Sunday, May 3, 2020

COVIDJOURNAL: Social life, productivity, and just my general routine has fallen off

(From student journal AMH2020 Spring2020)

April 4th- This marks the 1st day of my Covid-19 journal. This quarantine so far has been interesting. A lot has changed and my freshman year has been cut short. Missing Tallahassee and classes are much harder to keep up with online. I feel as though it is harder to keep focused on school work and your priorities when they are attached to electronics. Everything is good and I’m blessed because I know they’re people being impacted way worse than I am.

April 5th- Nothing exciting to report today. Today was your average Sunday. I spent time playing Backgammon with my Mom and we enjoyed a Sunday lunch together with my Dad. After running a few errands I played with my friends on PlayStation and relaxed for a little while. As usual I procrastinated and finished an assignment right before 11:59 which I nearly forgot about.

April 6th- This quarantine is slowly starting to get to me. I spend most of my time inside and try to be creative when I’m feeling bored. A few of my friends and I met at the local Chipotle for lunch and just parked our cars with a parking spot in between. Social distancing. That’s our way of hanging out right now. Towards the end of the day I got started on a few assignments and watched Netflix for the rest of the day.

April 7th- Today was extra boring seeing that I didn’t have any assignments to work on or anything productive to do. I did a backyard workout today at around noon and then after that I went for my usual coffee run. I also mailed off an item that I sold online. Towards the end of the day I was researching some information on my major making sure I was on track and that by the end of the year I will have my requirements met.

April 8th- Today I woke up late although I did manage to be somewhat productive. I did some research into some stocks that I’ve been keeping my eye on. I do online trading under the mentorship of one of my Dad’s friends which is something I truly enjoy. Then after that I did a discussion board and an assignment for EVR1001. Most days during this quarantine feel the same and I feel like we all lose track of what day it is because they kind of blend into each other. I feel as though it’s important to stay creative and that it’s up to you to make the best of the current situation even though that’s easier said than done.

Aril 9th- Today I was feeling extra uncertain regarding our current circumstances. Rumors are going around that maybe all schools will be closed for the remainder of 2020 which is terrifying. Life has changed so much. Social life, productivity, and just my general routine has fallen off. Much of the time I don’t feel like I’m learning and that’s no one’s fault it’s just that I’m not currently in a learning environment so I feel less motivated. Hopefully sometime soon this virus is halted and life can go back to the way it was before. There’s only so much you can do when you’re locked inside of a house all day. On the bright side, I purchased on item online that I will be able to resell for over triple its value. Just trying different things to keep my mind moving and motivated for the remainder of this quarantine.

April 10th- Today I forced myself to be more productive than usual. I woke up early and got ready then shipped a few things off that I had sold online. Proceeded to go get coffee as I do every single day. With the new circumstances we are living in, even something as small as running to get coffee has changed so much. You must worry about sanitizing everything and wearing mask when appropriate. Shortly after I completed any work that I had to do I then check out the stock market to see if anything interesting was happening or if there was any opportunity there. We got some good news as well today. One of my boys back home will be our roommate for the upcoming year if there are classes to go back to this year. This is something we’ve talked about for quite a while so it’s exciting that we will all be living under the same roof. So, within the next few days we are looking at getting the lease signed and organizing all that. Other than that, it was just another day of quarantine and social distancing so how exciting could it be?