Through this difficult time, it may seem really hard to stay positive. As a junior, I still have another year before I have to worry about leaving for college. Even though I may not have the stress of leaving, I still worry about my future. I know I am not the only one. The graduating class of 2020 has lost a lot, but they are not the only ones losing once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We all are, and we are mourning the losses with everyone.
We found out that we are not finishing the school year in school. It may not seem like that big of a deal at first, but we, as humans, crave interaction. The world we live in today is filled with technology to keep us involved, but nothing can compare to face-to-face communication. So, this leaves us at a standstill. To deal with the loss of in-person communication, we have to utilize what we have when it comes to virtual communication when we need to communicate with the people outside of our homes.
My advice to you, enjoy this time with your family and the people you can be in contact with. Learn something new. Learn to cook a new dish, take up a new hobby, read a new genre of books. Take this time to adapt and learn how to think on your toes.
You are strong. You are empowering. You are making history. You will be telling this story for years to come. How are you writing your story?
I will leave you with that thought. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to be here.