It's Monday. Online school has officially been extended till May 1, as expected. Honestly, most of the people around me including me, expect it to go on even longer than that considering May is expected to be the peak of the virus. Nothing about the format has really changed compared to last week, so I won't bore you with those details.
Today, my colorguard coaches sent out an "end of the season email. It was a very long one that was supposed to replace the end of season banquet, I have to say the email was not nearly as fun as a banquet. It was however, a reminder of what life would be like if the Corona virus hadn't made its dramatic appearance. We would be ending our winter season, strong, at state champs. Then we'd all get together, dress up a little, bring food and have one last great time to end the season with an evening of fun and laughter. Then our coaches would present us with awards, member of the year, and most improved for both Varsity and JV teams. Finally we would have made our way to the auditorium and watched the slideshow of pictures from the season. Instead, we ended with one practice weeks ago, and read an email, most of us wore sweatpants while reading it, definitely did not share food, we read the names of who won each award, and clicked on the link to watch the slideshow of pictures. Sad times. For all winter sports.
However, I promise I'm not still crying over an incomplete season, we have improvised as the rest of the world has. Today was our first "Zoom" workout session, and it was a lot of fun! Our coaches sent videos of some choreography we can work through from home, which was super awesome of them. We are moving forward, all of us. We are making the best of this crisis, and pushing through despite the slight nostalgia of a time before corona. I'm proud of us for that.