Apparently, there is this really deadly virus called COVID-19 and that’s why I’m trapped in my house. Ever heard of it? Of course you have and of course you are bored out of your mind in quarantine right now because you do not want to get the virus. At least that’s the case for me. So, out of pure boredom I have decided to try and research and find different things to do for fun and getting caught up on things that need to be done in order to achieve my different goals after graduating from Catawba. After all, there’s only so much Netflix you can watch without your head starting to hurt.
I thought of a few things, myself, that you may want to consider working on as college students. First, your resume, this is something that is normally time consuming to work on and get in order especially with our normally busy lives. Therefore, now you have time to perfect your resume just the way you want. Secondly, I’m not sure about the rest of you, but since switching to online classes my workload has seemed to triple. However, I now have the time to work even harder on assignments in order to achieve the grade that I want to achieve. Therefore, take your time on your assignments, after all you have the time to.
I also talked to a couple people to get their ideas on what to do trapped in this quarantine bubble. First, I asked my brother, who lives about five hours from us, “What are you doing to stay occupied in quarantine?” His response to me was, “I have a four-year old.” Fair enough. He laughed a little bit and went on to say, that people should be using this time to do things that they aren’t normally able to do, spend time with their family. He said we should use this time to realize how blessed we are and not take the time for granted. Even if it’s just being able to eat dinner with your family every night, that may be something that most people aren’t normally able to do.
Secondly, I talked to my friend who I haven’t seen in a few weeks about her occupied time. She said that she is bored out of her mind. However, she has tried to use the time to be productive, decluttering things, and just overall said that she had been, “doing things that she had put on the back burner.” She also said that she has been able to spend some more time with her family during the quarantine. She said that her family and her have developed a routine every night. Every night she has been making dinner for her family and then they play a board game afterwards. She said that growing up, this is something that she always wanted to do with her family and now she has the chance to.
I understand that for most of us this may be a very boring time in our lives. However, I believe that if you are blessed to have food, a house to be in, and a family to be with right now, then nobody should be complaining. Do not take this time for granted. Perfect your resume, take the time to work hard and achieve an A and do things with your family that you have been wanting to do. Overall, do not put your life on hold because of this virus, choose to accomplish things you haven’t been able to because of your busy lifestyle.