I’m extra ready for a break. This semester has been simultaneously the shortest and longest semester ever. I know that being in school has distracted me from the pandemic and all feelings associated for a while now, which has its pros and cons. I haven’t been able to process my pandemic-related emotions to the full extent because I’ve been distracted. Not only have I been distracted, but we are still in it. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: this pandemic has affected us more than we realize. That’s the scariest part to me. To the point that it’s hard to remember life before the pandemic.
The pandemic has genuinely taught me to find the silver lining and I am grateful, but that doesn’t mean to disregard the negatives. I know if I were to act like I’m leaving the pandemic completely unscathed, I would be lying to myself and might feel more affected down the line. But if I only focused on the bad parts, I’d be unwell emotionally. So, I’m trying to really take in how I’ve been affected, negatively and positively, because I know that’s the best strategy for myself.
Until next time,