I wanted to make a joke about this global pandemic in my last post, but didn’t. I suppose that it wasn’t really a joke, but instead a reference.
I decided against it because I felt I was being insensitive. There is no room in this argument for me to crack jokes.
People are very afraid, and rightfully so. Every Disney park in the world is closed, entire countries are on lockdown, and my local Kroger has no toilet paper. I even checked Walmart, but no dice. Quite a tragedy, I know.
I’ve come here today to answer a simple question: “how can we make this situation more positive?”
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.2 Timothy 1:7
First of all, let’s calm down. Worse things have transpired in this world.
And now I shall list some things that aren’t canceled due to this dreadful virus…
• the internet
• The Office
• waffles (thank God)
• Conan Gray’s new album
• fist bumps (cautious ones)
The list goes on!
How can we keep clean and healthy?
I’m positive that you’ve heard these before, but here we go again…
• eat your fruits and veggies
• take a shower (you probably smell like lettuce anyway)
• use your hand sanitizer!! (I highly recommend this one)
• don’t eat the hand sanitizer (it tastes gross! 🤢)
• stay away from large crowds
• clean, clean, clean
• handshakes = 🙅🏻♀️
• cautions fist bumps = 👍
• cover your coughs and sneezes
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:7
As you can imagine, all of the things I was looking forward to are either being canceled or postponed. Saying that I’m sad would be an understatement.
My first prom is postponed, church is closed, and I may not be able to return to school for the rest of the semester. The thought of not going back to school to finish out the year with my friends is rather depressing. I won’t be returning to this particular school next year, but instead will be dual-enrolling at an online college. Call me silly, self-centered, or insane, but I’m heartbroken.
In the midst of my melancholy, I remain thankful that I am not a senior. This would feel so much more terrible if I were. If you are a senior, however, I extend my deepest apologies. As awful as the situation may be, please remember it is not your fault. You did nothing to deserve this. There will be plenty of future opportunities, and your story most definitely doesn’t end here.
I’ve been in my house for three days. THREE DAYS, PEOPLE. I’ve gone (almost) completely insane.
Besides getting out to run in my neighborhood, I’ve done nothing but schoolwork, eat food, and watch The Office.
I’d like to be more productive, so here are some things I hope to get done while stuck in the ever-present prison I call my home…
• finally learn to play ukulele
• discover a new television show (give me suggestions in the comments)
• learn some of my favorite ballet variations
• run more
• tune my sister’s guitar (she keeps bringing it up 🙄)
• play legos with my sister
• work on my next gigantic project that I like to call “Rebekah’s Ariana Grande Grammy’s Dress”
In conclusion, we’re all fearful of the future.
If we choose to be positive, our fear will shrink.
We’re going to be okay. I promise. 💓