By Nazier McDonald
Where do I begin? This has been one of the longest stretches I’ve ever been in the house at a time. It has also been the worst. Don’t get me wrong, I love being around my family during times like this and it really helps with developing better relationships with siblings. The worst part about all of this is I can’t see my friends. I can’t go out. I can do NOTHING. It feels like what I would call “luxury prison.” I would much rather be in school doing work and socializing with people in person. Since this lockdown, I've only left the house two times and well, as you would imagine, it’s driving me crazy. Let's not think about the negatives for a second. My niece has a birthday coming up in a few days. I’m really hoping to do something nice for her. With no resources at hand and no way to get them, it will be tough.
My mother still works so she goes to work and comes back home. My older sister is living at a hotel because her employer wants her to be close. The only good thing about that is that we have Ava, her daughter, at our house. My other sister is fine with the quarantine and she has her phone to keep in contact with her friends. I play my favorite online basketball game with my friends and that’s how I keep in touch with them.
I hope everyone else is doing well and not going crazy. Some things I find helpful are: playing online games with friends, using FaceTime, and doing your school work. Keep in contact with your teachers. You need to stay updated on work. It is sad to be missing part of our senior year.