The experience of time during the pandemic

March 25, 2021 4:57 PM

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Photo of stick figures propped up on hand-drawn houses. Image by @congerdesign from Pixabay

Photo of stick figures propped up on hand-drawn houses. Image by @congerdesign from Pixabay

Diary Entry 1

It's been a full year of staying at home a majority of the time and I noticed a lot of changes in me and those around me. I always wonder how my life would be different if the pandemic never happened and that is what truly gets me thinking. Something else that gets me thinking is how society will be different as time continues. Many have been in their homes the whole time and have not socialized as much as they usually did. Some have even developed problems such as social anxiety over this course of time and others are even too afraid to even go out. When people are going to have to go out for things such as school and some are no longer required to stay at home for work I think things might start to change but who knows. The best thing to do right now is to try your best to stay talk to people even if you aren't seeing them in person. Maybe call them or catch up here and there so that you won't end up in awkward situations when you can start socializing again. There is no point in dwelling in thoughts about how things would have been if the pandemic never happened so start doing things you want to do now and focus on yourself and your goals to set yourself up for a reality you would enjoy. 

Diary Entry 2

School of course has changed a lot between 2019 and now, for me, a big change was the change in difficulty. Although school has been harder, I have worked hard to maintain grades that I believe to be decent. The pandemic has given me a lot of time to think about my education and what careers I want to pursue but I’m still thinking about such things. Education has become something I value more and more and this has been true to me since before the pandemic. I am trying my best in school to set myself up for the future but to be honest I don't really know what that future is. I don't know what job I want, where I want to live, or what college I want to go to and it seems like time is going faster than ever which is giving me even less time to think about these things. Something I am going to focus on for the rest of this year is instead of thinking more, I will start to do more and get closer to finding more about myself and my interests so I don't come unprepared for the next steps in my life.

Diary Entry 3

My feelings about the pandemic have always been the same since the beginning. I have always been partial about the pandemic and have never thought about it more good than bad and more bad than good, it's always been something I think matters but at the same time won't affect me too much. I have always found myself as more of an introvert so staying in didn't seem that big of a deal to me. School, I knew was probably going to be a big change but with the way classes were set up, it didn't end up being as big of a mess as I thought. The only big change I notice is that time goes by really fast and I've said that a lot even before the pandemic but with the pandemic, it's gone by faster than ever. It's almost as if time has sped up and there is no way of stopping it. It's crazy that this was the same month where all this started, I remember being at the food market stocking up on everything possible and standing in a long line. Time has been going fast, many things have changed and I wonder what's to come next. 

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