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A week in the life of Amir: quarantine edition

Nov 6, 2020 5:18 PM

Photo Essays

For this photo essay, I decided to capture some moments from a random week in my life on camera. Although I don't find my life very interesting, I'm sure there's someone who experiences similar emotions and events in their life, so I hope we can connect with each other. My life has become even more uninteresting and chaotic ever since we started quarantining due to COVID-19, but I only want to focus on the positives in this photo essay. I hope you enjoy it!

At my school, Wednesdays are “free” days. I decided to do some Spanish work because I was bored. I'm taking Spanish two this year — I took Spanish one last year — and it's not as hard as I thought it would be. It's completely online; I use a site called “Acellus” to access the resources I need. Honestly, I didn't really like the idea of doing Spanish online at first, but now I love it! It's not as exhausting as my other classes, and I can really complete a week’s worth of work (five videos) in one day.

When I first wake up in the morning, I usually plan what I'm going to make for lunch instead of heading to my home room class. Today I decided to make some sausage and rice, and let me tell you, it helped me survive my dreadful pre-calculus class. If I'm being completely honest, food is the only thing that keeps me sane and in a somewhat good mood. If I don't eat something, I'll get aggravated by everyone and end up leaving class. Now I have to go wash all the dishes that I messed up *loud sobbing.*

I woke up to snow covering the ground and the nearby cars. *Sigh* I had planned to go on a “picture date” today with a friend so that I would have some more lovely shots for this project, but now I'm stuck in this god forsaken house! At least I have an excuse to wear my boots when I go out tomorrow. That's a good thing, I suppose.

Most days I find some time to just relax and watch some YouTube videos. Usually I sit at my desk or lay on my bed and watch the videos on my laptop. If my laptop dies, I let it charge and watch something else on my phone. It's not the best for my eyes, but it does relax me.

I LOVE “Rick & Morty,” but I didn't have any of their merch. I saw this cute little Funko Pop in Walmart and I HAD to have it. I mean, look at how adorable Teddy Rick is! I plan on collecting more Funko Pops in the future, so this little guy can have some friends.

I decided to go on a walk today since it snowed yesterday and I still needed at least three pictures to complete my photo essay. I walked to my old school, John Winthrop Elementary, and I captured the nostalgic feeling of recess in this picture. I miss running around and climbing up the slide, falling on the pavement and scraping my knees. Ah, the good ol’ days.

On my way back home from my very short walk, I realized that I could do so much better than just take a few quick shots of some basic playground structures. I looked up at the sky, and all the beauty that is Howard Ave, taking over 100 pictures of just this street — MY street. Howard Ave is my home, and it's a beautiful one at that.

I've always been obsessed with nature, I’ve just never admitted it. I pass this one house that has a beautiful assortment of vines with leaves growing on the gates surrounding their backyard. I wish I got more of the little snow coating that sits on top of the gate and vines, but I still think this is so beautiful. I hope that one day my backyard will have some beautiful vines growing on a gate, and a big oak tree with a little garden nearby it.

That concludes a week in my life, quarantine edition! I hope you all enjoyed this. Take care!