Where Have Our Minds Been During these Past Eight Months?

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Sarah Gudmundsen

These few months have been unimaginable. If someone told me that a two week break would turn into eight months, I would not have even considered what they said to be true. Somehow, it feels as though last school year is still still fresh in our minds, but yet it feels like so long ago. I am unsure if this is just me, but when I think of last year it makes me feel really happy but also really sad. The happiness is from the good memories of normalcy and the sadness is knowing that we can’t go back to what things once were.

  When I see ads or commercials talking about how we are in this together it makes me question if we really are. They say we are together, and though we may be, we actually may feel alone. You keep on finding yourself asking “when will this finally end?” Staying positive isn’t the easiest thing. It’s easier to just complain about what we can’t have or do.

  It’s like sitting in a boat in the middle of a lake. You look to see what’s on the other side, and you can’t really tell. You know something is going to be there, you just don’t know what. So, you sit and wait. Just like 2020, we’ve sat and waited to see what’s on the other side. The only way to find out is to keep on paddling. No matter how much the situation may hurt right now, just tell yourself that it is not forever.