My final thoughts on Quarantine
At the beginning of quarantine I really did not think this would be anything serious. I didn’t really think that we would be stuck here for almost 3 months, doing school on the computer and not being able to see my friends. Quarantine has pretty much been a down for this year, I’m kind of glad it happened.
I found new ways to entertain myself. For example I never thought that I would ever be playing video games, but now I’m obsessed with them. Surprisingly, I am off my phone way less than I was when I was in school. Which is also very refreshing because I feel like a lot of teenagers today are always on their phones so I felt that quarantine was good for me personally because I learned to stay off my phone. I also learned that I loved reading. I used to read before but I didn’t read as much as I do now, and I think it’s safe to say that’s a really good thing.
Not only have I learned stuff about myself but I’ve learned stuff about my family. I’ve also been able to bond with my brother more because we see each other all the time now. Before my brother and I were so caught up in school and doing extra activities after school that we barely saw each other until the weekend. Now I’m glad I got to spend time with my brother.
I also think quarantine made me appreciate things a lot more. I didn’t realize how much I took for granted until after I was stuck in my house for about two weeks. I learn to appreciate fast food a lot more. Before quarantine I was eating out almost every other day, and I didn’t realize that eating out was a privilege, but that also made me learn to appreciate home cooked meals more because now I am a lot more healthy. I also appreciate my friends a lot more because I used to just see them every day and think “ oh look there’s my friends”, but now I’m not seeing any of them and I’m really appreciating my friends a lot more.
Before quarantine my mom would drive to the Acme every other day or every two days. I would always complain that we had to go somewhere and we can never just stay home, but the other day I went out to Acme for the first time and I was so excited to go and get out of the house. I’ve also appreciated school a lot more, because everyday I would dread getting up at 5 in the morning to go to school, but now I am glad that we still have school online because it gives me something to do.
Overall while a lot of us can’t wait to get out of our houses and see our friends and go out and go back to our normal lives, I feel like this quarantine was very educational. It sounds crazy to say that I’m glad I got to experience quarantine. I can only hope that other people learn the same things that I did, and we can all learn to just stay positive, really appreciate what we have, and always appreciate everything we have.