Life has been hectic in 2021, however by no means extra so than through the few holidays we’ve had to date. From a New Yr’s Day stuffed with simply as a lot anxiousness as there was hope to Easter the place many individuals have been nonetheless unable to attend their church companies in particular person.
Holidays have been bringing combined emotions for me to date. Typically seen as a time to loosen up, do a little bit of self-care and spend the event with household or associates, I’ve observed many college students spent their holidays bunked up of their dorms catching up on homework.
If college students weren’t of their dorms, they might have been like me and tried to go to residence whereas getting their work achieved haphazardly as effectively. C’s get levels, proper? Others might have simply mentioned “screw it” and take the time to themselves with out acknowledging they even had homework.
And to the poor souls who needed to work over the vacations to make ends meet, how I want you had solely homework to fret about on the finish of the day.
Nonetheless college students spent their holidays, I’m prepared to guess not a whole lot of them received to spend them within the methods they usually do. Take Easter for instance. Many individuals canceled their regular household gatherings to ensure everybody remained secure from the virus or have been instructed their Easter Sunday companies can be on-line as an alternative of in particular person.
What’s the purpose of dressing in your Sunday greatest in the event you’re simply placing it on for a Zoom name or trapping your self in your dorm so you’ll be able to lastly get to the highest of the mountain of homework? There isn’t one.
However regardless of the bizarre pandemic vacation routines all of us have, this yr will be considered a take a look at of fortitude. And we’re profitable, even when it doesn’t really feel prefer it.
The pandemic has crushed everybody down and with this spring comes the hope of going again to regular. Summer season received’t save us from COVID-19 like it could with the frequent chilly or the flu, however it could present a much-needed break.
With solely about 4 extra weeks left within the semester, we’re so near the top it makes me want time would go by quicker. I’m prepared for individuals to have the ability to get pleasure from their holidays and break with out having a nagging reminder of faculty at the back of their minds.
However earlier than we are able to try this, we now have to make it to the top of this marathon of a semester, reaching the end line in no matter means we are able to. Spring has sprung and the top of the semester is correct across the nook.
Should you spent your holidays cooped up in a dorm or juggling household and homework, I encourage you to take a while for your self, even when it’s solely 20 minutes. A mini vacation, if you’ll. Deal with your self to your favourite drink, sit down within the solar and simply loosen up such as you’re on the seaside.
Even when your Easter weekend didn’t prove such as you had hoped, with colourful egg hunts and high quality household time, it’s a lot simpler to make the following half-hour prove excellent. Take that break and care for your self. You deserve a little bit “vacation” self-care.
Anteia McCollum will be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @antxiam5