My quarantine experience

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Ashia Eubanks

Ashia Eubanks, bottom right, has been FaceTiming with friends while school is closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Pictured with her are, from top left, Ana Le, Kymoria Mottley and Lyndsey Bailey. "The part that sucks is not being able to go out. Not being able to physically hang out with friends, go to the grocery store without the fear of catching a threatening virus, or simply being able to go to a restaurant with family," she said.

Ashia Eubanks, Staff Writer

For the past month, the entire U.S. has mostly been quarantined. We’re talking self-isolation, social distancing, basically removing yourself from outside forces until things get better. Everyone has dealt with being in quarantine vastly different ways, but for myself it’s been decently all right.

I personally think we can all agree on one thing, that being told to self-isolate when we were going to do it anyway is the equivalent to being told by your mom to clean the dishes when you were literally going to do it anyway. You just don’t want to do it anymore.

Quarantine life has not been overly bad. I get to eat when I want, sleep when I want, scroll aimlessly through Instagram all I want and you basically do everything on your own schedule. Honestly, it’s what most teenagers asked for before this all happened.

The part that sucks is not being able to go out. Not being able to physically hang out with friends, go to the grocery store without the fear of catching a threatening virus, or simply being able to go to a restaurant with family.

As of right now the solution to seeing others, is FaceTiming or video call. I was on the phone the other day with a friend of mine, Lyndsey Bailey, and she said, “Being quarantined is not the worst thing, because obviously we could be going through much worse, it’s given me time to work on new hobbies or things that I have made excuses not to do, but I miss socializing and being able to hang out with friends.”

So that’s basically it. Of course we students have online work, but getting the option to do all of this at home, is a plus to some of us. Just taking this time to relax, try new things (within your home), and making the most out of this quarantine is what I aspire to do and maybe others too. Make sure to be grateful during this time for what you do have, and make the most out of quarantine!