One thing that I have learned about myself during this quarantine is how much I took school for granted. Going to school was an excuse to be able to see my friends and educate myself and discover who I am as a person. Without school I am stuck at home with nothing to do.
When I first heard that school would be canceled I was excited because like every 16 year old kid, the only thing that went through my mind was no school. Soon after that I realized that this was much bigger than I thought it was going to be. I couldn’t see my friends and it’s hard to stay in contact with someone without seeing them everyday like you are used to. I felt bad for the seniors because that was likely the last time I would see most of them. The seniors weren’t able to get their last spring sports season or get Tolo or Prom and might not even get a graduation. COVID-19 has taken so much from high school students across the country and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In the end I really hope I am able to see my friends again.
Spring sports was another thing I took for granted. I won’t be able to play baseball games under the lights this year with some of my teammates. This also could be the very last time I play with any of them. I won’t be able to watch boys soccer at night with my friends or walk over to see the tennis matches this year. I won’t be able to make those memories that will last me a lifetime. I miss seeing my coaches and all that hard work I put in during the offseason will now just go to waste because of this pandemic sweeping the nation. I hope that next year I am able to play with my friends and have a spring sports season.
All in all the things I have learned during this time is how much I took school for granted. I was able to see my friends everyday and I was able to learn something new every class. I wish that there was something we could do for the class of 2020 that was robbed of their senior year. I miss spring sports and being able to see my coaches and teammates on the field. Ultimately I realize now how important school is.