Staff Writer Yuki Adams made a list of things she told herself she would do during quarantine. Guess how many she’s done…
I’ve been putting off everything but binge-watching Criminal Minds since I came home for the rest of the semester. The fact that lectures are recorded just means I can always watch them later…whenever “later” comes around. Despite where I am now, the first thing I did when I got home was to open up my bullet journal and make a list of things I wanted to do and achieve during quarantine. So, here’s a list of lies I told myself I would do:
So yes, I set myself some goals. Most of them are relatively achievable. And I actually am going to start the at-home Youtube workout tomorrow. And I started compiling a small list of movies I should probably be familiar with. So I’m making small steps. And the thing is, I’m not beating myself up over not being uber productive during this time. Just because I have more time doesn’t mean that that time hasn’t been filled with uncertainty, stress, and been completely different from anything else I’ve experienced. So, not filling every second of my waking day with something crazy meaningful is okay. Watching Criminal Minds until 5 am isn’t, but I’ve mostly stopped that. See! Baby steps. Just because Shakespeare wrote King Lear while in quarantine doesn’t mean I have to. I’m not a failure for not writing literature that will be studied for generations to come. I can’t even do that hopped up on my fourth coffee of the night at Butler. I’ve been doing what I can do to feel sane while staying safe, and I hope you are too.
Me pondering my list of goals via Wikimedia Commons