Updated: Apr 20, 2020
Much like almost every other university student on the planet, I came home this weekend to start my 6-month long ‘Summer break’. This is almost double the normal length of my summer breaks at home, and it’s all thanks to Corona! Being at home for 6 months after living by myself for 6 months will be tricky. For as long as I can I am going to do daily updates about my life stuck at home with my 2 parents, who are also stuck at home.
Day one was pretty easy. We did some last minute jobs we needed to get done before it gets any more dangerous to go outside. We did the food shop (at 10am all of the shelves were empty), we collected a painting that my parents had bought and feared they would never be able to collect, and we took the dog for a walk. Out of this entire situation, Poppy is winning. We finished the day off with a games night, where I learned I need to work on my Cluedo skills ASAP.
This was a nice, relaxed and wholesome day but I know this won’t last. My dad is working from home, I am studying from home, and my mum is off as she works in a primary school, so we have a busy house. I am so thankful that I have a family to come home to and (as of now) we are all safe and healthy. These next few months are going to be scary and it’s difficult to comprehend how uncertain everything is. As someone who likes to know what is coming round the corner, this is scary, but it’s also a learning opportunity for everyone. I am trying to be in the moment and remember how everything feels, mainly for future generations who will be amazed by the stories we will tell them about this weird time in our history. However, I am also trying to fill my brain with positive thoughts and 2 intense university courses, so I’m desperately trying to find a balancing act!