COVID-19 vs. Senior Year

COVID-19 has shut down the school until May 4th possibly later. That means that I will be back in school for two weeks and then it’s graduation. Definitely not how my senior year was supposed to go. But I am staying positive and happy and motivated. I am excited to face these new challenges. I am excited to see how the future unfolds in this time of uncertainty. I look forward to the future and all that is to come.

Okay, that’s all a lie. I am angry and disappointed. This is not how I wanted my senior year to go. I was excited to see my play come to life. I was excited for prom and senior week. I was excited for sporting events and cheesy senior year stuff. I was excited to go on adventures with friends. I was excited to close out my senior year with the people that I love. Now all of that stuff is questionable. I don’t know if I will have a prom or a formal graduation. I don’t know if I will see my friends in person anytime soon.

My biggest disappointment however, is not seeing my play come to life. Eve and I have been working on this play for about a year now and we are both really proud of how far it has come. A year ago this play was an idea in our heads. Now we have 30 people who are excited to bring this play to life. That cast has become like a second family to me and I want to see all their hard work come to pass. These people have poured time, sweat, tears, and pain into this production and their effort deserves to be recognized.

My future is uncertain, I don’t know if I will have the regular senior week that I planned on. I don’t know if I will have a formal graduation. I don’t know if I’ll perform my play at all. I am trying to be okay with the uncertainty but it is hard. I love control and the lack of control I have right now is driving me insane. It is okay though, if something got cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19 you are allowed to be disappointed and sad and angry. I know I am. Something like this has never been seen before, and it is hard to know what will happen. Everything is changing all the time and not necessarily for the better. It will all be over soon though. School will reopen, businesses will open again, and everything will go back to normal, and even though we can’t see the end, that doesn’t mean it will go on forever. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and hopefully this will all be over soon.


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