We Are Living in History

By Hannah Middaugh

I do not even know where to begin with this. We are all experiencing something different during this pandemic. I live in the middle of nowhere on top of a mountain ridge. All I can do is watch television, listen to music, write, and spend time with my dog. Some of you who live in cities might be experiencing a lot more, but I am bored out of my mind.  

I understand the importance of this virus not spreading any further than it already has, and the leadership of Wilson College is doing what they think is best. While all the changes happen around us, we are all experiencing different effects of this pandemic. Some are living in cities that are in complete lockdown, while others are living in areas where they can come and go as they please. Those of us who live in the middle of nowhere (like me), are already used to barely leaving the house and stocking up on things because we must drive a half hour to an hour to go shopping.  

But I was not prepared for the boredom I would experience without having the option of leaving the house. I have binged watch two seasons of two different television shows (“Chuck” and “Sons of Anarchy”, if you were wondering), played Sims4 for more than 10 hours, and spentat least three hours a day trying to find motivation to write my papers for classes. On top of this, I have been helping around the house and spending time with my dogs. It may seem like I have been keeping busy, but much of my time is me staring at a wall for inspiration to do something.  

One thing that I thought about while staring at the wall was how we are living in a historical event that will one day be in history books. That amazes and concerns me for many reasons.  

It concerns me because they will be talking about all the lockdowns, the quarantines, the global impact the virus had, all the postponed and cancelled events and what was happening in politics at the time. Are they also going to mention people panic buying toilet paper and howthousands of college students still went to Florida for spring break and risked exposure to the virus? Are they going to mention that senior citizens had to have special times to go shopping because younger people were making shopping difficult for them? I believe that they should put everything in the history books. Who is to say that this will never happen again? I think it would be beneficial to make sure the younger generations know what not to do.  

And this also amazes me because we are all experiencing the same, yet different, thing because of this pandemic. College students all over the nation are remote learning. Everyone is bored and worried at the same time. Everything that is happening is constantly changing. We have no idea what is about to happen or how the world is going to handle it.  

We are all experiencing different impacts this virus has on the world around us, but there is one thing to remember. We may all be in different locations, but we are still Boldly Wilson.We are all going through many emotions during this time, but we will get through this and we will be stronger for it in the future.   

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