Dispatch: Everything Feels Weird

by Jenna Bloom ’21

Today is Wednesday March 25. 13 days ago Governor Larry Hogan announced that all Maryland schools would close for two weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Today the Maryland superintendent announced four more weeks of closure. 

It feels weird being stuck at home. Luckily, I have siblings and Club Penguin to keep me entertained but everything feels like it’s going on a loop. The days are blending together, and I’m doing the same things over and over again to distract me from the global pandemic we’re experiencing. I genuinely miss school. Yes, it caused me a lot of stress. But it kept me busy and I got to be within 6 feet of my friends every day. I didn’t appreciate it enough while I was there.

 In times like these I am extremely thankful for technology. If I wasn’t able to FaceTime or text my friends everyday I think I would go insane. I’ve been going on a lot of walks to get some fresh air, and it seems as if my entire neighborhood has the same idea. 

I hate the confusion of it all. I hate not knowing when I’m going to see my friends again. We’re all living through a weird time right now and I just hope things go back to normal soon.