Dear Future Rocks

Jusele Irambona, Editor

Dear Future Rocks,

During the year 2020, we experienced a global coronavirus (CODID-19) pandemic. This pandemic caused a lot of changes in communities and it affected the way that people lived their lives. It was a difficult time for a lot of people, myself included. We were quarantined and advised not to leave the house, which meant we could no longer visit friends or family outside the house hold. This was a challenge for me, but thanks to social media I was able to keep in touch with my friends and family, and still had a way to communicate with them which helped a lot. Staying connected with them helped me in so many ways because they gave me support throughout quarantine and helped me not feel so alone and isolated.

Another challenge I faced during this time was school. When I had left school for Spring Break, I was very excited to be getting a break from school and was ready to enjoy my 2 week vacation. Suddenly 2 weeks became a month and then I found out I wouldn’t be going back to school for the rest of the year. Not going back to school might sound like a fun idea, but in all honesty, it wasn’t as fun as it sounds. Those last couple of months at the end of the school year are usually filled with important events and those are events that I missed out on and couldn’t experience that year. Also ,not going to school didn’t mean that school was over, we had to do online school, which I did not enjoy at all. Online school made me slack on a lot of my school work and my resources were limited so doing some assignments was difficult for me. Quarantine definitely taught me to no longer take any of these things for granted and I’m hoping this letter will do the same for you.