Finding things to do

Finding things to do

Anna Rowell, Editor

With everything that has been going on, the ban on being in public places with more than one person and the temporary closures of restaurants, stores, and many other places that people hang out or go for fun, it has been hard for people, especially my age, teenager, to find things to occupy their time. For me personally, I have picked up a few hobbies that I never would have known I’d have the talent for.

I recently started drawing and I have got to say that I actually enjoy it quite a bit. What I do is find a picture that somebody else has already drawn and just copy it. I know it’s kind of cheating, but it’s not like I’m passing it off for my own work. It’s very calming for me, especially in the right setting. One day, it was around 70 degrees outside, so I decided to sit outside and draw. I was out there for about two hours, but I ended up with a pretty cool sketch of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Some other things I’ve drawn include Wonder Woman, Pennywise, the Flash, and Gollum from Lord of the Rings.

I also spend a lot of time at my job at Chick Fil A. We have a schedule set up where half of us work a certain three days of the week and the other half of the employees work the other days. I’m on the Monday, Wednesday, Friday team, and it’s a lot of fun, but I do miss all the people who are on the other days. It has been interesting serving people during times like these. I believe the customers have either gone one of two ways. They are either very on edge and are oftentimes rude or they are very appreciative of us employees and the fact that we’re staying open. Either way, it does keep my mind off things and keep me from the boredom that I face every day when I’m at home.

Other than work and drawing, I’ve done a lot of sleeping, watching tik toks and scrolling through all of my other social media, which is not as interesting, but at least it’s something to do.