Corona Virus Reflection

News broke out that all schools in the Santa Clara County are to be shut down beginning March 16th through April 6th. As I heard the announcement through the PA system I, as well as my other classmates were happy to hear the news. I got that feeling you get when it’s the last day of school before summer break. For all of a solid hour I was joyful that I would be free from school, free from stress, and free from restless nights. I also had a bittersweet feeling when they announced that all sports would be shut down. I was happy that I wouldn’t have to practice today (Friday) or Saturday. But then I realized that I won’t be able to enjoy the sport that allows me to escape the real world. And as a Senior, I won’t be able to have closure on what will most likely be my last season playing baseball. But then Mr. Alpers hit me with a reality check. This disease is bigger than me, than all of us. As great as it feels to have three weeks off, there’s still a lot of unknown events that could happen within those three weeks. The government could order a nationwide quarantine that would mandate us to stay indoors at all times. And in an extreme case, President Trump could declare Marshall Law.

I may seem happy to have a three week break from school, but on the inside I do have some worries about the possible events to transpire within those three weeks. If nothing happens and I can roam around freely then I’ll be chilling. But if that’s not the case, then It’s going to be tough to be “locked up” in my own house for three weeks with the same routines.

The bright side:

  • I won’t have to worry about school for 3 weeks.
  • I can catch up on a lot of sleep.
  • I can binge watch all my favorite shows on Netflix
  • I can spend more time with my friends, family, and dogs.

The down side:

  • There could be a nationwide quarantine.
  • I will get bored of the same routine after a week.
  • I will forget everything I learned at school and will lose my mechanics for baseball.