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2020-09-01When the first cases in our state were announced (March 11), schools were shut down within days. At first, I thought it would only last for a couple of weeks, or maybe a month at most. But, that didn’t happen. In fact, we will probably not go back on to campus this year. School is now being held online, and it has its ups and downs. Something good about it is that I don’t have to get up as early, fully dressed, and school days are shorter. However, I’m not actually getting anymore additional sleep than I did when I had to wake up at 6 AM, since I now stay up until 1 or 2 AM. Another thing that I don’t particularly like about online school is that I don’t get to interact with my friends during school. I’m happy that we have the technology to communicate with them every day, but I wish I could physically be with them and talk to them face to face. Online school is either done through Google Meets, Zoom, or Discord, where teachers give instruction and answer any questions we have. Since I attend a technology based school, we were given Macbook Airs, and use them to do assignments. At my school, already semi-operated online so the transition to online school wasn’t hard. We use this site called “echo” where we turn in our assignments and they get graded. So far online school is okay except for the occasional Wi-Fi issues that are annoying. I can say I definitely prefer going to actual school since everything just seemed a lot more streamlined.
2020-06-10The whole summer I had this looming inexplicable fear that time was running out, and I guess that was really embodied by my job search. I feel like I applied at every fast food place on the westside of Albuquerque and the south side of Rio Rancho and I had gotten a call back from only a few. All in all I got 5 interviews from different places and none of them were for jobs I ended up getting. This was because there were so many downsized companies and competition for the jobs that they had. I was driven to madness by the midpoint of the summer and I felt like because the summer was halfway over that I was running out of time. By the end of the summer I didn’t start working until the weekend after the second week of school at Sonic.
2020-08-01During quarantine I was very stressed because of all the uncertainty. Playing guitar really helps me to de-stress so I learned the intro to Nothing Else Matters during quarantine. During quarantine I found it hard to stay busy. There was little to do since I couldn't leave the house so I decided to take advantage of quarantine to learn some new things. I feel that this is something lots of people did during quarantine. It was a great time to use to learn new things because there was nothing to do. I also learned many other songs but this one is the one that I always play when I am feeling stressed. It’s lots of fun to play but also very calming.