Contributor is exactly Sophia Van Ness
2021-01-26During Covid there are harsh rules that have been set in place. Some of those include staying home, social distancing when you are out in public, shutting down stores, wearing masks, not congregating with friends, and the list continues on and on. I think that these rules are all important, but in some cases don’t need to be followed. For example, small businesses aren’t allowed to be open due to strict closing guidelines. This means that a lot of stores are going out of business, and are losing money, which does not help our economy. I also think that when you are outside, in a large space, you should not have to wear a mask. If you are 6 feet away from others, then you should not be required to wear a facial covering. All in all, these rules have kept a lot of people safe, but I think that if you have the knowledge to make your own decisions regarding these topics, that you should do that and follow your own personal rules, that keep YOU safe.
2021-01-07My Christmas this year was different than the years before. What is usually a day full of family, was a day of no people, distancing, and zoom calls. My family usually has a giant Christmas eve party, but this year some of my family wasn’t even able to gather together. We were still able to have my cousins over, but it wasn’t the big party experience I was hoping for. My cousins also usually spend the night and open presents with us, but this year they had to go home. We ended up having a nice dinner and we even held a zoom meeting to try to connect with other family members who weren’t there...but it just wasn’t the same. It was the first year where it truly didn’t feel like Christmas.
2020-12-16T13This year's Thanksgiving was like no other. What is usually a day full of family and friends, became a day of distancing. I was not able to see all of my family, but thankfully my mom, dad, and brother were still there. We tried to keep our traditions, like making the turkey, baking pies...etc, but covid was really wrecking my parade. During dinner we tried to space ourselves out, but it didn't last for long. We decided that we had to take a break and just give one another something as simple as a hug. Even though my whole family wasn't there, we still ended up having a great time. At first it was hard to find things to be grateful for, just because of this hectic year, but by the end, I had a whole list put together. Even throughout this...interesting day, me and my family still found the joys in being together, and staying healthy.