This is going to be lengthy but I'll try my best not to be too extra in my writing but let's be frank I will totally be dramatic.
Like every great story we will start at the beginning where things aren't too exciting but bring a nice flow to the matter. If you do not know I am a sophomore in a sorority meaning I moved into my chapter house early August with about 70 other girls. You heard that right I live in a large house with 70+ girls during when during a pandemic but that's a story for another time ( literally a very paragraphs down). Also being a sophomore sorority girl that means I will take part in recruiting the new member class. Normally that would be a week of standing around talking and chanting nonstop everyday, however with covid being a major issue we went all high-tech. This years recruitment went via Zoom, which sounds just as bad as it sounds. Of course it wasn't a complete nightmare it was more of an annoyance than anything else. Just imagine this waking up at six in the morning to get ready meaning hair, make up, and nicely dressed to sit in front of your laptop for about 7 hours straight. Correct you look fancy just to sit in front of a camera to talk to 17 girls every 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong it was cool to talk to new girls but after awhile its gets draining or even awkward because some girls just don't want to talk to you. My least favorite part was probably sitting on a stool wearing a pair of sweat pants under a dress leaning against a wall with my computer screen up in my business. It was an experience that I hope we never have to do again to be honest. That took up about two weeks of my life and then bam I was in school again. The first week of school went by so fast but that is what happens when most of your classes are online.
Having a bunch of online classes have its ups and downs; I can sleep in everyday and work at my own pace as long as I finish my work by the end of the week. However, If I get lost I get lost online education is like teaching yourself a subject without any background knowledge of said subject. So far I have been working very well in all my classes but I can't say much since I haven't taken an exam yet. I believe once midterms begin I will be able to determine if I am really learn anything right now. Besides that I do have the privilege of having two in-person classes which kind of stand as discussion classes where everyone is far away from one another and don't want to talk. It is kind of depressing because you can't really make any friends within my classes because you can just tell no one wants to talk to one another. Covid and social distancing issues have been causing either endless boredom or stupidity. Since there really isn't anything to do I spend a lot of time in my sorority room doing either homework or watching Netflix I try to hang out with my friends. Which leads to my new dilemma; having covid during a pandemic.
It was inescapable to be honest because what do you expect when you bring about a large campus of college kids back together. I was taking all the precarious but you can't be your friends keeper and know who they hang out with. Also you can blame people for not knowing they are sick when they didn't have symptoms. To tell you what happened I'll start with how the only symptoms I felt at the beginning was sneezing and stuffy nose, which at the time I thought was seasonal allergies. I went home for Labor Day weekend but knowing a girl I hung out tested positive was was cautious enough to wear masks around them just incase before I took another test. I want to say before I went home I took a test and got negative results. As I was getting ready to drive back to campus I went with my mother to take once again a covid test and that's when I found out the news of my positive. This resulted me in my current state of quarantine within my room at home. I have been very lucky in this matter as I am having very little symptoms and either just feeling like I have a cold. Also my whole family tested negative despite being around me for a few days.
It is kind of funny to me because its just the second month of the school year but Its better now than later when it gets colder and more people get sick. I know this is an extreme learning experience because this shows how important it is to social distance.