Corona Diary: Day 06-07
The diary of a student who is no longer in school, following what this new virus means for us.
Over the past few days, we’ve been working hard to establish a new routine, something that I especially desperately need. If I didn’t have a plan, I probably wouldn’t get out of bed until the afternoon, so I wrote up a timetable of things I want to do (or need to do in the case of the unfortunate amount of school work).
I get up at eight and read for a bit, which is a luxury itself. Usually, when getting ready for school, I wouldn’t have time in the mornings to read, but over the last week I’ve already finished two books. The blessing and the curse of the quarantine is that we have a lot more time and not very much we need to do.
I try to do schoolwork up until lunch: writing up essays for English, completing online quizzes for science and watching revision videos for maths. I’m trying to keep on putting as much effort as possible into the work we get set, but it’s still hard to motivate myself to do it. For starters it’s beginning to feel very much like a holiday. A holiday with a lot of homework and nowhere to go.
After lunch, I’m trying to do some writing each day. As I started doing more revision for my exams, I ended up doing less and less writing, so the projects that I really wanted to work on were set aside. A silver lining of this storm cloud is that I now have time to return to some of the things I love. I’m even hoping that I might be able to complete a novel whilst we’re off school.
As well as all this, we’re trying to get in a daily bit of exercise- a run, a walk or anything else we can think of- as well as doing other things we’ve wanted to do but haven’t been able to until now. There’s more to do than I think when I look around the house, and that’s not even considering the plethora of things available on the internet. If I keep busy and keep to a schedule, I’m hoping that it’ll take a long while for me to get bored.
by Lily Tibbitts