March 2021 marks a full year since the COVID-19 lockdown began. The Scribe’s photographer’s reflected on this past year, the concept of time and what it all means for them:
This entire virtual year has been bending the concept of time, at least for me. Some weeks online feel like I’m moving in slow motion, while others go by so fast that I’ll miss it if I blink.
It has definitely been stressful at times, especially now since I’m living off-campus. I don’t have much free time anymore, but when I do, I like to stretch out my downtime as much as I can, which results in turning assignments in at the last second. I, for one, can’t wait for in-person classes again, where I feel like my time is more valuable in classes.
Time is an interesting concept. We center all of our lives around time, a beginning and end, and stress over what will happen when the clock runs out. I think time should inspire us to take advantage of the beautiful life we have been kindly offered to take part in. Time should not scare us, we should find gratitude for it instead.
With this past year consisting of being under lockdown and having multiple restrictions, the time has definitely gone by very slowly. These restrictions have changed how my classes are held and it makes me lose motivation having to be at home.
Working for The Scribe and Simple Eatery allow me to continue to get out and we have definitely stayed busy throughout this time. It is great to be able to have that time to relax and have a quiet day at home.
This last year has been a whirlwind of uncertainty, craziness, and controversy. I find myself reflecting on the past couple of months dating back to March 2020 and I always seem to remember doing something that I had almost completely forgotten about.
There has been so much going on that you could argue time is the only constant but I feel like time has fluctuated our reality in a way that it’s hard to believe that we are where we are.
In a shorter explanation, this last year has flown by. Despite all the distractions, I am still committed to my goals and what I want, and I didn’t want the pandemic to get in the way of that. I have done the most that I could which I was allowed to under the guidelines, and I sit here in disbelief that it has already been a year since this whole thing kicked off.