We are living in uncertain times. The Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the globe and, to protect ourselves and others, we are socially distancing ourselves and staying home. Staying away from friends and extended family members is hard, but I know it is for the better. I believe we all take for granted all the many things we could do before the quarantine. Although this is a very scary time, I am choosing to focus on the positives.
My senior year had to be cut short and I am sad that this had to happen; however, I am looking forward to going off to college. In the fall, I will be headed to Atlanta to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology and majoring in biomedical engineering. Georgia Tech has always been my dream and I’m extremely excited to continue my education there. The quarantine has given me an abundance of free time to spend with my family. We’ve had many movie nights and backyard picnics. I’m cherishing the time I have left at home and making the most of the situation.
The quarantine has also given me time to work on promoting my business. About a year ago, I started designing and hand-making earrings. When a few people started taking interest in my designs, I decided to begin selling them. I’ve previously been too busy with school and extracurricular activities to devote a lot of attention to my business. With my new-found free time, I’ve designed many more pairs and created a new graphic for my brand. I have always had a love for crafting and trying out new things. Along with designing earrings, I am working on a few other projects. I just finished embroidering a pair of jeans and I am about to begin painting a jean jacket.
Although these are hard times, I am inspired by all the goodness that I’ve seen during the quarantine. People are coming together and supporting one another. Businesses are helping one another and reaching out to those in need. We are facing hardships together. The outcomes of the virus are sure to be devastating, but these displays of hope and kindness lead me to believe that this too shall pass and we will come out the other side stronger together.