Covid-19 has transformed our lives immensely. This dramatic life shift has affected every part of my existence.
I never realized how special the small things are, as cheesy as that may sound. We take a lot for granted, but the issue is I did not know how important it was to connect with people on small levels every day. North Cross is a really special place; I am able to foster relationships with people from a variety of interests.
For now, though, I have to embrace what we do have. I love seeing everyone's face on Zoom. It is extremely refreshing, but it is similarly very upsetting when somebody turns off their camera. I love knowing my friends and classmates are out there too, struggling, but managing.
I miss assemblies, too. I dreaded the bombardment of announcements in the morning. It felt overwhelming, and a little superfluous, especially when the slideshow was introduced this year. In retrospect, I miss sitting in the gross yellow seats. Morning assembly provided structure to my day and week. Even if I was lacking in terms of organization (so, rare right:) ), teachers and administrators sought to give me a sense of normalcy. I miss that now.