Art By Neha Veeramalla
These past few weeks haven’t been enjoyable for anyone.
I’d often dream about the thought of staying at home.
Sleeping in late, doing work at my own pace, binging all my favorite tv shows, and watching a ton of movies.
Now being put in the situation makes me realize that I so badly want to go back to school
I want to once again achieve a sense of normalcy in my life
Watching TV has become boring, sleeping in has become repetitive, and there seems to be nothing new going on anywhere besides the word CORONA.
Literally, I wake up, hear CORONA
and before I go to bed, I see CORONA.
When I am just checking my phone, every notification has something to do with CORONA.
This six-letter word seems to dominate everyone’s life now.
This six-letter word has given a way for boredom to enter many lives
My life went from being a rollercoaster to being a kiddie slide in a local park.
Is it just me or is it that with all these recent current events
going outside feels like the best thing in the world?
It’s not right to be complaining about being stuck at home, but regardless, it’s uncomfortable.
I sit behind a computer all day with nothing to do besides my school work and occasionally,
talk to my friends about school again.
It’s like my life is stuck on repeat. Wake up, eat, work, eat, work, sleep, and do it again the next day.
Nonetheless, I am grateful to be safe at home
I realize that in order for this to get better
These actions must be taken.
Even though I have been stuck inside for a while
And even though it does suck sometimes
I realize, that not so often, do I stumble upon chances like these
chances to do what I love doing
chances for me to find out more about myself
chances for me to spend time with my family
This is a chance for all of us to recenter ourselves
Spend some time focusing on ourselves for a change
And while a lot of things suck in the world right now,
There is still a lot of good that can be found through this opportunity
With this current situation.
This is your chance to be creative.
To learn a new skill
To start that project that you have always wanted to start.
I find that being creative when, in turn, leads to me entertaining myself.
In these times I encourage you to find Boredom and ask him about his magical ideas
Out of boredom comes some of the greatest ideas. Put it this way.
“Boredom is the gateway for your mind to wander” (Zomorodi).
While many are stuck in their homes right now, this is your chance to do that thing you always dreamed of doing. This is your chance to come up with extraordinary ideas. This is your chance to find your calm.
I think that we all can say that we are bored and, of course, boredom isn’t the best thing, but I can tell you this. It is up to you to decide what you want to do with the boredom. Invest your free time into the things you love and who knows, maybe Entertainment will come over and listen to your amazing ideas.
Of course, at 6 feet apart.