Day #11: Friday, March 27, 2020

Well, there's always next year

March 28, 2020

Quite honestly, being socially distanced sucks. I woke up today to a couple of texts from my friends, a few notifications from various social media sites, but nothing special. The days are kind of melding together at this point honestly. I know every kid was excited for “a long spring break” at the beginning of this quarantine, but I don’t think anyone thought it would be quite like this. 

Now, one thing about me is that I’m extremely extroverted. I quite literally crave some sort of social interaction on a pretty much daily basis. I’ve really been missing my friends lately. I don’t want to sound like an ignorant teenager here, but this quarantine is driving me crazy and I really just wish it would stop. 

Nevertheless, I got up and did my daily routine. You know, showering, brushing my teeth, getting dressed for no special occasion, and so on. My dad texted me and asked if I would come over to his house for some “early birthday lunch.” Needing to get out of the house, I agreed. 

My birthday is on March 28th, and I’m sure every kid who has their birthday over the quarantine feels the same way: “Cool, my birthday is (a certain day) but what is there to do? I mean what makes this day special if I can’t spend it how I want?” Trust me, I’ve tried not to think about the fact that all I’ll be doing for my birthday is eating cake and playing video games.

My friends have done their best to assure me that my 18th birthday will not inevitably suck and I’ll find a way to make it special. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to do something on that day too, but really, what makes it more special than any other day in quarantine? Well, I guess there’s always next year. 

In full honesty, I do understand why this quarantine is happening. It’s necessary for the health of the people, and to ensure that the general population is staying safe. I just wish that times weren’t like this.

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