Day #30: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The many advantages of extra free time

April 16, 2020

During this uncertain time, many things have changed in daily life. My daily life has changed drastically as I’m able to do more things that I wouldn’t have been able to do while at school. I’m able to do things at my pace and my schedule is flexible. I can do homework in the morning or the afternoon. I prefer getting it done right away in the morning and the great thing is that I’m able to get it done relatively fast. If I were in school, I would have to deal with the extra time sitting around when I could be at home playing video games, watching movies, or spending time with my family. 

On the weekdays, I do homework and then I watch a show or movie. I’ve been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars and I just finished La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). I’m still watching Clone Wars as there are many seasons including the new seventh season. I’m almost done with those episodes. With Money Heist, I was able to finish all 4 seasons within a matter of a few days. My parents really enjoyed watching that show and I figured with them talking about it a lot, I would hop on the hype train and watch it. Something that I wouldn’t have been able to do while being at school.

After a few episodes, I’ll get on the Xbox and play some Rainbow Six Siege. This is one of my favorite games ever and with the new given free time, it’s allowed me to rank up more faster than I’ve ever imagined. The main game mode on there is called “ranked.” Essentially what happens is there are  teams pitted against one another (5v5). The players choose their operators which are equipped for the most part with a unique weapon setup and ability to use during the match. The matches are intense and very skill-based because if you’re fooling around, you’re not going to win any matches. There’s a rank system in there, with the highest being “champion” rank. Even I haven’t been able to reach that rank yet. 

For the weekends, I do everything relatively the same except for the homework part unless there’s some project due Monday that I haven’t started to work on yet. 

While the quarantine has its advantages, I hope to get back to school and be able to see friends and teachers again. If that were the case, it would mean everything would be back to normal. 

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