COVID-19 has its shares of disappointment it has brought people from all walks of life. I will list down three relatable things that has brought me devastation this pandemic.
1.) The pandemic has its way of destroying relationships. Sure, social media is a good avenue to connect with people, but sometimes calling and texting someone are not enough to close the gap with people. I have been in love with my boyfriend (now ex) for two years, but we decided to call it off recently because of many reasons, lack of communication being one. It's hard to close the gap when you're apart from someone special, especially when what you're looking forward to is a vague void.
2.) It seems that college applications are going to cancel there entrance exams, and it's not good. There are some people who are victims of an injudicious ranking system in their school or who were lax in their high school years but decided to prepare for the CETs dutifully. As for me, my parents invested money for a review center and personal tutor even if we aren't rich. I feel like the amount of money put in there will go into nothing if CETs are going to be cancelled. It gives me so much anxiety and I'm sure that many students feel that too.
3.) Being at home while trying to make online classes work is highly draining. I honestly feel like my system is going to shut down from all the mental stress that the New Normal set-up in school is working. It's hard to cope when you only have a small space to begin with. It's harder to think that some don't have enough space at home at all and they'd just have to wing it everyday to make distance learning work. Sitting in front of the computer for long hours can be tedious and it's terrible that you can't even go out to get fresh air. There are more issues that needs to be brought into light, but I am really happy that people are being open about their feelings towards the COVID-19 pandemic. I really wish for better days, where things could to back to normal again— where closing relationship gaps is easier, school is much more manageable (I miss the stress of physical classes, to be honest), and coping with stress and tension can be combated through more accessible means.