Lance Dagenais - There is an end in sight
What do I say about the past year? It seems like so much has happened and nothing has happened all at the same time.
I’ve basically been occupying the same four square feet in front of my computer screen for the past eight months. Between assignments and working for the newspaper remotely, I feel like I never leave my office, and I’m always working. Finishing my final year of graphic design has been a challenge, the work load is heavy and the deadlines never end, but there is an end in sight.
I wish I could say the same for the pandemic. It seems like we are just beginning the third wave, and as introverted as I am, I am starting to miss people. At the beginning of this pandemic I didn’t feel like there was much of a change in my everyday.
I’m not very social, and I typically avoid crowds at all costs, so it felt like I’d been training for this my whole life. I’m a master of staying home and my social distancing skills are unparalleled! Except now it’s getting old. I want to hug my sister, I want to visit my grandpa and I want to play with my nieces.
But all pessimism (or as I like to say realism, lol) aside, I guess there is an end in sight, vaccines are rolling out (albeit slowly) and maybe we will have some semblance of normalcy in the near future. We will all be able to leave our offices and bedrooms, and we will be able to safely hug and visit our loved ones.
The world will be opened back up and we will all get back to doing the things we love. And I can get back to avoiding people on my own terms, because I want to, not because I have to!