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My Life is Different

Brithany Cervantes

March 28, 2020

My Life is Different

By Brithany Cervantes

Senior year! Thank God it’s here or so I thought. I mean I am grateful it is here, but it did not play out as I wanted it to. 

We all joked about it so much, Covid-19, and now it has taken away everything I had hoped and wished for. I expected to go to prom. Not going to lie though, I threw my own mini prom. It was just my boyfriend and me. 

I had my own little photoshoot, games, and dance. It is different though. It was fun, but I missed my friends. I still miss my friends. 

My parents are scared about the virus and won’t let me see them. I only go outside to take the dogs out or go to the store, but I haven’t had to go for the past week. 

I never thought that my last day of school would be March 16, the day I returned. I had already missed 3 days plus the weekends the previous week because I had to self-quarantine. 

Then, I go back, but it is to turn in everything and to leave everything and everyone behind. 

The memories that I won’t be able to make with my friends and classmates are the last before I leave for Parris Island, South Carolina  May 31 for USMC bootcamp. The final memories with my friends for a long while have been cut short. 

We make sure to facetime and keep in touch in our group chat, but it is not the same as it would if we were in school. I really never thought I would say this, but I miss school. 

At least in school, I had a set healthy sleeping schedule and activities to look forward to. Now, I wake up having nothing to do. 

Well, not nothing. I have had more homework these past two weeks than I have had for the entire year. Wack. 

Classes that I never got assigned or rarely got assigned homework in are handing it out left and right. Homework is definitely one thing that keeps me busy, but only on the days they are because I haven’t changed my procrastination-like behavior. 

I just wish everything would go back to normal; everyone around the world does. Sadly, I had my last day, my last prom, my last everything 2 months early. But I thank God that my family is healthy and sane. 

My senior year is definitely one to remember. I know that in the far future, I will be reminiscing on the 2020 apocalypse and my devastating senior year. 


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