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It has been almost 2 years now since the pandemic spread across the globe, impacting the life of billions of people on a catastrophic level. To this day, I ask myself: has this been for the best or the worst of life? To be quite honest, that is a question I will more time to ponder about.

This pandemic is still far too recent for me to analyze it and determine of how much of an impact it has had on my life. Needless to say, this is not because no change has been made, more so that the change is still in motion. So many events and feelings are transpiring that it is still too soon for me to say: the pandemic has made a better or worse person.

A positive rising

It is ironic that in a time when everything shutdown around the world, so many doors opened up to me as a student. Thanks to the pandemic, I have managed to explore new hobbies, learn more about myself, meet new people and land two successful jobs that have further developed my skills as a future advertiser. Also, having more time to spend with myself allowed me to reminisce about a nostalgic past that I thought was long gone. I managed to reconnect with people from my past and rediscover old hobbies. However, I also realized that some old bad habits never died.

A negative roundabout

A roundabout leading back to an old path. When I thought that the pandemic drew a path towards a new way of life for me, I stumbled upon this roundabout. Too much time locked up with my thoughts woke a new level of anxiety to me. The levels of distractions and procrastination caught up to me and forced me to slow down the progress I was making. Certainly I feel behind, however, I’m slowly moving back up again.

Towards a new life

So what happens now? The pandemic is not over, and certainly the defining of who I am as a person and student certainly is not stopping. I may have stumbled upon a few obstacles, however, I continue to better myself every day. We don’t know when this eternal lockdown may end, but one thing is for sure: when that day comes, I will be the best version of myself that I can be.

Here are some content that inspired me to make this post:

The song that marked the beginning of the pandemic:

A tweet I could relate to:

The peak of the pandemic:

Cesar Seguinot Carrasquillo