kakanara wrote:Here in my region on Brazil things are very stagnant, cases are staying at almost constant figures. My university is doubling down on keeping everyone safe and having us learning from a distance(which is really crappy) while our federal government is trying it's best to pretending nothing is wrong.
Because of this i have basically lost my first year of university and i'm pretty sure i'll lose this year aswell, i'm really dissapointed that i'm probably going to lose half of what grown-ups call 'the best period of your life'.
A lot of people have died because of the holidays. For some reason many folks here decided that going to parties was okay in christmas and we're still dealing with the fallout from that. A lot of my relatives started taking this thing more seriously after the deaths though.
Last week they started vaccinating people over 90 in my town. Hope this goes somewhere.
Hang in there! I am going through the same thing, plus I am in my mid 30's going for an engineering degree. Things were tough for even before the pandemic. I decided cutting down to 3/4 time would be beneficial since I cannot be on campus to get the extra help needed.
But yeah, try to find some positives. For me, it's less time commuting which is always a plus!
Man, that's being pretty hard for me, my house is the place where i am the most unproductive, i have not met anyone in my university that i can talk to, and commuting was the best part of my days before this mess.
I guess i'm thankful that no one from my close family has died, that my parents still have their jobs and that i managed to get into university at all (i really wouldn't want to get through the entrance exams in quarantine), but the positive feelings from these good things kinda lost their effect in the first 8 months of so of the lockdown.
I think a lot of it comes down to the type of person you are. I'm a really 'outside person', and i always did my productive work outside of my home (i was even planning on moving my music stuff to campus so i'd be more productive at music!), so the current situation really hits all my weaknesses hard.
edit: hahaha, look at me complaining like an angry teen. ughhh. Good luck on your studies too, i chose computer science over computer engineering cause it was easier hahaha