A Return to The Past

During quarantine it might be necessary to occupy yourself with activities from your childhood, such as old hobbies or games. I have by bringing back old hobbies and spending time with my family (Photo submitted by B. Gulley).

During quarantine it might be necessary to occupy yourself with activities from your childhood, such as old hobbies or games. I have by bringing back old hobbies and spending time with my family (Photo submitted by B. Gulley).

Brianna Gulley, Copy Editor

One silver lining I can find through this quarantine is that most people are passing the time by bringing back activities from their childhood. Whether this is drawing with sidewalk chalk, or breaking out an old gaming console, people everywhere are experiencing the nostalgia that comes with these activities. I have found myself doing countless activities I have not done in years, and for me it is a great cure for the weird feeling looming over everyone during quarantine.

A few activities I have brought back from my childhood include drawing with chalk, playing on my Nintendo DS, making bracelets and listening to my old favorite bands. With my brother home from college I have found myself spending a lot of time with him, either playing video games or just talking, which is nice. Even though everyone is isolated from the outside world it is nice to know that I am becoming closer with my family. I had an experience the other night that really changed my perspective on everything. There I was, watching old One Direction music videos with my mom, and I had a moment where I realized how insanely happy and at ease I felt. Even though I was at home sitting on my couch listening to cheesy music instead of out with my friends, I felt happy. This was an activity I had not done in so long, yet it was the most fun I had during quarantine. Even though the events going on in the world are terrible and heartbreaking, quarantine has given me time to relax, and appreciate the little things.

What we are all experiencing right now could be described as the lowest of lows, but we have to remember that after this is all over we will experience the highest of highs. The small act of going somewhere with your friends without any worry will be one of the best feelings, but first we have to get through the hard stuff. I went from being extremely sad at the beginning of quarantine to finding a silver lining. I am appreciating what I have, and I am finding things to do that bring me joy, even if they seem insignificant to others. I am at a point where I can say I have found peace and happiness.

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