What I Learned in Isolation

The times are changing


Photo by Lia Rodriguez

Romario Gonzalez

This summer was unlike any other. It was bittersweet to have an extended break that started in March. Going into my senior year, I do wish I could go back and cherish each moment. However, the summer was productive for me. 

 When the summer started, I was excited to be able to do things that I have been wanting to do. For example, painting walls and cleaning the back yard. Like everyone else I was able to reach so many personal goals. I was able to grow closer with my family as well. 

 Over the summer I had a lot of time to self-reflect. I had time to get in tune with my emotions and I had time to work on my mental health. I spent a lot of FaceTime movie marathons and class with my friends and I was able to build a stronger relationships with a lot of my friends. 

 As the school year is starting, I am excited to finish high school. Even though we won’t have our traditional first day I can still make the best out of it. The only thing I can hope for is a normal graduation.