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Seven Classes Down, Five to Go!

We are DONE with the Spring 2020 semester everyone!  Seven classes down, five to go! 

This summer I’m taking LIS 475: Organizational Ethics.  I was originally going to take a different class, but due to the unpredictability associated to COVID-19, I switched classes.  This class looks very interesting—based on the description, I think it’s going to be more of a theory-based class and we’ll be covering a lot of interesting topics.  However, the class doesn’t start until June 15, so I have a bit of a break before school starts again. 

Usually, when the semester is over and we come up on a break, I’m thrilled.  However, this time it is different because there is a pandemic happening. This now means that there is a gaping hole in my everyday routine.  The stay-at-home advisory has been extended until May 18, and my sense of time and structure during the pandemic has pretty much come from two things, school and work, and now one of them is gone until mid-June.  On one hand, it’s nice not to have to worry about schoolwork for a while; on the other hand, it was contributing to my sense of structure.  

So, in order to help fill the time between now and my summer class, I’ve been trying to think of what to do, and I realized that I have not participated in some of the most popular stay-at-home COVID-19 activities and I think I may join the party and try out a few of them.  Here a list of some of the “trending” activities (or they may have been trendy like a month ago, but I still haven’t done them, so they will be plenty interesting to me) that I will be participating in over the next month and a half! 

  • Watch Tiger King on Netflix
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle
  • Work on my gardening skills
  • Learn how to bake bread (focaccia, sourdough, banana)
  • Play Animal Crossing (also, figure out what Animal Crossing is)
  • Host a party on Zoom (or some other video conferencing platform)
  • Possibly experiment with dying my hair (with temporary color)
  • Organize everything

Stay safe and healthy everyone!