“I didn’t really realize the severity of the situation.”

I was looking back to the pandemic. Oh, was there a moment that I realized it was going to be a big thing? I honestly don’t really know if there is a moment when I think it was a going to be a big thing. I don’t think I’m really the right demographic for that question ‘cuz I’m a weird demographic. I’m not quite an adult and not quite a child either. I’m like in the middle, but I think — I don’t know. I was definitely, I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t something to be taken lightly. Like I was not in school for the last couple days, when uh last couple of days before all the Michigan schools closed, but I, I was kind of worried. And then I just didn’t, to be honest, I didn’t do anything when I was in the early stages of the pandemic. Because I would just stay inside and just really study for my AP exams. Oh, wow yeah! But study for the AP exams that were coming up. And then, yeah, I’d hop on video calls with my friend and just cram for those tests which actually did pretty well on, but yeah. Pandemic, yeah, like I said, I don’t really know a time when I realized it would be a good idea because I mean, a big thing. I don’t know what I’m talking about “a good idea”. A big thing because like, that’s kind of, it’s — for me I just sat through it long enough and now it’s just a big thing. Like I never, there was never a point where I was like, oh, this is going to be over tomorrow or like this is already over. I think I was a bit skewed because in the middle, I did go to Interlochen and I had live schooling my junior year of high school in 2020, 2021 that year. Where like we I mean we all had to wear masks, we had to social distance, but it was like it was, it was different and it felt more normal. So, now wearing masks all the time, doesn’t really bother me, and it doesn’t really — it honestly doesn’t didn’t really feel real when I went back to my house after going there for the first time — going here for the first time, going to Interlochen and like, wearing masks and social distancing because at home, I didn’t quite realize that it was that bad. I didn’t really realize the severity of the situation.

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