CHANGE & CORONA
BY MADELYNN YUNG
During quarantine, I have had many mental struggles with myself and for me, that was the
hardest part of being in isolation. I confess that I used to not take time for myself and avoided
sitting down and thinking about myself. And being forced to be with yourself, mainly alone
everyday of the week was a real mental battle for me. I relied on my friends to think for me, give me suggestions, give me advice but right now, I can only give advice to myself. I started thinking about things I would not usually think about, like my dreams and the future. I have since learned how to improve myself as a person and think about the problems of the world, mainly racism. My piano has really been my best friend throughout this mental ride. I have more time to practice and really cultivate my skills as a pianist while helping me cope with anxiety. For anyone struggling to stay home, I would suggest you think about our future as a whole and not only your
future. Think about the well being of others. Taking up a hobby with your friends can help you stay connected.