What Will Stay the Same?

What Will Stay the Same?

Everyone can feel, even see, the pandemic slowly come to a close. COVID-19 death rates are dropping, school is going back in session, and Harkins theater has even opened up again. However, I doubt anything will be normal again. Some things that might stick with us past the end of the pandemic period. 

  1. Toilet Paper Appreciation: Just think about way back in the start of quarantine when toilet paper was suddenly at the top of everyone’s shopping lists. We’ll carry a greater appreciation for toilet paper and the fact it’s in stock.
  2. Next-Level Hand Cleaning: Our habit of rushing to the nearest sink or using a bucketload of hand sanitizer is going to stick. And why fight it? It’ll keep everyone, including ourselves, safe!
  3. Crowding Coward: After being stuck in our house or six feet away from other people, some may hesitate to enter large crowds. Personal space, please!
  4. Tech and Productivity: You’re either one of two people -you’re more efficient when on technology and get your distance learning work out of the way, or technology makes you just as laggy as your WiFi. If you’re an efficient person, you’ve probably used a lot of online tricks and clever planning to get you where you are; these are good skills to keep! Stick with them -or try to adapt to them, if you’ve been one of the slower types- and you are going to go places.
  5. Memories: After being stuck with your family for a little over a year, there are bound to be memories. Believe me, when we’re all older, we’re going to cherish these experiences and lessons we’ve learned.