Online Classes Really Are a Nightmare Dressed Like a Daydream

(Thanks, T-Swift)

If you’re anything like me, you struggle to find motivation while at home 24/7. I rely on physically needing to be places at certain times in order to frame my day and be fully productive.

The issue also lies in the fact that we began online classes at the end of the semester, which proves to already be the most heinous time of the school year. Weeks are flowing by, and I still feel completely overwhelmed and disorganized.

So, I have found myself wondering if it would have been better if schools had shut down completely and offered us the new grading scale. Then, we could all go on our merry way (back home, of course). I think this would have likely caused outrage but so did online classes. There’s really no way any colleges could have pleased everyone in this situation.

However, these online classes are hard! I never imagined going to school from home could be so, for lack of a better word, miserable. Mental health is already such a slippery slope in college, and being isolated from friends, loved ones, peers, and professors is creating a deeper and much more serious issue within 20-somethings.

We now must begin to wonder what it will be like to come out of this. How will we adjust to life again? There are so many changes and difficulties in life at the moment, and I do partially fear how humanity will handle it. This is a time we all have to stand together, take the changes and challenges as they come, and work to not allow our lives to be completely taken control of by this pandemic.

Take control of what you can and focus deeply on that. You can control what time you wake up, how long you spend on social media, and how much time you spend outside. The list goes on and on, but we must focus on these things, or the uncertainty and lack of control will really get the best of us. No one truly knows how long life will be like this, so we must try to remain positive, even when it feels like everything is so difficult and out of control.