Making the best of it

Cecilia Landrus, Special to The Oak Leaf

In the first few days of the shelter-in-place order, my family and I were at a vacation rental in Bodega Bay for my dad’s birthday. Within those first few days, there was a lot of anxiety, questions and general discomfort.

I live at home with my mom and dad, and it’s just the three of us, so when we got back into town we went to the store and restocked the fridge and prepared to fully tune ourselves back into reality. My work was one of the first restaurants to fully shut down, we were doing to-go orders and delivery for a bit, but I work at an Asian restaurant and people’s ignorance and fear regarding the virus put a massive damper on business. So the owners decided to close until mid April, then to reopen and start doing to go orders again.

As for keeping myself occupied, there has been a lot of baking and yoga and binge watching. I also got into the schools that I wanted for next year, so that was really exciting. But it is definitely a bummer that I will have to decide without campus visits or anything. I also might defer my admission and my transferring if in-person classes do not resume by next fall. Overall everything is going OK, obviously things have been better, but I’m trying to make the best of it.

My family is lucky enough to be healthy and much better off than some other people, so that really puts things into perspective.