It is Monday once again, and the cycle repeats itself. It is like a never-ending cycle. You get up, do your normal wake up routine, get your computer set up, eat some breakfast, start in on homework or zoom meetings. There is never a day you don’t have something going on. But today is different than the Monday before. The difference is you get to start looking to the future as you register for classes for the Fall semester. You have the power to decide if you want to only go two days a week or three days or go completely all online. Much like we are doing now.
Tuesdays, much like Mondays, have never really been my favorite day of the week. Today has that “dawn of a new day” feeling going on. It is a new day in that we are one day closer to a vaccine for COVID-19, one day closer to the end of the semester, and for those of you who are graduating this semester it is one day closer to being done with college. With everything going on not only in this country but around the world you must remember that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. You must have faith that we will make it out of this alright. We may lose lives in the process, lives that ended too early, but we will get through this as a country and as a student body.
Wednesdays are those days that you don’t really want to deal with but must, to get to Friday and the weekend. Exams have taken up so much of my time this last week, that I feel guilty doing anything else. However, I also feel guilty not taking time for myself. I get so lost in doing homework that I feel like Alice from Alice in Wonderland, who went down a rabbit hole and ended up in a place so unfamiliar to her. I sometimes want to be Alice. A girl who experienced a whole new world. As I wrote that, my mind went to Ariel from the Little Mermaid. A movie I haven’t seen in forever but remember so vividly.
The days are getting warmer, and longer. Sometimes I feel like lounging by the pool, a pool that I do not have. During the summer months in Arkansas, I wish we had money and had a summer home in a place cold and surrounded by nature. But we don’t and I am stuck in a state that most days I hate and most days I kinda like. The part I hate is the family that lives around this area. They are so up in my business that I feel like I am their scratching post and they are the cats scratching at it.
It is finally Friday. A day that you and I wish was every day but isn’t. The depression I have been fighting since junior year of high school seems to always find me repeatedly. Pulling me closer to the edge of darkness. What is the only thing that is keeping me from going over the edge? I ask myself that same question every minute of every day. But I leave you with this quote from Dr. Seuss:
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is yourer than you.”
(Bio: My name is Rhiannon Casey, a transfer student from Arkansas State University. I am currently a Junior Marketing Major with an emphasis in Advertising and Promotions.)