5 things I hate about quarantine


Jona Carper, Reporter

I can’t see my friends Right now, all I want to do is stay up and go out all night with my friends. I want to have a normal teenage life. I already stay in the house a lot as it is, and I was really hoping to do stuff with my friends over spring break and summer break. I was even looking forward to going back to school after spring break to see the friends that I didn’t get to see over the break. Normally I like staying home and chilling, but not this much. I just want to be able to see people again, without a face mask. I want to be able to hug them and give them a high five and things like that.

I can’t work out I’m the type of person that absolutely loves going to the gym to work out, but hates working out at home. It’s impossible for me to work out at home because I have no motivation and my main way of working out is swimming. I don’t happen to have a lap pool in my backyard, so I can’t really work out. I like to spend two to three hours in the pool, which I can’t do anymore. Over spring break I was walking my dog two miles every day, but since school started, I’ve had no motivation to walk him whatsoever. Therefore, I’m slowly gaining weight and I need to go to the gym pronto.


I’m tired all the time My sleep schedule is so messed up. For normal school, I would go to bed around 10 and wake up at 5:30 every morning. I had a great morning routine. I would wake up, go downstairs, make the coffee, feed the pets, give them fresh water, let the dog outside with his chicken, and eat my breakfast. That would normally take me up to 6:00. After that, I would go upstairs and start getting ready. But now I wake up in whatever I wore to bed, brush my teeth, and go downstairs and do my school work, and then I just lounge around for the rest of the day. I’m bored out of my mind. I literally get ahead on school work when I’m bored.


Too much screen time Normally when I have time to chill and relax, I love sitting around on my electronics and watching television. But lately, I feel like I’ve had too much screen time since we’ve been on quarantine. Normally I wouldn’t be in front of screens this much, but I’m in front of my laptop and my iPad for at least four hours doing my school work, sometimes more. My screen time on my phone has gone up so much compared to what if it would be if we were in school. I sometimes even get a headache from being in front of screens so much, but then again it’s really the only thing I have to do because there’s really nothing else to do.

Too much family time Spending time with your immediate family can be a great thing if you’re watching a movie together or doing something that’s bonding the family. But I feel like I’ve spent too much time with my parents. Sometimes my parents will say something to me, and it’ll just get on my nerves. Don’t get me wrong, I love my parents more than anything. But it’s just getting very annoying having them around all the time, and it’s getting agitating. I just need to get outside and be around other people. I feel like once I start seeing other people again and start hanging out with my friends again I’ll start enjoying hanging out with my parents once we’re not together basically 24/7.