Hoo-RAE!: Change


Photo by Lauren Kalama

Out and about with my mom doing the driving! Oh, how I miss it all, but I know that things will get better. Hoping for the best!

By Lauren Kalama, staff writer

I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe, healthy and happy. I think we can all say that we haven’t been ourselves lately. Well, I mean, for me, I’ve been feeling a little different, and since I do have a lot of time on my hands, I’ve noticed that I’ve changed.

I hear the word “change” constantly, and I think this is exactly what is happening now. Outside has changed. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel a little awkward going out in public with a mask on? And when speaking to the cashier, you can see that they barely understand you?

It’s been over a month since I have gotten out of the house, but yesterday, I was able to see some of my island again. Don’t worry, it was only to drop off some recyclables. It was the first time in awhile that I got to see what our community looks like now with all the changes that have happened.

It hit me and really made me think about how the rest of this year will go, especially as I go into my senior year.

Inside, I have also been feeling the change of emotions as our school continues on with the distance learning plan since we will not be returning for the rest of the school year.

As my positive self, I try to stay on top of my work at all times, but recently it’s been a little difficult as my workload has gotten heavier and, well, heavier. It’s always that way at the end of the semester, but I don’t think I was mentally prepared for it at the end of a distance learning semester.

But, I’m not gonna complain. I guess that means I just gotta work harder!

As I start to comprehend that I am going to be a senior, it blows my mind! Like, what? I was just a freshman! That’s crazy.

That’s change for you.

But since I’ve had a lot of time to think. I have begun to realize that time really does fly. Sometimes we wish it would, and sometimes, we wish it wouldn’t, but regardless of how we feel about it, one thing doesn’t change, and that is that time will go on.

And I will have no choice but to adjust to all the changes happening because, well, I know we still have a way to go, and now is not the time to let up.

No matter how your year is going and how many changes we’re going through, just keep pushing. Sometimes, change is good.