Last March when the world literally shut down, we began a new way of living.
It was considered our civic duty to isolate ourselves for the health and safety of all. So, eh...it's okay that we may have binged entire seasons of shows in a matter of days in our PJs.
"But COVID happened"
is no longer a valid excuse to not be doing something
Plus, the lack of meaningful activities might hurt your college applications.
Here are some ideas:
Volunteer at a food bank
Start an online club
Be a tutor for a younger student
Take lessons in something new
Write a book or start painting
Learn a new trade/skill
Start an online blog/vlog/business
Be a pen-pal to a senior citizen
Study botany & grow a garden
Dabble in day trading
Learn a new language
Become an Amazon reviewer
Create a YouTube channel
Learn how to cook
Join a book club
Just. Do. Something.
You want to stand out in your college applications? Have something valuable to show for the last months of this pandemic. Do things that show initiative, character, innovation, creativity, drive, passion, empathy, perseverance, self-discipline. Show that you rose above our circumstances to develop yourself.
Whatever you do, do not allow yourself to become stagnant or apathetic.
Remember, your choices now may very well determine the opportunities in your future!
I am a wife, mom, and educator. I love learning and helping others learn. Few things are more rewarding than helping kids find their way.