What day is it? What week? What is real life like? I’m not sure about all of you readers out there, but the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing have really flipped things around in my brain. Without a daily routine outside of finishing online requirements, quick workouts, and isolation, the days have seemingly merged into one. That being said, everyone in my life has continued to practice CDC guidelines and we are all still healthy! I hope that each one of you are feeling the same.
So, online class and clinic…As you would suspect, I much preferred the live lectures and especially treating real patients. For right now, and potentially until early-mid June, everything for us is online. We have been using our class portals to hold discussions, do case work assignments, and quizzes or exams over the material we cover. Through all of this work so far, I have found that my school requirements take up anywhere from 2-6 hours a day, depending on what the assignments are and if I am able to get a bit ahead the day before.
Either way, we are all in a brand-new situation, figuring out the online learning together and I have been very impressed with how my professors and clinician have been able to manage the change. Thankfully, my classmates have all been very responsible in reminding each other of deadlines and working together where we can in order to get the most out of our learning.
As for the rest of my time, I have been able to get back into some of my hobbies. I still try and work out a little bit every day, though with the gym and pool closed it can sometimes be a little harder to stay consistent as of late. I have continued studying for my next board exam and the CSCS exam which I am still planning (haven’t heard if it’ll be canceled) to take in early May. Outside of that, I have triple cleaned my apartment, been tending to my plants, and catching up on some video games. I have enjoyed being able to spend more time with my girlfriend as well through our social distancing together, but I think we are all ready to be able to go back out and socialize as we used to.
Stay healthy and safe everyone! Wash your hands! And as always, if you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].