Dear COVID-19: Why?


Sydney Horne

Dear COVID-19,

This year was my senior year and I was so excited to finish all of my classes so I could walk with the rest of my classmates.

I was so excited to get out of school to work more hours and as hard as I could to get my own car.

I was looking forward to dancing the night away at prom.

Why did you pick this year? Why did you have to pick 2020 to make an appearance?

I was looking forward to my open house where I was going to see my family and friends.

I miss going outside with no worries in my bubble.

Now I can’t go outside with out freaking out about getting sick.

My plans for graduation, prom, and even my open house have all changed.

I have to wait until this is all over to get my life back to normal.

I was happy the way my life was.

I was happy that I had a job with good hours.

I was happy that I was going to graduate and move on with my life.

Now I am not happy, I am depressed. You took everything that was going good in my life and threw it in the trash.

Not only did you throw my life away, you also threw my confidence away. The confidence that I just found in myself.

The confidence that I have always wanted. The confidence that would make me believe I could do anything.

Because of the online classes and the Zoom meetings, I’m having trouble catching up in my school work.

Please go away. I want my life, my happiness, and my confidence back.