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As the world begins to find a sense of normalcy, activities we found to be unsafe begin to open up again. The basic right of going to in-person classes now seems like a luxury to us. After a year of being in quarantine, the idea of making friends and engaging in conversation can be exciting but overwhelming. As we get back into the swing of things, tasks such as socializing again can be a little intimidating. 

It’s important to remember that everyone was impacted by Covid in different ways, but every one of us can relate to a sense of uncomfort. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, social interaction can be very beneficial for us, especially within our classes! It’s always good to find a friend in case you ever have questions or just want a study buddy. I know the convenience of online Zoom classes was fun while it lasted, but don’t you miss the dynamics of being around others with the same passion? Small talk with your professors, or having engaging conversations in class, even the smallest things like laughing with your neighbor. 

As an introverted student myself, I understand the anxiety of stepping out of one’s comfort zone. Especially after something as traumatic as Covid-19, something I never expected to witness in my lifetime. If I’ve learned anything from this pandemic though, it’s that things can change in an instant. Things like social interactions and just a hug from a loved one have become so foreign that nowadays I want to meet as many people as I can. 

Human beings were made to be social, we’re meant to make friends and acquaintances. To have conversations on the street and become friends with the people we least expect. So my advice would be to relish the fact that we can see each other in person again. Take a minute to say hi, ask how someone is doing, small conversations can lead to big changes. 

Written by: Jordan Young

Edited by: Mya Frye

Los Angeles -> Honolulu I am a first-generation college student born and raised in Southern California. I'm currently majoring in Communications with a minor in Marketing at HPU and love my life on Oahu! My dream job would be working on an NHL social team due to my combined love of photography and hockey.
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