This semester is frustrating and exhausting. Having to balance zoom fatigue, a nonexistent social life, and the pressure of replicating an entire college semester in your childhood bedroom should be illegal, but it’s not. You know that moment when…
1. We’re literally living in a global pandemic and people try to get within six feet of you? Especially when that person isn’t respecting social distancing guidelines and wearing their mask under their nose?
2. You’re in a breakout room and nobody will turn on their cameras except you, so you just break down because you miss seeing human faces other than your parents?
3. You thought COVID-19 was just going to give you a 2-week vacation off from school, but now it’s been seven months since you’ve seen a UMass Dining Hall (and end up writing two love letters comparing them to made-up television characters)?
4. You signed a lease for your off-campus apartment too soon and now you have to cook for yourself away from UMass Dining and your mom’s cooking. (Bonus points if your hunger-driven insanity made you write a love letter to Berk’s mozzarella sticks <3)?
5. You’re in a breakout room and nobody will talk so none of the work gets done?
6. This one requires no explanation. You’re just tired.