Covid Diary 4
These past few months have been so much better for me compared to the rest of the past year. Even though my life is still pretty boring at the moment, there are many exciting things happening soon. For one, I got my first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine last month and am getting my last dose tomorrow afternoon! The first time I got the vaccine my arm was sore for a couple days and I felt super tired on the day I got it. Other than that I did not have any bad side effects. I am so grateful to have been able to get it and the side effects seem like a small price to pay for being able to see some of my friends soon. My mom and dad also got the Covid vaccine, but my siblings are still too young. It feels so good to finally be able to make plans with my friends where we don’t have to be socially distanced. Unfortunately, some of my friends aren’t old enough for the vaccine, but hopefully we’ll find a safe way to hang out.
I am making it my goal to see as many of my friends here as possible before my family and I move out to Denver in June. I have officially committed to the University of Denver and will be moving on campus in the fall. Their Covid protocols have been pretty efficient this last year, and their Covid positivity rate is down to 0.49%. They are also encouraging students and faculty to get the Covid vaccine before the fall quarter and expect to have over 90% of people vaccinated by then. Because of this, they are hoping to be able to eliminate social distancing rules on campus and essentially let our school return to normal. I don’t know what will change between now and then, but things are getting more and more hopeful and it would be so exciting if they could go through with their plan.
The other day, my family and I were having a picnic at our local lake and we saw a beautiful rainbow. My mom thinks that it’s a sign of good things to come and I think so too. This semester is almost over, and then I’ll be graduating along with some of my fellow Tri-C students. I am so proud of us for making it this far! If we can get through school during a global pandemic, then we can do anything.