Christine’s Winter Reflection

Christine Krenke

Winter break was more or less the same as it always is for me. I slept. I binged shows on Netflix. I played minecraft. The only real difference this year was that I wasn’t able to have Christmas dinner with my extended family. It was disappointing, but not surprising considering every other family event we’ve planned this year has been postponed. Covid-19 also prevented me from spending time with my friends in-person. We ended up calling a lot on discord and playing games like Jackbox, Among Us, and backyard.co instead. We also did a couple “powerpoint nights” where we each made a powerpoint on a topic that we were interested in. I didn’t expect to learn so much about punk rock bands. Or tractors. 

For Christmas I got a lot of new items to remodel my bedroom. My room has looked roughly the same my whole life, so I’m super excited to finally be able to change it. My favorite present I received was probably LED lights, which I’m going to hang up after I finish painting the room a sage color and taking down the wallpaper. 

This year I’m looking forward to getting the coronavirus vaccine (if it does become available to the mass public during 2021). I’m hoping cases will go down significantly, but with anti-vaxxers and mask protesters I’m not entirely optimistic. I am excited about getting my driver’s license, though. I’ve been putting it off for some time now, and I think I’m finally ready to take my test. I’ve also made a new year’s resolution to work ahead in my classes and be more productive throughout 2021. I’m taking three classes on Chandler Online Academy, where I can do the homework, quizzes, and tests for the semester at any time. I’m hoping to get all the assignments done by the end of quarter 3; that way I don’t have any work for quarter 4, and I can spend the free time reviewing for my APs.