Quarantine Logs 2020-04-06


This is my first post in a while, and unfortunately I don’t have a new technical project to show off. As of writing, I’ve been in the COVID-19 quarantine for just over three weeks now. I’m set to finish my undergraduate degree this term, and my classes have gone entirely online, including exams.

My graduation ceremony is postponed indefinitely, effectively cancelled for the May term. Perhaps this is apt - this year I was in the middle of learning for myself to put less personal importance and emotional weight on accolades and ceremony.

An internship that I have lined up for the summer has transitioned smoothly into a remote internship; it’s a huge relief, but I inevitably wonder how much I’ll be stuck in my home which will become my office.

Throughout this quarantine I’ve been contemplating the concepts of productivity and motivation as I try to maintain my life. Here’s some of the things I’ve been doing in my now-abundant spare time:

I’m not completely devoted to any of these pursuits or diversions, and I think that’s okay. It’s hard to get into a state of flow for any of these when the entire world feels a little bit unstable.

I might try to keep a log of my thoughts during this quarantine as I’m finding this activity inherently enjoyable.