Dissertation Writing vs Self-Quarantine
In both situations
I limit the number of people I see.
I limit the amount of time I go outside.
I gave up on going to the gym.
I spend most of my life staring at my computer screen.
My back hurts from being hunched over a computer.
I find whole new levels and sources of stress I never dreamed of before.
Personal appearance no longer matters.
It becomes easy to fall into depression.
My diet has completely changed.
My normal schedule is completely turned upside down.
It feels like this will never end.
I don’t go out for drinks, parties, or anything fun anymore.
The main difference is,
One I did to myself
and one happened to me.
Luckily, grad school has been secretly training us all for social isolation this whole time.
- Amanda Labuza