Skyline Post Senior Spotlight: On COVID-19


Myree Pratt. Credit: Myree Pratt

A note from The Post staff: at The Skyline Post, we invite every senior who has been on our staff to write a Senior Spotlight. A Senior Spotlight is a chance for them to address the community as they go forth into the world.

COVID-19 made me realize just how fast time actually goes by and the importance of regular things such as even just going out to the store or hanging with friends, trips, and shows. Simple things like that were taken away from us, the small things we never valued too much, or thought of valuing that much. COVID made me realize the importance of those little things and made me look at time completely differently, and how I should start to value it. 

I always thought growing up that I had all the time in the world but living through the pandemic made me realize that is not true for everyone. I realized that deadlines continue even through a pandemic and you don’t get extensions or the excuse of the pandemic.  It also made me realize the importance of friends and family and time with them; you never know when it’s going to be put on pause or hold forever. This is why I’m always cautious about what I’m doing with my free time and who and how I spend it.

Spending my last year here at Skyline really opened my eyes to how bad the pandemic was for everyone and how no one was actually able to take a mental break or check-in.  It’s stopped so many kids from going to school and so many from graduating.  The moral of the story is to take advantage of all opportunities and all class time so that you’re not rushing at the last minute and have actual valid memories of your high school days. Hang out with friends and take action on all goals and assignments while you can, because you never know when it might be your last chance.