The Locked Life

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: June 27, 2020

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Six months have passed staying in these four walls of my house. I have been through many experiences these days. Life is like a pizza. It tastes delicious when you put the toppings and spice.

Though, after the university official announces to close down, I had a good feeling that day. I felt like I have got rid of this junk. Waking up early morning, getting fresh up, having breakfast and driving to university. Then return home, again fresh up, have lunch, and take a nap. Then get up and rush towards the books and bundle of assignments. Then at night, prepare your bag and get ready for bed. Such robotic life made me bored and dull. 

After the closure of the university, the first two months were happy and enjoyable. I could play my favourite online racing games, read children's literature by Dr.Suess, study some latest articles on health and safety, have my most favourite delicious meals and much more. 

But the next two months became worrying and panicking. Along staying at home for more than 45 days, the atmosphere started to compress. I felt as if something is stopping the world to walk through. The COVID-19 made many peoples' life difficult. Along with observing the safety measures and wearing gloves and masks, I was also not supposed to leave from home at any time. This annoyed me since I could not play with my neighbours out there. And so gradually, I became sad and depressed. More depressing was that my studies were stopped. There were no online classes in March And April. 

But the next 3 months brought a BIG TWIST in my life. My online classes began. I got in touch with my loving professors and with those friends whom I couldn't contact due to network issues in Pakistan. Secondly, I developed compassion and care for my parents. These months I got plenty of time to spend with my Mom and Dad. I got the chance to help my Mom with her household chores and my Dad with printing and editing stuff. These months I got to learn a lot from my parents regarding morality and life. 

In March and April, I use to think that Life is just a box of dissatisfaction, discomfort and challenges. But what I learned is that " However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at" (Stephen Hawking). What I succeeded in, is to show my parents that I have a place for them in my heart. 

I hope you all can also succeed in something which you couldn't do until yesterday!


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