A day in the life of a quarantined teen

I recently had to quarantine because of contract tracing as many are having to do due to the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in Ohio, so I figured I’d share what a day in the life of a quarantined person is like.

Around 7:30 a.m., I annoyingly hit the snooze button on my phone. After the 2nd snooze, I get myself out of bed and head upstairs to eat breakfast. For breakfast I eat 3 scrambled eggs, 4 pieces of bacon, strawberries, yogurt, and a glass of chocolate milk. By 8 a.m. I’m on my first Teams call of the day, and I follow my class schedule until my lunch break between noon and 1 p.m., depending on the day. After lunch I finish my last class.

When school ends, I take a 45-minute break from the computer screen and eat a snack. Then it’s time for a quick workout downstairs. After my workout I do homework that is due the next day and clean up around the house so I’m able to hang out with small groups of people when I finally get out of quarantine. Around 6 p.m., I make my way upstairs to see what my parents are cooking, hoping it’s good of course. I talk with my parents for a while and by 7 p.m. I’m on my way to our private baseball facility to take some swings. By 8:30 p.m. I’m either tired or frustrated, so I pack it up and head home.

Around 9 p.m. I shower and then I get on TikTok and watch videos until someone snapchats me and takes my attention away. Between 10 p.m.-10:30 p.m. it’s time to put my phone down because I’m a sleep deprived teenager. Before officially putting down my phone, I make sure my alarm is set because who doesn’t love waking up at 7:30 a.m to a siren. When I wake up the next morning, I do it all over again.

Luckily I never showed symptoms of Covid-19 and was able to return to school in-person on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

During my 14-day quarantine,  I did most of my work from two areas in my house: my desk or couch. For my precalculus quiz, I chose  my couch.


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