The New Normal, A Student’s Tale.

Liners Muzviwana

Life as we used to know it, will never be the same again, this is due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has been brought to its knees, nations have been forced to make some drastic yet necessary changes to accommodate normalcy in day to day lives.

Countries world wide have had to face a lot of challenges such as economic hardships worsened by loss of jobs as many continue to fall prey to this deadly predator of a pandemic. The education system has been disrupted as schools had to close and students have had to relay on online learning which is not an effective learning tool in most poor communities.

Personally, as a student, one who did not spend much time at home before the pandemic, I have come to appreciate the meaning and value of family. I have been spending a lot of time at home with my family, now I get to see life from a different perspective.

I have been learning new skills they teach me; get to see how they spend their days and some of the things they have to go through in order to provide for me while I am at school. “In life expect anything”, this is one of those lessons I have picked up from spending time at home, apart from other fundamental skills.

Being at home has also provided me with the time to really think about my future and what it is going to take for me to achieve that goal.
This is going to be achieved through discipline, hard work and doing it by the book. There will be no room for any mistakes because form this point onwards, the future is uncertain.

Liners Muzviwana is a 19 year old student awaiting university enrolment

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