“This can be a good time to begin getting uncomfortable with some issues and enable you get extra snug with studying extra concerning the Bible, studying it extra and simply difficult myself to be higher,” Pickett mentioned.
Kayla Wooden, a senior on the ladies’s lacrosse staff, mentioned it was laborious to regulate to the additional free time she wasn’t accustomed to.
“For me, simply sitting, probably not doing a lot moreover schoolwork and probably not with the ability to get out, it was actually tough for me,” Wooden mentioned.
Wooden mentioned through the pandemic, she resorted to drawing as a lot as doable as her outlet. She mentioned it saved her thoughts occupied, allowed her to be inventive and helped her keep constructive.
She typically drew sunflowers due to the constructive power, she mentioned. She cherished them due to the colours and the way they reminded her of her shut pal.
“I feel that was one thing I used to be actually attempting to carry onto through the pandemic, simply looking for positivity in the whole lot I did,” she mentioned.
Lindsay Miller, a senior from the rowing staff, mentioned she labored out along with her teammates over Zoom and hosted elective exercises for teammates to remain in contact throughout quarantine. The exercises helped Miller keep motivated when the abundance of free time made it more durable to stay pushed.
Since this was a complicated and unsure time for everybody, Miller additionally took it upon herself to host Zoom conferences for the incoming first-years to assist them regulate to the faculty expertise as a lot as doable.
“I knew it was going to be laborious for them to fulfill individuals, and going to school in a pandemic was going to be scary sufficient,” Miller mentioned. “I needed them to have folks that they knew they may ask inquiries to and really feel built-in into the staff earlier than they obtained to campus.”
As a biomedical and well being science engineering main, Miller labored with a analysis agency on neurodegenerative ailments and chemotherapy resistance in ovarian most cancers. She’s most just lately labored on tutorial literature evaluate.
However Miller returned to campus within the fall and continues to be round campus, even with the vast majority of college students despatched dwelling. With observe resuming for the rowing staff, Miller is happy, optimistic and appreciative of what’s forward.
“(I am) grateful for each alternative I’ve, and also you by no means know when it might finish, particularly with all of the uncertainty now,” Miller mentioned.