Before my internship, I had no idea what to expect with covid-19 restrictions or if my internship would even still happen, but Family Scholar House was determined to make it work. Since then, I have observed google hangout meetings and assessments, and helped deliver diapers and meals to the Family Scholar House residents. It has been amazing to see how everyone here creates a way to assist people in whatever way they can even in such a wavering time.
Dear 2020 graduates, In a time of global pandemic and national civil unrest, it is easy to allow all the worry and stress to override the happy moments in life. I want to take just a minute to stop and celebrate one of those happy moments with you right now. Whether you completed an apprenticeship, certification, an associates degree, your bachelors, or your master’s I am so proud of the hard work each of you has put in to get to this point.
Seemingly overnight, COVID-19 turned our world upside down. Just a few months ago, we roamed the world freely without masks or gloves. We weren’t worried about being 6 feet apart or making others feel uncomfortable when you pass them in the grocery aisle. We lived our normal lives, the way we always have, and had no reason to think this virus could rock our world so severely.