Simply Shreya: a new normal


Morgan Kong

Wingspan’s Shreya Jagan shares her personal take on issues and experiences in her weekly column Simply Shreya.

Shreya Jagan, Staff Reporter

This year has taught me a lot. Mainly, that not everything will always work out the way you want it to. And obviously, I think a lot of us learned that this year. 

It takes something to be taken away from us, for us to truly realize how lucky we are. And, I’ve finally realized that now.

But for some reason, everything feels surreal. And, not in the way you’d expect it to be. Things are changing, and while I’m hoping for the best in terms of next year. I’m still worried. When you’re expecting so much from the next year and the odds are that it’s not going to be up to your expectations, that brings you down a little bit. 

To be honest, I don’t really know what I’m trying to say here. I’m just confused, we all are. But maybe venting will clear things up. I would say I want things to go back to normal, but what is normal anymore?

Do we have to adjust to a new normal? 

A normal without handshakes? 

A normal without school?

A normal without friends?

Whatever that normal may be, we’re going to have to get used to it whether we like it or not. Trying to “predict” the future is definitely scary. And it’s scarier when you know nothing about what the future even holds. 

When you don’t know what your present is going to do to the future. 

But, I think what we’re all hoping for here is that in the future, the next day is slightly better than the day before.