Rhea of Sunshine: staying safe during the holiday season


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

I hope everyone had an amazing, relaxing, and fun Thanksgiving break. Well, not too much fun because we have another two week break coming up. But I would just like to start off by saying I’m so very thankful for all my teachers, staff, and my peers. Because of the pandemic, I am virtual but I still appreciate everyone’s hard work during these times.

This week I think it’d be appropriate to talk about the holidays that are coming up and how to spend it during social distancing. I don’t know about you guys, but the holidays are my absolute favorite time of year. Hearing the words “peppermint hot chocolate” from Starbucks, makes me so happy. 

I’ve never had to spend the holidays socially distanced from my close friends and distant family members. But I think even though it’ll be hard, it’s the most proactive way to keep you and your family members safe. 

We all know I out of all people was not going to miss my Black Friday shopping opportunity. So instead of going out shopping and exposing myself to many different people at shops and malls, I did all of my shopping online. Even though I didn’t get to walk around with coffee in one hand, and shopping bags in another, it was the safest, least risky, way to still enjoy the holidays. 

As Thanksgiving has passed us, and the fun December festivities start to approach, we must remember that we’re still in a pandemic. You must have heard that several times by now, that it may not even phase you anymore, but it’s the truth. Hanging out with small groups, wearing masks in public, and sanitizing your hands 24/7 are precautions that we still must take in order to stay healthy.

I think this is the best possible way to go forth regarding staying safe. Other than that, I hope I’m not the only one who is more than pleasantly excited for the holidays to come. I’ve just stocked up on marshmallows, hot chocolate, candy canes, Christmas cookies and jamies, and much more. And I even added several different Christmas movies to my watchlist on Netflix. I am BEYOND excited as you can tell. 

Anyways, it’s already Thursday, which means one day and two more weeks until Christmas.

Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll see y’all next week.