By Karli Olsen — Spirit Lake High School
Today started off with a good ole Anatomy test at 10 a.m. Personally, I find it a bit harder to pay attention outside of my normal school setting. With the time I had between finishing up my test and needing to head to nanny, I started on my mom’s Mother’s Day gift. I think this is the most I have thought ahead for a gift in, lets see ... forever.
After some nice weather, today brought a little gloomier weather, so I decided to rekindle some old hobbies. A few months before quarantine started, I purchased a new camera. It hasn’t gotten much use since the purchase, mainly because I don’t know enough about it. So, I finally took the time to watch some YouTube videos on some tips and tricks for my camera.
I also sat down at the piano for the first time in a while. I was actually quite surprised with how much I retained. I nailed “Hot Cross Buns” and “Ode to Joy” but struggled through “Lean On Me” and “All of Me.” With the weather not looking super nice the next couple of days, I am sure I’ll sit down and hit at the keys a few more times.
The highlight of my day came from a trip to the mailbox where I found a letter from one of the preschoolers from the class I helped in. Through writing these blogs I have realized that every day I seem to have a takeaway or two from this pandemic, so I have begun to make a list called my “COVID-19 Takeaways.”
Today’s takeaway was that joy comes in both big and small bundles but sometimes it's the smallest acts that fill the heart the most.