Humans of Pinole Valley: Adriel Vijuan


Adriel Vijuan is a junior at Pinole Valley High School.

Adriel Vijuan, Guest Contributor

This stay-home quarantine has been something like an extreme version of Spring Break. There is still work that has to be done, and I can somewhat work at my own pace. I am still able to relax and enjoy the time freely with friends–online now, that is–and I am still able to do, for the most part, whatever I want to at home. In a practical sense, this quarantine has changed a lot for me: I cannot go out as often as I could before–or rather, I shouldn’t–and my sleep schedule has been in constant flux. Psychologically, this quarantine has led me to feel that this is somewhat a foreshadowing of life post-high school. You don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to, and, at the end of the day, everything you want to do is up to you. You only stay in contact with those who you put an extra effort in staying in contact with. I have been led to understand that all of these systems that existed when school was physically in session are privileges.  At the end of the day, nothing is ours, and everything is given. In a sense, this quarantine has made me a lot more thankful.