The world is a mess and hopefully we are all socially distancing as much as possible. To those on the frontlines, who can’t distance, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. So far the Campus Bound community hasn’t personally been sickened by Corona Virus, but it has certainly effected our lives in significant ways. And we know the same is true for you and yours.

There are so many feelings people have going on right now, ranging from boredom to depression to anxiety to fear, along with many more. The bottom line is that no one knows how this will all play out, and how the world will heal when we can finally be safe from falling ill. Many people will be out of jobs, lacking money, homeless… the list goes on, and is frankly hard to fathom right now.

For many of us, we have these first tier concerns… food, water, shelter, but then we are also looking ahead to needs that are higher up, but still important, such as the college admissions process. We will certainly be keeping you informed as we hear about policy updates and changes. But for now, unfortunately, there just isn’t much you can do.

Which brings us to the main topic of this post, and this quote from Benjamin Franklin: ” While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” Right now most of us have ZERO control over how this all will shake out, but what we CAN do now is try to stay calm and see the silver linings:

  • You’re getting to spend time with your family, likely including teens and young adults who typically live at college, school, friends houses, etc.
  • It’s spring time, and a wonderful time to get outside and explore nature. Have you seen the pictures of how our planet has changed in this short time that people have been polluting less?
  • Perhaps schools will adjust students’ in-school requirements and allow students more hands-on or creative learning opportunities, even after corona virus.
  • Perhaps colleges will re-evaluate their testing (SAT, ACT) requirements in the college admissions process.
  • People can engage in self-care: yoga, meditation, prayer, exercise, hobbies, etc rather than feel the stress of the normal daily grind.
  • People are connecting with friends and family members in new and meaningful ways.

Although we can’t control what is happening in the world right now, we can control how we deal with it. Stressing over a thousand different possible scenarios won’t do anyone any good. Sleeping, eating, and trying to make the best of this time WILL. Take time to see, and enjoy, the silver lining.

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