[wluvb.wordpress.com] “What day is it again?”

Quarantine has been, well y’know, quarantine. The days feel slow and I have trouble remembering which day it is, but somehow the weeks are going by quickly…? My daily schedule is a little odd because I have class from 1:30-5:15 on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 1:30-2:30 on Fridays, but that’s it. So, my sleep schedule is a little janky right now, but I’m trying to get back to normal.

Last week was my most productive week in quarantine thus far and that’s all thanks to my dad! He let me go into his office to get work done (don’t worry, no one else was there), and we have been doing all the volleyball workouts together (see pictures below). Although it’s been pretty hard for me to motivate, my dad has certainly been keeping me accountable, which I am so thankful for.

I tried my hand at cooking this week and made chicken bruschetta! It actually turned out pretty well, but I still mainly stick to baking my famous chocolate chip cookies. Although they’re slightly less healthy, they are totally worth it. See pictures of my mad cooking skills below! OH! and our neighbor made us homemade face masks for all our outings, so check out our stylish fabrics in the pic below too!

Staying connected with friends and teammates has been interesting during this time. I have been on 27 FaceTime calls just this week LOL. That sounds ridiculous, but I am really missing all my peeps from W&L. We’ve gotten to have Zoom calls with the team and a bunch of calls with a lot of recruits—it’s been super fun!!

This time apart has made me realize how lucky I am to get to go to a school that I so deeply and genuinely care about. The people are what make W&L what it is, so I am seriously missing them: our team, my other friends, and even my professors. One of my professors actually lives in Charlottesville, so paid him a socially distant visit (see picture below). It was seriously so fun to just talk to him for a short time and see someone, even from a distance. At W&L, we get to form special relationships with our professors because our class sizes are small, and I think that is something that I take for granted, but it is for sure one of my favorite parts of the academic side of W&L.

Though this time is hard, it’s pretty cool to see the ways people are continuing to connect and the ways people are stepping up to help those around them who are less fortunate. Amidst the darkness, there is light and hope and that is something to smile about! Best wishes to everyone out there—stay happy and healthy to the best of your abilities ◡̈

Lots of love, Courtney Berry #20

https://wluvb.wordpress.com/2020/04/20/what-day-is-it-again/#comment-1071

Hi Courtney 🙂

It seems like this is a group blog (?) — maybe the Washington & Lee volleyball team??

I liked reading your post, and / but for a random surfer that more-or-less randomly find an individual post like this, putting 1 or 2 sentences onto the “about” page would be a big help (IMHO context is actually more important than content 😉 ).

If you guys (gals?) want any more tips, don’t hesitate to reply and / or drop me an email!

😀 Norbert

[2020-04-20 12:56 UTC]

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[workingsatplay.wordpress.com] “shallow. broken.”

shallow.
cannot be filled
cannot feel
cannot hold what isn’t real

broken.
not battered
not beaten nor used
just throbbing and aching, listless and bruised

I’ve called without answer
to the hollow abyss
cried to the nothingness
for all the things that I miss

That’s a lotta nots 😉

Why no about page? Why no contact?? Why the sidebar on the left side of the page???

So many questions…. 🙂

https://workingsatplay.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/shallow-broken/comment-page-1/#comment-158

[2020-04-19 06:55 UTC]

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