Here are a couple of pictures of some members of the PDBY editorial when we were still allowed to be near each other. I’m just putting this out there – PDBY editorial, I miss you all like crazy! Can you hear the longing in my words?
I’m not going to lie, it’s been difficult being confined to the house and so far away from university life. It seems like campus is a distant memory and with it, productivity. Is it just me, or do we accomplish a lot more on campus compared to on the couch? In that one free hour in your time table on campus you seem to be able to do it all. In one short hour I could get lunch, edit a couple articles, visit the library for a book and squeeze in a meeting, all while speeding from Humanities Building to the PDBY office across from Thuto. And yet at home, I can barely check ClickUP and it’s been three hours. At this rate, it would take me my free hour just to get back to Humanities Building from my office.
Ah… Humanities. I haven’t thought of you in a while. How I miss your slow elevators and dodgy first floor basement foyer. It’s not only Humanities, I miss every aspect of campus. The library, Aula grass, Coffee Buzz… it all seems like a distant memory. Am…am I even missing the haunting sound of “Main Gate”? Things must be getting bad.
Okay, I’m just being dramatic. While I really do miss university and campus life, it’s comforting to know that by staying home (and becoming one with the couch) we are all doing our part to fight COVID-19. Reminding ourselves that we are protecting ourselves and others by staying home, the cabin fever feels a little less “here’s Johnny” and a little more socially conscious. But don’t forget that you are not alone. Literally the entire world is with you on this and if you’re feeling overwhelmed, reach out for help. No one expects us to be our most productive selves during a pandemic.
With the news that the rest of the semester will be online, PDBY will also be published online for the remainder of the semester. Look out for the biweekly edition of PDBY as well as our usual online exclusives on pdby.co.za, and @PDBYMedia on social media. And let us know how you’re finding the lockdown, we’d love to hear from you. (We’re desperate for social connection!)
Until next time,