Senior copes with harsh times through creative outlet
April 8, 2020
Having two weeks off from school and not being able to leave our homes closes many doors for activities to do. Many students choose Netflix, working out or cleaning as their pastime; however, multiple York students have used their creativity to keep themselves amused.
Senior Sydney Krueger, although she still watches Netflix, workout and clean, she has used her creativity to keep herself entertained during these difficult times. One day while scrolling through Pinterest Krueger was inspired and decided she would paint a colorful palm tree on her door.
“I [painted] on and off for a few days, but altogether it probably took me four hours,” Krueger said.
Krueger uses her creativity to escape what is going on in the world and what may occur in the future, and only focuses on what is going on in the present.
“I’ve been trying really hard to keep my head up during this time and all the crazy changes, but reminding myself of the things I enjoy: painting, working out, etc. has helped me keep a positive mindset,” Krueger said.
It is encouraged, not just for York students, but for people everywhere to try to stay positive during these uncertain times. Creativity can be the outlet to escape the harsh realities and revisit more peaceful times.
“One thing I’ve learned over this break is that using creativity, even if it’s not typically your thing like me, is a great way to keep your headspace positive and pass time” Krueger said. “ Go on Pinterest and get creative because you’ll be surprised at what you can do!”