My own Pandemic “Fall 2020”

Welcome to my exclusive pandemic! This semester was a pandemic itself as it was one of the toughest and hardest semesters ever. This was my 10th semester, it was full of ups and downs, but more of downs that ups to be honest. I am a graduating senior at the American University in Cairo, majoring in Architectural Engineering, little did I know that I will be spending the last few semesters at home with zero communication with my professors and friends, I basically can’t do one of the things that I enjoy about my major. So, the semester started by new rules in our department, they introduced a new course to my batch that no one has ever taken before and it was one of the worst courses ever, very bad coordination from the professors and the TA’, but I do not blame them as it’s new to all of us. After a month into the semester, I tested positive for Covid-19 and this was the worst part about the semester as I basically missed on a whole month of my life not communicating with anyone even my family. Then everything piled up and I got really stressed approaching the end on the semester and I tried my best to finish everything to catch the deadlines, I worked with zero passion as I just wanted the semester to finish, and losing passion while working is terrible. This was one of the toughest experiences ever, especially after testing positive for Covid, it was something else.

One thought on “My own Pandemic “Fall 2020”

  1. I’m so sorry that you had such a terrible semester with all of that. I hope this semester you can have a better experience. Architecture is already a tough major but I’m sure the sense of community being with classmates would normally make up for that… and online it’s so much harder to make up for that. Let’s keep thinking of ways to support each other through this.


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