November diary entries

November Diary Entries
So I’ve been working for a couple of days now and it feels good to finally be busy. The
only thing I see being an issue is having my work schedule fit with school as Nike only offers
workers 9 hour shifts (Especially through November-December); but I’ve been just bringing my
Macbook to work and taking my lunch whenever I had class. It’s not bad but the break room can
sometimes be loud. I mean other than working nothing else special has happened in my life. I’ve
been just more focused on working and abusing the discount I get there. I’m hoping Black Friday
isn’t as bad as it was last year but I’m only guessing because of Covid, there will be limitations
to how many people are allowed in the stores and other things to keep the workers and customers
Same thing as last entry honestly; nothing has really changed and I’m just living in a
schedule I made where everyday I eat 3250 calories a day, work out every two days and take a
day rest (if my working schedule doesn’t have me working late) and I’ve made a list of late or
upcoming assignments coming up for the last couple of weeks of school. Personally I need to be
organized and have things visualized so a list works perfectly. But other than that, nothing new
in terms of Corona other than my sister’s close friend being positive. One more thing that, for a
reward for myself for finally getting a job and feeling in control of my life, I’ve bought myself a
pair of Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 which is considered to be the first self tying shoe to be mass
produced. It comes in 2 weeks and I don’t even want to say the price tag for these shoes as it
would make any normal human throw up; but it’s a little gift for myself so that’s my excuse for
buying them.
So Black Friday came along and unfortunately and somehow fortunately I had to leave
early as my mom texted me in the middle of my shift saying my sister tested positive for Covid. I
could tell my managers didn’t believe me when I told them on short notice but showed them my
Mom’s message and they let me go with a week break to quarantine. Here’s what’s weird to me,
with my sister being positive, there should be no way I don’t have it as we hung out the week
prior to her being tested; however when I got tested I came back negative. I honestly don’t have
any clue why I don’t have it and I’m scared to go back to work because although I have no
symptoms, I just want to be sure I don’t have anything before I go into contact with people from
work. Since Black Friday I’ve been sticking to my schedule and have been more focused on
getting all of my assignments done. I should be setting up Christmas lights but I’m home alone
and being on the roof alone isn’t the smartest idea but I just want them done just so they’re done
and I don’t have to be thinking about it. Oh and my Nike sneakers from my last entry came in
and they are by far the more comfortable pair of shoes I’ve tried. Putting on the shoe is an
experience all in itself as the shoe tightens around your foot without any effort. Definitely no
buyers remorse for these.

OCtober diary entries

So I was hoping by the time I wrote my next entry, I would have a job back at Nike. Well
something happened that might affect that. On Monday, I went to my friend Nicky’s house to
hang out and he might have given me Covid. He went to Cortland last weekend to see his brother
Joey in his house and the whole house was infected with Covid. He just told me his test results
were positive earlier today and later today I’m getting tested too. I mean I feel like I should write
down how I’m currently feeling to show the psychological effects of possibly having Covid.
Mostly, I’m scared I gave the disease to my mom and my family. I’m rethinking everywhere I
touched and making sure I stay in my room until I get my results. Let’s hope I didn’t get it and I
get going with getting back to work again.
Good news, I came back negative for Covid. I honestly don’t know how I didn’t get it
because I should have been infected with hanging out with my friend Nicky. Either way I was so
happy hearing I didn’t have Covid and would have to stay quarantined for 2 weeks. On some
better news I finally got a call from Nike and I should be having an interview to get started later
this week. Right now, my main focus is to stay busy as much as possible as I was starting to hate
staying inside my house all day long. Today in particular I went out to play soccer at a local
athletics park just for the fact I wanted to leave the house and it was good to finally get back on
the field. I think I can get a couple of more sessions before it gets too cold out but right now I’m
just focused on staying active.
Right now I’m at my friend Joey’s house in Cortland (same one my friend Nicky went to)
to celebrate Halloween as a reward for finally working and getting things together. I started
working on Monday so I thought I could have one more weekend to relax with some friends
before I put my focus all into working. I have to admit, I’m a little nervous with Covid already
affecting the house. One of my favorite soccer players, Cristiano Ronaldo was diagnosed with
Covid twice so it’s not a bad precaution to be a little worried. It was nice seeing my friend Joey
along with other friends living there so for right now I’m going to focus on having a nice time
with them and when I get back I’ll get tested again just to be sure.

september diary entries

September Diary Entries
I think this is the best place to start this assignment. At this point I’ve been on campus for
about 2 weeks and the students on campus have just been notified that Oneonta will be closing
down because of the rising Covid cases. The number of cases here have passed 500 and
truthfully it feels like a zombie apocalypse here. I was walking to the health center earlier today
and no one was outside. Complete opposite to my first semester here and it’s sad that college life
has to be put on hold for this virus. Talking to my mom about the situation, she’s scared that I’m
here with the risk of everything going on and she’s coming to get me tomorrow morning. I’m
happy I can see my family again and can have my own room but I’m also scared I secretly have
this virus and I’m going to give it to my family. A lot of uncertainty right now but I need to start
up my homework so I’m going to stop this entry here. I hope things get better soon.
Benjamin Cea

I guess this is a good spot to continue with this. The last time I wrote something in this
assignment I was leaving Oneonta because of the rising cases of Covid. Well at that time I
thought it was an overall positive that I was going back home because I could get a job on top of
being in class. For me, I always have to be busy or else I start overflowing my head with
thoughts and it’s been about two weeks since I’ve been home and no luck with getting a job. I
applied to 5 different places near me maybe 5 days ago and I’m just hoping I’ll hear from
someone soon. Other than that I found myself following a “morning routine” and “nighttime
routine” with taking showers, brushing my teeth (right after I wake up and right before I go to
sleep). Obviously this is a good thing but this has been the only positive thing that I concluded
since being home. Let’s hope in the next diary entry I will have some type of job.
Benjamin Cea

Alright so it’s the last day of September so I want to recap this month in general on top of
mentioning anything new that has happened since the last diary entry. Truthfully not much has
changed. So in the beginning of the month I returned home hoping I would get a job and save up
money to get a new car (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee to be specific) and begin to use a credit card
to start my credit history young. Well it’s the end of the month and none of that has happened.
Right now my mindset is getting a membership to a nearby LA Fitness to start getting out of the
house more (plus I’m happy gyms are open again) and focusing on getting the highest grades
possible for this semester. I figured adding a job with 25+ hours to my schedule would just harm
what I want to do already. I wanted to ask my mom about the possibility to get paid for doing
projects around the house that needs to be done. My family is the first to never pay for working
on the house but my thought process is that if my Mom sees I’m doing well in class on top of
wanting to work she will help me out. Plus she knows the money is going straight into getting a
new car. Let’s hope she says yes to that so I can start earning money while I’m home.