When will COVID-19 disappear? This would have been one of the most popular topics of conversation last year. 2020 passed in the blink of an eye, and Kingos might say there was nothing special in their university life when reflecting on the past year. It is true that 2020 was a challenging year for all Kingos adapting to changes and new lifestyles. However, it could have been a valuable year too. Due to the social distancing, many Kingos were locked up in their houses and could not hang out with friends. Likewise, I spent most days at home, but it presented me with an opportunity to reflect on myself and my relationships with others. The pandemic taught me about the preciousness of ordinary daily life and how to forge and maintain close relationships with people around me, even in this situation. Like this, we do not only struggle when facing huge confusion but also find meaning in the given situation.
Now, a new year and a new semester have begun. Although the pandemic still makes our lives challenging, no one knows what will happen this year. Before we face new changes in 2021, I believe there should be time to relax and reorganize ourselves with a new state of mind. I hope Kingos leave all mixed emotions of the past behind and think about how to make the best of a bad situation. While making a refreshing point, I also hope the Sungkyun Times (SKT) helps you organize your thoughts.