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  • Writer's pictureJermaine Thomas, II

First Friday’s: May Edition

Updated: May 3, 2020

Entering into our second full month of quarantine, I don’t think there has ever been a better time to practice TGIF. In a span of time where so many things have been taken away from us, let us not just focus on the negative, but focus on the bountiful blessings that we CAN count. Let’s get into it! 


Trust. Trust. I am making the choice to trust the decision-making skills of *most* people in power because they are informed to make those correct decisions. And I have to trust most of them for my mental sake because the power is more than out of my hands. So what else is there for me to do? Now, don’t get it twisted, honey. We’re not here for blind trust. We need to read up and then read up some more to ensure that we are getting the correct news, not the corrupt news. Okay. 


I am incredibly grateful for the time I’ve had to spend with my Spring Breakers throughout the month. When classes were canceled, my 7 friends and I made a pact to be each other’s quarantine group, I am so glad we did.  This last month has been full of joy, laughter, and tears alike. And I wouldn’t want to spend this time with anyone else. 


Class of 2020; High School, Associate’s, Certificates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., and anywhere in between. I am inspired by you. COVID has ravaged our final semester, and here we are. Still grinding, still working hard and making our final strides to that heavily-weighted piece of paper that we put in hours for. Congratulations to you. Congratulations to us. 


I celebrated my 22nd birthday in part with my quarantine group. Fun is an understatement. Whenever we get together it’s always a good time. My friends put together some fun games to play, Gabby made a wonderful Oreo Cheesecake and I was able to enjoy their company. Fun is always on the ballot when we are together! 

In closing, remember to spend your time at home the way you see fit! You deserve to rest if you want, to read if you want, or to work if you want. It’s up to you! Happy TGIF!

Originally Published: May 1st, 2020

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Milana Yarbrough
Milana Yarbrough
03 mai 2020

I loved this piece. So real in just the right amount of words! :)

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