Getting Up or Staying Down


 Snow covered patio chairs. Photo by Katelyn Avery.

Those chairs aren’t meant to be filled. At the very least people should not constantly occupy them. Being covered in snow is an ok life style for these chairs, but laziness should not decorate them.

A former professor of mine once explained how perfect human bodies are. The legs support us well which took away the need for constant sitting. Humans were able to be on the move.

As an aspiring journalist I have to be ready to walk. I have to get to anywhere between the newsroom and my story. These are great words to know but they are easy to forget. As a student on a gap semester and in between jobs, motivation is hard to find. My savings won’t last forever but its hard to keep pushing. I have applied to only two jobs within my month of unemployment . I really didn’t expect two no replies but America’s economy hit me hard. I felt low and slipped into the well know occupation of a couch potato.

Getting up is a skill I’m relearning. Students are going back to college and staying down isn’t fun anymore. Vacation does have to end.

Other young people are in my position but some of them have four year degrees or more. Its tough for all of us. As we put off adulthood achievements because of money, we have to try and cheer each other up. The up part should be taken literally. Our chairs are getting sore, and TV and the internet don’t make you feel better. I just need others, and myself to know that furniture should be treated like treasured artwork. We need to avoid constantly abusing them with relaxation. It only keeps your spirit down.

-Katelyn Avery

About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her passion will take her.
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