"Just sit back and watch the numbers add in your bank account"
"Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home"
Like most university students, I enjoyed the first week of isolation social distancing. After just a few weeks of coming back and dealing with toxic people, not sleeping due to assignments, and killer lecturers, I felt some sort of happiness that I wouldn't have to handle most of that until the end of semester. I started losing my mind around the third week. Online classes had me lose most of my focus and I found myself spiralling into a deep pit of depression that I haven't fallen into since the end of last year. I felt useless as I had four mental breakdowns in one day, my habit of self-harm came back, and it didn't help that the economical state of the world was crashing more and more each day as the cure to this virus was yet to be found.
It's Friday night and you're stuck in quarantine as you flip through channels, landing on one of Gordon Ramsay's shows. You see him screaming at people cooking risotto, and then you wonder...
Nearly everyone's been in it and as much as everyone wants to deny it, it hurts a lot. That's right, I'm talking about being in the friendzone. Crushing or even falling for your friend/best friend is probably either the best thing or the worst thing, it really depends on their feelings about you. The terrifying realization that the feelings you have for your friend is more than just friendly usually comes in rather late. So I'm here with ways to help you get over those pesky feelings and out of the friendzone (not in this particular order).