Being nearly an adult myself, I’ve also taken to leading by example. Certainly, staying at home all the time makes this a bit of a challenging task, but Pingster has helped make it easier.
Instead of sulking over all the things I wasn’t able to do and all the places I wasn’t able to go, I’ve chosen to share with the world all the things I am able to do and all the places I am able to go.
And it’s been great to not only feel like a community member on Pingster but also a leader.
For instance, I know that with each post, I’m able to share an idea and some much-needed inspiration. Hopefully to some other student out there trying their hardest to keep their head up.
Moreover, my photos tell a story, each serving as a page of the teen life during a health crisis. Which is a crisis that, with any luck, will never ever occur again in any of our lifetimes.
Someone someday could even envy the simple fun social distancing has allowed me to discover. High hopes? Maybe. But I think we could all use a little optimism in our lives right now.