Is it February 3rd Yet?

This post from the Research, Instructional & Patron Services Law Librarian blog really struck a chord with this blog’s editor. Perhaps it will resonate with you as well. If you’d like to see more content from other sources, let us know in the comments!

RIPS Law Librarian Blog

It’s a new year. A new semester. A new COVID.

But everything feels the same. Actually, not the same, worse? Omicron has made the past few weeks feel like a traumatic retelling of Groundhog Day, minus the quirky smalltown and love story. This timeline is all Ned Ryerson.

2022 has been a real downer so far. COVID cases are surging, highly anticipated events are being cancelled, and we are again being pushed into forced isolation. We’ve been through this before, so why does it feel so much worse this time?

There are a confluence of factors contributing to our collective ennui. The pandemic has dragged on for years. We are at peak time for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). And generally, spring semester is just harder on our psyches than fall semester. It’s even harder on our students: graduation chaos; stress over summer positions; and the honeymoon period of the…

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