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Operation Isolation: How to survive quarantine straight from the mouth of a lone wolf

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A column straight from the unorthodox mind of Jamie Miller. Often written during the middle of the night, Miller provides reviews of TV shows and movies, books, and details life through from his perspective (artwork by Abby Haywood/The Collegiate).

By Jamie Miller – 2:04 a.m.

Hello creatures of the night, it is I, Jamie “Nightshifter” Miller here once again to bring you yet another issue of Night Light. Now as you know- I hope-  the quarantine is still in effect. If the news is anything to go by, many of you are losing your ever-loving-minds being corralled at home, and that is understandable as for so long you could go anywhere and do nearly anything. Well, don’t worry, I’m here to remove your fear of being alone at home by educating you on the advantages of being stuck at home and give you some tips to survive quarantine, so put down the questionable substance you are about to consume, read, and enjoy.

Now, you may be wondering how would I know anything about isolation. Well,  my friends, that is because you are reading the work of a lone wolf, not by choice but by circumstance, but I am a lone wolf nonetheless and know a thing or two about isolation.  In fact many of you are losing your minds after being stuck at home for a few weeks, you know how long I’ve been stuck at home? Over two months. And I’m staying sane… well, as sane as I normally am. Here’s how I do it.

One thing I do to stay sane is pull up an internet streaming service and binge, binge, binge. From “True Blood,” to “BuzzFeed Unsolved,” to other shows I’ve already finished like “Lost Girl” and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” I’ve binged them relentlessly.

However, for those of you who either don’t have any streaming service or don’t feel like watching them, here is another suggestion. Work on your passion. My passion is writing and I’ve continued writing this whole pandemic, which if you regularly read The Collegiate you already know. In addition I’ve been writing up stories ranging  from science fiction and superheroes to supernatural, fantasy and witchcraft. The point is to do what makes you happy, and you will be happy in these trying times.

Another suggestion I have for you is to listen to music, whatever kind you like. From pop to rap, or in my case heavy metal and rock. Just jam out to what you like. Trust me, it will take you away from the dark days outside your door.

So there you have it dwellers of the night – tips to survive this isolation straight from the mouth of an isolationist. Hope this helped you. And remember, when the lights go out, the fun begins.