School · Writing

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Warning:

This post may make me seem like an arrogant, conceited individual. Read at your own risk.

Then again, arrogance is relative. And if you were awesome enough to follow my blog, you probably won’t unfollow me after this.

All things considered, I’m surprised I’m getting the marks I am getting.

Are other people just stupid?

I hope you don’t hate me for saying that. I simply do not understand how people are failing English. Or law for that matter.

My classes aren’t too difficult so maybe I shouldn’t be spewing this nonsense. But I am surprised I’m doing this well. I haven’t missed a day of blogging since the start of this school year. I honestly expected to have missed at least a couple. I shouldn’t jinx it so I’m knocking on wood right now.

On top of everything I have on my plate, I’m doing NaNo this year. Why I chose to participate in this craziness during my last year, the most important one by the way, is beyond me.

Maybe it really is true. Writers are more intelligent than non-writers. I am aware that grades are not always the best indication of one’s intelligence.

Still I like to believe that writers know more than people who don’t read or write. It makes sense after all.

This is a rational explanation. Tell me I’m not losing my mind.

Personal Reflection · School

Goals For The Upcoming School Year

Insert parents saying yay and every student saying nay.

School is about to start for me. It may have started for some of you already. Or maybe you’ve suffered through the agonizing school days already.

Just a side note: I wrote most of what you’re reading a year ago, so to preserve the integrity of the fifteen year old me, I won’t rewrite this entire post.

Below are my ten lovely goals for the school year:

  1. Be nicer to everyone. Frankly I don’t do that enough.
  2. Earn some nice grades I can brag about. Maybe I do this too much?
  3. Walk around more confident. I’m not a freshman/niner anymore. By the way, I always hated those terms. They sound degrading to my ears.
  4. Do something memorable. Not anything dangerous but something worth remembering five years from now.
  5. Ace my all my exams. That’s just how I roll.
  6. Join a club or ten. I’ll stick to a few clubs since I love this blog too much to be away from it for too long.
  7. Get more fit, more active. It can’t hurt to exercise right?
  8. Find a new hobby. Well considering the hobbies I have already, I may just stick to trying new or interesting experiences.
  9. Throw around some big words that will confuse everyone. Ha, that will get them good. Show them not to mess with me. Remember this is the fifteen year old me writing.
  10. Make it through the year…alive.

Integrity preserved.

Personal Reflection

Evaluating My Life Priorities

I thought it would be interesting to evaluate my life priorities at this point in time. I am in grade eleven, I am sixteen, and I am contemplating my plans for post-secondary. Also, the school year is almost over. YAY!

Anyhow, the timing is just right for this post.

Sleep

I need more sleep. I crave good sleep. I want better sleep. So yes it’s definitely a huge priority.

Schoolwork

On the bright side, I don’t care too much about school. Unfortunately, I still care. But let’s face it, who puts schoolwork before anything else? Not this girl.

Writing 

This is more of a priority than schoolwork, that’s for sure. Would I sacrifice sleep for writing? You should know my answer to the previous question.

Dance

I’m not sure if I could survive a day without dancing. If anything terrible happened to me, you know it’s because I am dance deprived.

Music

Listening to music has gotten me through a lot. And it’s easy to make time for music unlike time-consuming matters like homework.

Now you know why my average is only a 93. You also know why I don’t reply to comments at night. And for future reference you’ll know that if I disappeared off the face of this Earth, it’s because I went too long without dancing.

School

Pros And Cons To Starting School Earlier

This upcoming school year, my classes start 10 minutes earlier than they normally do from 8:30 in the morning to 8:20 a.m. Now this doesn’t make much of a difference to me (I secretly like this change since I am a morning person) but it prompted me to think about how my less early-rising peers will have to adjust to accommodate such a change.

Do the pros of starting school earlier outweigh the cons? The debate about ideal school start times continue to wage on especially, as the school year is right around the corner. Here are some pros and cons to starting class early.

Pros

  • There is more time for extracurricular activities and homework thus, improving morale levels and grades.
  • Transportation such as busing, sport teams, and daycare facilities won’t be affected and costs won’t go up.
  • Kids might have to go to bed at a reasonable time, which would make parents happier.   

Cons

  • Students are less alert and awake because they are forced to wake up early therefore, attendance and performance may decrease.
  • Bus times will have to change, teams may have to play later or even in the dark, and older teens cannot pick up younger siblings.
  • Many teenagers despise the idea of waking up early so this can make them despise going to school even more.

Weirdly enough, this earlier start was implemented to avoid “so many lates” at our school. In turn, it may have the opposite effect. There could be even more lates. Time will tell. School Classroom