A Test From Hell

I took the AP English Language and Composition exam today, and it was a nightmare. There are two sections, a multiple choice section, and then a section where you have 120 minutes to write three essays. I already knew that the multiple choice would be difficult, and it was, but I didn’t expect the essay questions to be so obnoxious. Ugh.

I’ve been stressing over this dumb exam for ever and now I feel like I totally bombed it. So much for college credit and for wasting $87. At least all my friends felt the same. No one felt like they did a really good job. We also had to write the essays in pen, which kind of threw me off, because I then couldn’t go back and erase things and fix them; once they were down on the paper, they were stuck there.

But, there’s nothing I can do about it now, except to wait for my scores to come in the middle of July. So far away! :(

To celebrate our immense failure, we all decided to go out to IHOP, which was delicious and satisfying as always. After that I came home. And I slept. And I slept some more. I was so exhausted and I felt like my mind was just fried. If you asked me what the sum of 2 + 2 was, I probably wouldn’t have been able to tell you. :P

I just got back from playing tennis with a bunch of friends. It was really fun, but I really have to practice a lot more in order to be ready to play singles in the fall season. But I’m not too worried. I’ve got a whole summer ahead of me. :)

Anyone else take an AP exam? If so, how was it?

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s day to all you mom’s out there! <3 You all are amazing and do so much for your children without getting half the credit that you guys deserve. So enjoy all the flowers that you’re going to be showered with. ;)

I just want to talk about my mom for a second. She is one of the most amazing, inspiring, and strong woman I know. I know that this comes from a bit of a biased point of view, because she is my mom and all, but she really is great. She came from a not so pleasant family life when she was young, and she paid for her own business school and has had to work hard for everything she wanted. She’s been a stay at home mom most of her life and cleans houses as a part time job; it’s a crummy job, but she does it so she can help provide for us. I think I’ve only seen her cry a few times in my entire life, and she exhibits Christ-like attitudes in all that she does. She’s not perfect, but she’s one of the best role-models I could ask for. <3

She’s always been there for me as a friend, but she’s also been my parent, which can be a hard thing to do. You want your kids to be happy, but in the long run, you have to lay down the rules and do some things that make them temporarily unhappy, but it builds them and prepares them to be independent. And my mom has done that for me. I often whine and complain that she’s so strict, but I’ve learned to appreciate it because those rules helped me shape me to who I am today. I didn’t realize it then, but I do now.

We’re having my grandpa and aunt over for lunch and my dad’s BBQing. I just got done helping my mom prepare all the other sides: fruit salad, baked beans, baked potato salad, strawberries, deviled eggs, and more. We’re having quite the shin-dig. :P

It’s just going to be an overall nice day with my family and with my mom. We don’t give her half the credit that she really deserves. I hope you can spend the day with your mother as well and just show her how much you appreciate her. :love:

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