Category Archives: Academia

A Little Piece of Freedom

The last two weeks have been absolutely crazy. I’ve never done so much studying for school in my life! Finals week is hell for anyone, and taking six honors classes has definitely taken its toll on me. I feel tired, literally exhausted even though I took a four hour nap after I got home from school, but I’m happy. I managed 100% on both my Calculus final and on my research paper for my Writing Workshop class. I’m waiting still on one class, but I’m positive I’ve got straight A’s this semester–finishing my second to last semester of high school with about a 4.8 GPA! :)

Today was my last day of school and I’m just so relieved. I’m so sick and tired of school; I really don’t think I could’ve lasted another day. I only get a week and a half off, but I’m so thankful for this break. I’m just so mentally exhausted. Both from school work, from not having time to myself or for friends/family, from all the stupid idiots that seem to surround me at my school. I’m just so happy to be off.

My mom had her shoulder surgery today. My dad took her around noon to the hospital and I’m not sure what time they got back home. I had a bit of a date night with Andrew to celebrate the end of first semester and we went to Applebee’s and then to see Sherlock Holmes (which was amazing, btw). My dad texted me during dinner saying that the surgery went well which I was relieved for.

My grandpa called shortly after because he hadn’t heard anything and had been trying to call the house but no one was answering (since my brothers apparently don’t know how to answer a phone). He was really worried about her–he won’t admit it, but my mom is definitely his favorite.

She’s doing alright, I guess. She’s feeling extremely nauseous at the moment and can’t really do much but just sit in our lazy chair in the living room. Me and my sister and dad have been trying to just make idle conversation and just make her as comfortable as possible. I don’t think she’s in a lot of pain, I think she just feels sick. I wish there was something that we could do to make her feel a little better. :/

My Awesome Life as a High School Senior

I have been pretty successful with NaNoWriMo this week–I’m almost at 30,000 words now! My novel seems to be coming along rather well with minimal problems. I am a little worried that I might finish my plot before I reach 50,000 words, but I’ll deal with that problem when I get there.

With all that success, I’ve completely ignored all of my homework this entire week. I don’t think I did anything all week but eat, sleep, go to school, and write. I should be working on the pile of homework that is sitting on my floor where I left it when I got home from school yesterday afternoon, but as usual I’m procrastinating. By writing this blog post. I’m such a professional procrastinator; too bad I can’t make a career out of that…

Speaking of careerish things, I submitted a few college applications last week and now I’m just waiting on my school to send my transcript. I feel like that should release a bit of the college/university burden off my shoulders, but it’s only freaking me out a little more. I should have no problems at all getting accepted to the colleges I applied to, but there’s still this little voice in my head that keeps saying otherwise. So I’ll just twiddle my thumbs (and not do my homework) and hope for the best.

And I need to apply for scholarships… sigh. I managed to up my ACT score a couple months ago when I retook it from a 26 to a 27, but I’m still not real happy about my score. I know I’m capable of scoring higher, so I’ve signed up to take it again next month on the tenth for one last go. My ultimate goal is a 30, whether that’s realistic or not. With a 30, I could juice a lot more money out of scholarships and have a better chance of getting a full ride to the university I want to go to. I guess I’m just trying to take things one step at a time.

On a completely different note, I got Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger album the other day and I’ve been listening to it absolutely nonstop. It reminds me of her Breakaway album, which had been my favorite of hers until now. At least she’s been serenading me while I’ve

Now about that homework…