Eh, I'll give it a shot
by, 5th June 2011 at 07:30 AM (55 Views)
I've never written a blog before--mostly because I don't think a ton of things that go on in my life are really all that interesting enough to blog about--but I can still write for the heck of it. And if anyone reads it, that's fine by me.
I've noticed that some people have been talking about finals lately, which makes me think about how I'm taking the rest of my finals this week. I already took two on Friday, and I have six to go. I can't wait until I'm done with finals, once I take my last two finals on Wednesday I can officially start my summer vacation!
I seriously need and deserve a vacation. I've been working very hard this school year, harder than I've ever worked. I'm currently a junior in high school, and junior year is arguably the hardest year. You've got your SATs, ACTs, trying to narrow down your college choices (I've been thinking about three different colleges for a while, but I haven't been able to narrow it down any more than that), and other stuff to prepare for senior year. I've been working on getting all of my required classes done with so I can take it easy next year; most of the classes I'll be taking next year are electives.
Still, this kind of planning comes at the cost of wearing yourself very thin, which I've experienced most of this year. I've written more essays and research papers this year than I've probably written in my freshman and sophomore years combined. And last semester I was struggling with math, which really brought me down for a while. Math has never been my strongsuit, but to go from a B-average to a D-average in just a few months was terrifying to me. One day I cried all afternoon when it hit me that I just wasn't understand things like I used to. I almost wanted to give up and say that it was too late to turn things around, but I refused to admit defeat. I studied my butt off for midterms and got a C on the exam, so it brought up my grade enough that I was in the clear. Luckily, this semester I had a different teacher, and her teaching style is more cohesive to my learning style, so I'm currently at an A- in the class. Here's hoping I can keep this up during my final exam, it's on Tuesday. Wish me luck!
I've also been doing a lot of things other than academics. I'm in three choirs: my high school's choir, the adult choir at my church, and the contemporary ensemble, which is also at my church. I've also competed in a lot of singing competitions through my school. I'm an aspiring pop star, so I've been working to get as much exposure as possible. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I'm a very good singer, I've gotten many compliments from choir directors and people I've sung with. I can sightread sheet music pretty well so I can learn songs quickly, I have perfect pitch, and I have a range of about 3 1/2 octaves. For anyone who knows me, it is obvious that music is my life and my passion. From the time I wake up in the morning to the time I got to bed at night, I'm doing something music related. I sing a LOT, I write songs sometimes, and I can play guitar (I'm also teaching myself how to play piano, and if I can get enough money I'll buy myself a drum set and learn how to play that too). I'm a self-proclaimed music geek; I've literally had conversations about music that have gone on for hours. I love talking about music theory, favorite bands/singers and what I like or don't like about their music...Pretty much anything involving music, I'll talk about it for a long time.
And this year has presented a social change for me. A few days after New Year's, one of my BGFs of about five years told me that he liked me and he asked me if I wanted to go out with him. I said yes, and we went out on our first date the day after my birthday (my birthday is January 7, for anyone who wants to wish me a happy birthday or give me presents ). We've been dating for five months now, and things are going great. I've never dated anyone before because I used to be too shy to tell a guy if I liked him, or a guy would have a crush on me but I didn't like him back. But my BF and I are always on the same page about things and we're very happy together. And our friends and families are all for it, they've apparently wanted my BF and me to become an item for quite some time. My BF is very sweet and very funny and we're both music geeks and I couldn't imagine being this happy with anyone else.
So this is my first blog. I didn't quite expect it to be this long, but it's understandable, seeing as how I needed to give a little bit of a backstory in case I write another blog, which I'm pretty sure I will do soon. So I gave it a shot, and I hope you enjoyed reading it and read anymore blogs to come!
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