Sunday, 17 February 2013

Unnecessary Problems...?

Here's the thing. As soon as we see an issue rising from the mist of woe, we turn it into a problem. How? By thinking about it. By doing this we are creating a patch of negativity that wasn't there to begin with. A clean mind is a clean conscience. 

Don't overthink things.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Minor rant... My life... etc.

I think that school expects too much of us sometimes.

 I'm in year 10, which means the start of wonderful GCSE's. Fine. I had prepared myself for this. I didn't pick to do Geography, Music, Drama and PE expecting for it to be a 'walk in the park'. The problem I'm facing, is meeting expectations. This includes:

  • Reaching target grades (for the end of Year 11) within a month or so
  • Completing coursework and homework within deadlines along with revison for practically every subject
  • Getting the time for a 'good night's sleep' every day therefore not resembling some kind of zombie in the morning
  • Participating in extra events, activities, trips... (most of which just include a hundred-and-one college prospectus' being shoved in my face)
  • Knowing my future career, having an idea of what further education I'll be doing after school, etc.
  • Work with others in a lesson where teachers will attempt to put us into 'groups', when you can't stand any of them
  • Stand in a canteen queue without being harassed by year 9's...
  • Being absolutely fine about facing an early Maths exam
I could go on forever, but you get the point. 

Another thing I can't stand, but I suppose I'm getting used to now, is being in a class with a teacher who is focussing their attention entirely on the 'disruptive ones'. Fair enough, they need to be disciplined, but to be honest, shouldn't you be looking more at the students who actually stand a chance of getting decent grades? I could go a whole lesson in need of speaking to the teacher, to explain the task more thoroughly, or even just read through what I've written so far. But it's impossible. And another thing- those annoying so and so's who aren't engaging in the lesson at all think it's suddenly 'pathetic' when a teacher goes to help a student who 'already knows what they're doing' therefore 'doesn't need any help'. Um, excuse me, but to achieve the grades I'm expected of, some support would be nice!

So that's how things are going for me at the moment.

Friday, 1 February 2013

My Life As Of Now...

Hey y'all! So this week I've been doing work experience at a local college- working in the drama department. It really gave me an insight into what I might want to do with myself after secondary school. I've had to get up early every day and travel by bus there and back (this is all quite new to me). As long as you get an early-ish bus (before the mad rush of students, etc), public transport isn't so bad.

I had a 3-4 hour snooze when I got back. I needed it. Right now I'm just trying to 'wind down' as they say, and just chill a little bit. I have a few things that need doing this weekend. One of the main things I need to focus on is Homework. (So time-consuming these days). I also have work tomorrow morning... (Yay for a lie-in.. not.) I believe half-term is approaching, which I do look forward to. Sometimes, you just need a break, y'know?

On a tangent, I ordered a 10m string of fairy lights the other day, to decorate my room. I already have some, but I just want to add to the general fun of it to be honest. I like to feel somewhat joyful when I'm in my room. Fairy lights help ensure this.

I hope this upcoming week isn't too hectic, as I don't think I can take too much chaos right now.