Sep 28, 2011


It's only Wednesday and it feels like these past two days have been two weeks long.

I suppose this is my not so nice welcome to Junior year and I've taken the challenge head on.  Somedays I feel like I get up and the next second I'm going to sleep but then there are days that I feel are never going to end.  It's living class to class to break to class to study hall to try and get homework done so I can get in bed before eleven to class to lunch to more class to finally climbing in my car and cruising my way out of school.  I feel like my Lilly planner runs my life more than I do, silently reminding me that I can cross off one more thing on my ever-growing to do list that seems to never go away or check off one more assignment in the next ten minutes. Reminding myself to breathe is normally on top of my priority list everyday.  And then there are days when you realize you're shivering in ninety degree weather and your head feels like its going to explode and you make the right decision that Alternate History and Latin aren't at the top of the priority list today, you are and struggling through the rest of the day isn't going to cut it. A three hour nap solves many problems.  It's been hard this year between reading eight page articles for APUSH, three chapters of a book for English, one chapter of a book for Alternate History, a poem for Latin, doing a million and one Pre-Calc problems and doing French exercises to remind myself that there are times when I just really need to come home and lay on the couch and watch Gossip Girl or Most Eligible Dallas.  

So today, I'm taking a personal challenge to start doing a little bit more for me each day.  Whether it's doing the New York Times crossword instead of reading US History articles during break or getting a Starbucks one morning just because, I'm going to do more to make my days fun.

I'm doing it for me.
When was the last time you said that?


{The Young Southern Prep}


  1. What a great post! I have felt this same way.. like my days are dominated by classes and schoolwork and that I never have any time for me. This morning I was so exhausted from studying last night that I slept in until 9.. didn't get to shower and felt terribly gross all day long. THIS never happens to me! I love that list.. I need to start making my days more fun.. perhaps by BLOGGING more!

  2. It happens! I PROMISE you will survive - try to remember that these are just one assignment, one test - they don't define the rest of your life, as much as you feel like they do. I'm working through the same thing lately, just trying to keep my head above water. Taking that personal time/day gives you a clear mind, refreshes you and lets you really focus when you come back and knock stuff out of the park! ...and with that, I'm going back to my macro lectures!

  3. I feel like we're twins! I'm also a high school junior and taking challenging courses. I ended up having to drop a class to make sure I could handle the workload and to get myself a free. I'd love it if we could email!! I'm Mackenzie, I wrote a guest post for you, I'm not sure if you remember me. I feel like I know you but your states away! If you lived in Seattle we would be fast friends! I hope you find yourself having more time for you! Tonight I finished my homework before 8:30, a miracle for sure! Hope you have a fabulous week!

  4. junior year was my hardest in high school! Don't worry girl you will get through it!!!


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