Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for hard work. I understand school is super stressful (it’s week 4 and I already feel like I’m drowning in assessments, hence the lack of posts) and with work, hobbies and activities outside of school taking time out to breathe might not be at the top of your priority list.
I’ve been thinking a bit lately and I’m halfway through high school. I was home-schooled all through primary, so honestly I’m halfway through school, full stop. That might come as a relief for some but it really stressed me out. I probably won’t see 90% of the people in my class again after we graduate. It was a bit of a sobering thought, and it’s shuffled my priorities and changed my thinking a bit. When you realise you’re not going to see that sometimes annoyingly chatty person in maths ever again in 2 and a bit short years, it makes it a hell of a lot easier to chill out and cut them some slack. I enjoy school for the most part, and I’ll miss being shoved in a room with 20 people my age every day.
We’ve all got a lot going on – my pals and I were just talking today about how stressful it is to be working to save money on top of trying to do well in school. It’s a but deal, but I still hold to the fact that school has a place in life and that place is not literally everywhere, invading your every thought.
Basically what I think I’m trying to say is that we could all do with setting up some good habits and getting school work done early so we can actually get out and live life a little bit. School isn’t all bad, and focusing more on the positives makes everything a lot easier. I think a lot about the future, what I want to have, do, be and achieve. The first step for me is to balance everything. Not perfectly, but to do my best. For me, this has meant getting school stuff done early and using a planner, allowing me to go out and do things I actually enjoy or learn from, like:
- helping my brother with his maths homework
- watching the news
- playing around with an instrument
- writing a blog post
- making a vision board
- catching up for smoothies with friends
- chatting with people that make me feel better about life
The bottom line is that I’m a very driven person, but I don’t want to waste away some of the best years of my life worrying about homework. Prioritise, get your stuff done, do your best and then go do something else. I believe in y’all.