So, this summer my mom brought up the idea of me graduating early. I neer really realized it was a possibility, but I ran with the though. I thought LOOOONG and hard about it and prayed about it. I began to have a passion for this. See, to me-its not ‘just school’. I LOVE learning (esp history!) and I take my education VERY seriously. So, my mom said she would think about it and talk to my dad. Well, last night-they FINALLY talked and they decided that I CAN do this! I was SO happy and SO thankful. AH! So, this year, I will be a SENIOR! AWESOME. ’09 BABY! So, i’m really happy and excited-but, I know this takes a lot of self-motivation, determination and effort. I will be taking English, Lit, worldview, bible, latin 2, 1/3 of a credit for geometry, chemistry and in the spring I’ll be taking Eng 101 @ the community college since I need 2 credits in one year. So during the spring I will be doing 2 english classes @ the same time. I am also writing a research paper on knees for my health credit that I need another 1/4 for. It will be a hard year, esp since we’re studying the ancient times and that is my least favorite time period to study.
The toughest thing about this year is that I wont have the extra year to study for my SAT’s. Once I graduate-SAT’s don’t count anymore. So, I can take them mulitiple times and I’ve taken the PSAT’s two times, but still. This year my social activity will be limited. My only commitment @ this point is church stuff (Sundays, Caregroup, etc). I’ll also be finishing the book Trusting God in the book study so I’ll have that. My weekends will now be spent at HOME, studying for SAT’s or whatever needs to be done that week rather then going out ALL the time. I am in the mindset that I will have a limited social life though so I’ll be fine. I have two goals for school:
1)Get excellent grades and
2) Do well on the SAT’s.
THat’s it. I have other spiritual goals, but those are the two things i am focusing on for school. Since starting Highschool I haven’t been one who is okay with getting and grade lower than a B or even a low B isn’t okay to me. I have to push myself VERY hard to get the grades-but it is well worth it. I also will most-likely be going to an out of state college, so I will need to get scholarships because I refuse to come out of college in debt-I have that already set in my mind-no college debt. If I stay instate, I will mostlikely not have to pay anything because of financial aid-but because I’ll probably be going out of state-I need the grades.
Anyway, I’m pretty ecstatic.