Wednesday, April 9, 2014

High school

High school. The two words that bring so much pressure into a teens life. Mainly because this is a whole new start to a whole new game. You have to act to cool, dress stylish, and fit in. Or that is what most kids think.

It’s not like that for me. It never was going to be. High school for me was just another step( I act cool and dress stylish all the time anyway lol). A big one, but not as big of a deal as it is for most public school kids. I don’t have to worry about looking perfect every day of the week, dating, populars, or fitting in with the crowd. I make my own God centered crowd, and anyone who doesn’t like me for who I am can leave. 

The work load did increase by like 50%! 
Because now were getting to the serious stuff, the things I do here and now will effect latter. My high school grade will affect where I go to collage and so on. 
Every day I spend most of the day doing school. That doen’t sound like news to a public school kid, but for me it was half day school, other half free time(1st grade- middle school). 
I do like my school and I’m getting pretty good grades so far. 
It’s still hard, then again no one ever said it was easy. As time has gone on I’ve gotten in to my routine, found what school work is best to do when, and what is harder for me.

Sometimes I have bad days where all the thing I try and learn swim in one ear and out the other, I get frustrated and have a hard time understanding the simplest instructions. On these days I give myself  a break and take the day off. I don’t do this a lot because one missed day can effect my whole week!  But it’s nice to be able to do it when I need to. 

I’m really proud that I have survived my freshman year. Almost. 
When I was younger I used to hate school especially math. 
I would get so upset with it and start yelling at the math and my mom, and I start to cry and scream that math wasn’t important and I didn’t need to learn it. Those days are gone mainly because I'm MUCH older and I switched my math curriculum to Teaching Textbooks (best math curriculum ever!) 
And now I have really good math grades usually higher than an 85, and I enjoy it! 

Life gets more and more complicated with every year, and some days I feel like I just can’t deal with it. I feel like if I read one more word from the Iliad, or attempt another science math problem, I will just shatter in to a million pieces or explode! But God, my family, and friends get me through. 

Really if I think about it my high school life is about ten times easier than the average public school kid. I can take a break when I need to, I don’ have to worry about fitting in, 
or bullies, etc...

So I thank the lord for my Homeschool High school blessing. =)


1 comment:

Beth Lapin said...

High school experiences are sooo alive in our memories. Just finished a discussion of Riding in Cars with Boys with the author -- for example.