Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Funday: July 13/14

Image Credit: Leo Hidalgo
Hi there! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a pretty good week. I thought that summer school would feel really long and tiring, but it surprisingly went by really, really fast. Like I can’t quite believe that it’s already the weekend, even if today is its last day. I don’t know if I’m really happy I got the break or not because at this point, I almost just want to go to summer school everyday so I can get it done and over with.

But that’s probably just me.

The days are pretty tiring, and I guess it’s because I don’t get home until about 5 and have to be in school, like learning an extra hour per day, but I’m comforted by the fact that it’ll all be worth it in the end. Besides, I get to see my best friends everyday even if they aren’t in the same class as me and that hadn’t happened all year, so it really is worth it. While I’m incredibly happy at my high school right now, but I can’t help but miss the old people, you know? The past week and a bit has been really great for that and I’m really glad.

What I’m learning at summer school is pretty interesting, though. Okay, Civics is dull, there’s no question about it, but learning how the government works and all that is important, so I’m not going to complain about that. It’s really the Careers course where you learn about yourself, future careers, etc. and they “prepare” you for the future that I get really excited about.

So far, we’ve done extensive personality tests and learned about future careers that would suit us after answering like over a hundred questions. The test wasn’t that accurate, but it got the basic gist of what I wanted to do with my future. My first two choices were so weird, though – it told me that I should either be an activist or a communications specialist. But further down the list, I got things that I was actually interested in like becoming an art director or image consultant (kind of like a publicist), and right at number 15, I got fashion designer. I was pretty happy that the career that I actually wanted to pursue showed up on the list.

Then, we’re supposed to pick a career that we were interested in and basically make a presentation about it and I’m really, really excited about it. The presentation’s tomorrow (everything is really fast-paced at summer school because the curriculum normally taught in half a school year is being presented to you in fifteen days) and I just can’t wait to get up in front of the class and just ramble on (well, not actually) about my career of choice.

Which, if you couldn’t already tell, is a fashion designer.

School aside, I haven’t gotten to do much this week. I caught up with Pretty Little Liars and it’s actually starting to look like a good season, especially with the 100th episode. Obviously, it’s PLL, so they drop twenty million red herrings for the fans to go berserk over and then they’ll have a crazy plot twist that will make no sense in the finale, but it’s moving along and (spoiler alert!) with Alison back in town and back at Rosewood High, things are definitely getting more interesting.

But that doesn’t stop me from getting annoyed at how unrealistic the show is and how stupidly the girls (except for Spencer the majority of the time) act a lot of the time. My math teacher told us never to put ourselves in a situation where our integrity could be questioned (ie. innocently sharing an eraser during a test) and the Liars should really take heed of that advice.

I also haven’t been to the gym as often as I would’ve liked to. I usually brought my gym bag with me and went right after school so I wouldn’t really have a choice to go home and slack off. But now, due to some transportation complications, I can’t go right after school and it’s not even that I’m slacking off – I’ll just be completely beat by the time my mom comes to pick me up and might even fall asleep on the ride home.

And nobody really wants to work out right after waking up from a nap.

Speaking of working out, I might be starting to go with my friends soon, which is really, really exciting for me. Most of my friends actually got summer memberships to the gym, so we can all go together now, which will just be awesome. Sometimes, working out alone can get a bit dull, so going to a class or something with a friend is going to be a nice change. And I know I’ve said “really, really excited/exciting/other positive word” a lot, but it’s because I’m feeling really inspired with my life right now and have been for a while now and it’s a really great feeling.

Yesterday, I went to a friend’s birthday party which was pretty great. She’s someone I just met this year at school and is absolutely hilarious with the craziest and prettiest curly hair I’ve ever seen. We were celebrating her fifteenth and it was just a really fun and intimate gathering (okay that made me sound like an old lady) complete with pizza, cake, a movie, and a good old game of Mafia. Actually, no, that’s a lie. We must’ve played at least ten rounds, but it was fun nonetheless.

That pretty much sums up my week, except I wrote a bit for Camp NaNoWriMo here and there and also kept up with the World Cup. Speaking of which, the final is today and while I’m not cheering for anyone in particular, I’m excited to watch it and I hope you will be, too.

What are you learning in summer school right now? What's your workout schedule like for the summer? Have you been catching up with Pretty Little Liars? Leave your comments below!

Thank you so much for reading!
- J

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