Thursday, September 10, 2009

School, Sports, Extracurriculars, Oh My!

Wow. So. It's been a little while since my last post. Lemme tell you why. Seven hours of my day are now occupied by school. After school, I usually have to do something for Student Council. Whether it be typing up the Concession Stand schedule or restocking the refrigerator, I usually don't leave school right away. Then, I have Volleyball and Football games to run concessions. And I have a boyfriend whose soccer games are all away. Then, I have homework. Whew. What a work out. And talk about stress!

Life is not easy for a full time student. I don't know when I'm going to have time to fill out applications for a weekend job. I don't know when I'm going to have time for me. There's so much stuff to do! So many advanced concepts we will never use to forced into our brains! And chores to be done! Let me catch my breath!

Teenagers are being asked to do so much these days. I'll be honest. I sometimes feel extremely overworked. People expect our lives to be a breeze. We're living at home, our parents pay for our food and cars and all sorts of other things, we have no cares in the world. Uhm. I think not. As a junior taking a lot of advanced courses, I can tell you, it's hard enough just keeping up with homework at times. And now our parents are pushing us to do chores and be more responsible and do better in school... Lemme ask you this. At what age did you take physics? Have you even heard of a chi-square? Dónde están mis pantalones? Alright. So that last one didn't have much to do with anything. But I think you get my point.

Now throw in some hormones and the emotional rollercoaster that is being a teenager. Talk about anarchy. How do you expect us to function under this kind of pressure? Wait. Allow me to rephrase. How do you expect us to go above and beyond under that kind of pressure?

All I'm saying is, instead of locking your teen in their room to study all night for that giant biology test that's gonna turn out to be super easy, give 'em a break. Let them watch a little tv, get a snack. Doing nothing but studying for hours on end is gonna do nothing but melt our brains.

Well. I'm off to finish the twenty-two problems I have left for my geometry review before my test tomorrow. Maybe, if you're really really lucky, I'll finish everything in time to get another post up tonight.


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