I was looking through the big folder in my Documents called “Old” yesterday, and I happened across some rather old English homework from when I was fourteen (well okay, that’s only three years ago; it feels like a long time):
I remember spending more time on the design than the actual words back then, but it made me think. Do I have a little bit all to myself? No. I made a resolution last year that I should always try and be positive, but it just gets harder and harder! One of two things happens. I’ll start enjoying something, but then think ‘hang on, I shouldn’t be doing this; I have x and y and z to do for school!’ or just plain ‘I shouldn’t be doing this anyway’, and then it’s gone. That, or every time I start enjoying myself at something, it ends!
For what it’s worth, I don’t hate going to school or doing school work. I just resent the fact that all the people who talk to me about school concentrate on academic achievement as being the sole most important thing. I know they don’t think that, but it’s hard to convey because it’s just the way the world works nowadays. So I’ve decided that as well as trying to concentrate on pure academic achievement to get me to university, I’m also going to concentrate on getting out of the house, and showing everyone that they can just trust me.