Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My hopes for the upcoming school year

 With the new school year approaching very quickly, I decided to make a list of my hopes for this school year. School has always sort of been a difficult thing for me. I've changed how I educate myself so many times.
First, I was homeschooled. I've been homeschooled my whole life until I was 11. When I was 11 we moved from a small town farm to a huge city. I began to see all the possibilities that would be opening up for me.
I was enrolled in a small private Catholic school, and at first I enjoyed it. But, that wore off when I found out how cruel my teacher was. I was failing in all my classes, which is NOT a normal thing for me. I got 5 F's when I was there.
 So, my parents took me out of the school and my mother started homeschooling me again. I was enjoying it, but I didn't have the same spark for learning as before. I felt lonely, looking at all the things my brother did with his school friends. I felt lost, and alone, and I didn't even want to go to college (That's a big shocker for me!).

So, my parents enrolled me in another private, Catholic parish school. It was a lot bigger, and the teachers there WANTED you to learn. They wanted you to do the very best you can do.
I enjoyed it so much, and I can't wait to go back for my last year. I intend to work out the kinks of going there, though.
Wherever anyone goes, there will be bullies, different people, rude people, crude people, and overall snotty people, but I have learned to just deal with them as much as you can.

Now, instead of failing 6th grade, I passed 7th grade with flying colors! All A's except one B! (And, that was in Math, which I know I'm dreadful at.)

So, after that little prologue, here are my hopes for the upcoming school year:

1. I want to get a scholarship to a local high school: This will be my biggest hope. I'm praying, and praying! A scholarship would boost my confidence, and help my education so much!

2. I hope that I make my school a pro-life enviroment: Yes, it's a Catholic school, and yes, they do try to have a Catholic influence on people. But, the kids there don't even know what abortion is! Thankfully, I have been educated on the matter when I was a little princess, but it hurts me to know some people don't know what being Pro-Life means. So, I am going to educate them the best I can, and ensure that the education continues when I move on from the school.

3. I want to not get sucked into drama: I have changed A LOT over the summer. I've become smarter, and closer to God, and I know I will put that into action this school year. I will not give in to the other kids' drama. It's not worth my time.

And, that pretty much sums everything up! I really, really, hope I pass 8th grade successfully.

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