Life

Today Sucked.. In a Sense.

My mood was fine today. I just felt great. But every situation I was in today ended up not so great.

My day started out with accidentally hitting the “Dismiss” button on my alarm rather than “Snooze.” I ended up sleeping in for three and a half extra hours. It didn’t matter too much, but there were things that I had wanted to get an early start on. So after I left the house I went to get the screen protector put on my phone at Future Shop, and I also bought a bright pink phone case for it. But when I was given my phone back it was a bit wet, and I took off the battery cover AND THE INSIDE OF IT WAS WET AS WELL. I freaked out a little bit, but then calmed myself down by telling myself that it wasn’t enough liquid to cause any damage (I hope.) Since I was at the mall, I also picked up a couple of little beauty essentials. But I won’t get into that.

After I was finished at the mall, I headed to class. Extremely anxious to get out of the rain. As I was walking through the school parking lot, a mighty gust of wind decided to blow its way along and tried to take my umbrella with it. Thankfully my umbrella is one tough customer and didn’t break. While I was in class my teacher told everyone to hand in a big assignment that I thought was due during our next class. Great. I’m not even close to finished. But more than half of the class didn’t even show up today, so I guess I’ll just stick it in the pile of work that gets handed in by them.

I left school early. I just wasn’t feeling right.

When I got home I turned the WJC semi-final game on. Canada was playing their most hated rival, Russia. We were down 5-1 when I tuned it. That was super heartbreaking to see. And as much as I want to say that I didn’t lose faith, I actually did. That was until the score was 6-3, then I was drawn back into the game. Three goals in half a period isn’t that far of a reach when the team that’s defensively on their toes is getting pretty nervous. Despite an amazing hard-fought third period, the boys fell short. That was tough to watch. Two years in a row. Here’s the goal summary for the third period:

I’m pretty sure every Canadian who watched the game is very proud of the way the boys fought in the third. But I guess there’s always next year.

Stay classy,
xo DP

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Life

I Wonder What Comes Next

My life lately has been nothing short of disappointing. Yep, I went there. Don’t get me wrong, work is great. I love what I do. But as for school, I’ve been slacking. I know that I can do better, but all I’m doing is what I HAVE to do, not what I know I CAN do. I can do so much more. I used to be the type of student who goes above and beyond what has been asked of me. Now all I do is what is asked of me. Actually, I haven’t even been doing some of what’s been asked of me. I missed a couple of classes, and in the school I’m in, one class is equivalent to a week in regular school. Yeah, it’s tough. I’m even paying to take these courses, and yet I don’t show up. I need to get my priorities straight!

First thing’s first, I need to fix my sleeping schedule. I literally will go to sleep at 6 or 7 AM, and wake up around 12 or 1 PM. Yeah, that’s definitely not good. The lack of sleep, or sleeping into the afternoon makes me crazy or just plain lazy! That’s something I definitely need to fix.

The second thing I need to do is catch up on some homework. Well, not really. I just need to go over my notes and make sure I know what I’m doing in my courses. Right now, I have no idea what is going on in my math class. Well I do, but I just haven’t grasped it yet. I’m getting there. Slowly, but surely. The saddest part is that my test is later tonight! Yay, I’m totes gonna ace it! Yeah, in my dreams. I also have a presentation tonight. That’s gonna be fun. I’m gonna be mumbling, starting everything with “Ummm…”, then ending everything with ” And, yeah..” Tonight’s classes shall be interesting!

Stay classy,
xo DP

Personal

Time Flies

When I was in high school I was really proud of myself. For the first few years I was that student who got good grades even though I didn’t have to try super hard. Taking in information just came easily to me. I was proud of myself because I totally could have slacked off, and left everything to the last minute. I never did that though. My work tactic was to complete everything as soon as possible, so I could make sure that if I didn’t understand something that I could look it up or ask for help.

In  my later years of high school, I started to slack off. None of it mattered to me anymore. I still processed information easily, so I did end up leaving everything to the last minute or not even doing it at all. I became disappointed in myself when other people started to point out that my grades were slipping. Otherwise I had just put it in the back of my mind. I was occupied with other things that I had thought were more important. Now that I’m older, and still don’t have a high school diploma yet, I realize that it was a mistake to think that I had more important things to do.

I’m pretty focused, and doing good in my classes. But I’m still in the transition period where I’m going from doing nothing to actually having a life. It feels really good.

Stay classy,
– DP

Personal

I have the worst attention span ever.

I seriously cannot pay attention to one task for more than ten minutes, and studies say that it takes an average ten to fifteen minutes to refocus after an interruption. For me, it takes way longer than that. Once I’m distracted, I’m gone.

I just demonstrated the perfect example of that. After I had typed out the first few sentences of this entry, I walked away from my laptop and started to remove the nail polish from my fingernails. But now I have refocused, and am attempting to get to the point of my entry. Which is… Something I have seemed to forgotten.

Oh, right. School. That’s what I was getting at. Since I’m currently on the path to earning my high school diploma, something that I have deprived myself of for a year and a half, I have been looking at post-secondary schools to attend. So far, I have found two schools that I’ve put at the top of my list. But I am still on the hunt. I still need to look at schools outside of this province, and maybe even outside of this country. I’ve yet to decide if I want to be far away from home. Most people know that I can get home sick, even though I love travelling and exploring places I’ve never been. I just can’t be away from home for a long period of time.

On a completely unrelated note, the left click button on my laptop’s track pad no longer works properly 😦

– DP