Saturday, April 4, 2009

Evaluation on 2009's School Spring Break

Spring break. It's a time for kids to relax, sleep in, hang out with friends, have time to talk on the phone, to check your myspaces/facebooks, and just time to do everything you've missed out on. School breaks/vacations are always exciting for students & staff members, because it gives you the opportunity to do things you couldn't do on school days. Well, spring break lasts one week, and it started last saturday. This will be my first spring break in high school. How exciting. [Not, ha.] Anyways, during spring break I can gurantee you that a lot of kids will procastinate and slack off when it comes to homework. Why? Because they think that they will have all the time in the world, when really.... when one is having so much fun, time seems to fly by faster than you think. Overall, spring break is just very enlightening & delightful to students, obviously because there's NO SCHOOL! (: I just hope everyone uses the time we have this week wisely.

If I would have to rank this year's spring break from a scale 1-10, it would have to be around a 4 or 5. Why do I say this? Well, actually all of my breaks this year haven't turned out like what I expected, nor have they been relaxing. Sadly, breaks to me are no longer considered weeks of relaxation, hanging out, or free time. Instead, they're a time for catching up on activities, making up for lessons, doing homework, and eventually sleeping in. The only thing that really satisfies me this spring break is the fact that I will be getting a lot of sleep. Before I start getting to anything big, I'm going to warn my readers that this post will basically include a lot of my complaints about spring break. Hopefully, you can endure my incredibly long, boring, and painful rants.

So.... before spring break starts, most people exchange ideas and plans for what they want to do over break with their friends. They talk about what movie they'll watch, when they'll go shopping, or "chill." Well, I on the other hand have something different in store for me. So if you're curious, you'll be wondering, what exactly am I doing this spring break? 4 words: a lot of things. Complaint # 1: My piano teacher expects me to finish a huge, advanced piece just in one week of this spring break. We started working on the piece before, but things were pretty slow because I was busy with other things. Problem is, even though I'm on break now, I really don't know how I'm going to do this. This piece is incredibly difficult in so many ways, and I'm so depressed that I have to cram all this practicing in. Sadly, I can't even take my teacher's words lightly because she believes I can do this, so I can't let her down, or dissapoint myself. So much pressure, this sucks. :( But at least I don't have any violin lessons & byso rehearsals in bellevue this spring break, so I'm very, very, very happy! Next several complaints [skip this, and go to the next complaint if this part bores you]: Well, here's just a basic idea of my schedule: Last saturday: piano lesson, string quartet rehearsal, extra hours of piano & violin [because my private teachers are giving me more pieces to work on since it's break], & hw. Sunday: Church, piano & violin practice, and hw. Monday: Piano & violin practice, IRP group meeting, hw. Tuesday & Wednesday: Piano & violin practice, homework, IRP group meeting, and String Quartet rehearsal at 6 PM & 7 AM. Thursday: piano & violin practice, homework, and String Quartet coaching @ Seattle University 2:00 PM. Friday: Piano & violin practice, and homework. Saturday: piano lesson, instrument practicing, homework, String Quartet rehearsal, [maybe] IRP meeting. Sunday: hw, instrument practicing, church. Next complaint: Sigh... I really don't like how I have to include my instrument practicing on my schedule since it should already be an everyday thing. Darn these time-consuming pieces! Now I have more things to do. :// Well, I could rant and complain forever, but I think I should stop here for the reader's sake. As for me, it's actually helping me relieve my stress, ha.

Sigh... well look on the bright side. At least I don't have to go to school. Last Complaint: But then, I'm pretty sure I won't be able to talk on the phone often with my friends or hang out with them this week. Sorry guys. So overall.... this spring break won't be a time for me to lazy or relax 24/7, but it'll be more of a productive, work week. Oh well, it feels good to get things done. I'll feel accomplished, haha. Wish me luck guys! I'll try to stay positive, and realize how I should take advantage of the time I have. This spring isn't that bad, at least I can still catch up on some sleep! Hope everyone has a great spring break! You guys deserve a break after all the projects we've been getting lately, phew.

1 comment:

Walker said...

You know we don't have to do evaluations anymore right?