so i started summer school last week.

Wow, I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I forgot that since instructors have to fit a semester’s worth of work into 6 weeks, the workload is overwhelming! Oh well, hopefully I can manage. The first week is always a little stressful because you have to find a routine that works for you. On the bright side, now there are only 5 weeks left! 😛 This summer is going by so quickly, before I know it, it’ll be August. Then I have to starrt actual school! 😛 So much for a break, but that’s okay. I think it’s good to stay busy…just as long as its manageable. Haha

On another note, I am super excited to start filming my short! We’re looking at the beginning of August. *fingers crossed* I can’t believe we’re going through with this. I am beyond thrilled and I can’t wait to see how everything turns out. :’) This is a huge deal for me.

-beautifuldarkmystery

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straight a’s.

So I got the rest of my grades in…3.9 for both semesters. So close to having a 4.0, but that just means I have to work a little harder next year. Even though I came up a little short, I’m very proud of myself. I’ve never been the one to get straight A’s. This year, I proved to myself that I can.

This year wasn’t about taking the easy way out either. I took some of the hardest classes in my major, as well as extra units that I didn’t need. What am I saying? Never doubt yourself. Sure, some of us have to work a little harder for grades, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You just have to be willing to put in the work.

made the dean’s list.

So today, I found out I made the Dean’s List at my university. I couldn’t be happier and words can’t express how elated I am. For some reason, I’ve always doubted my academic abilities. I never was a great test taker (I’m still not all that great), I’ve always compared myself to my sister, who got 4.0s all throughout high school, and all of that just lowered my confidence and self-esteem.

However, since I began college, I’ve worked harder than ever. I achieved my first 4.0 last semester and this semester, I am being recognized as a Dean’s Scholar in the College of Humanities & Arts. Wow, this is amazing. To tell you the truth, this made my week…this made up for the last two terrible weeks I’ve had. I am so proud of myself for never giving up and really proving that I AM intelligent and I don’t give myself enough credit sometimes.

The convocation will be held at the end of April and my parents are so excited to attend. Receiving this honor only makes me want to work that much harder. There’s another honor higher than the Dean’s List, which is given to students who achieve a 4.0 for two consecutive semesters. I still have time to try and achieve it.

In high school, I was probably a B average student. In college, I’ve noticed my GPA has actually increased, which I think says a lot. In addition, ever since I was in elementary school, I’ve always had my dad’s help with my homework and studies. When I got to college, I became more independent and didn’t need that help. That being said, I feel this is an extremely special accomplishment because I know I did this all on my own.

But overall, my study habits are improving, I’m becoming more responsible, and I’m really becoming an adult. I realize that going to college is a PRIVILEGE. It’s also a privilege that costs a lot of money that I’m lucky my parents are able to afford. I don’t take any of this for granted. So of course, I’m going to take my studies seriously. Coming into college three years ago, I was overwhelmed. I didn’t know what to expect and I slightly struggled academically as I made the transition. However, it’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. Sometimes we all need that little push of motivation and inspiration and for me, this was it. This is a great incentive for me to push myself even more to do well academically.

-beautifuldarkmystery