I was sort of sick for the first week of this month, as I had a sore throat and runny nose. It was bound to happen, as it usually does once or twice a year. Still, it can feel quite frustrating, like you want to explode. Eventually, it subsided, though. Also, just when I was getting used to braces, they put larger wires in and made me wear rubber bands. It hurt for a couple days, but I adjusted. Taking care of yourself is a tedious task that never really ceases until you die.
This month, two annual things happened - my brother had his thirteenth birthday and we celebrated Chinese New Year. Also, I went on a field trip, which doesn't happen often.
Life has been a lot busier this year, with advanced classes, driving lessons, and volunteer work. In the end, though, it'll be worth it. While I can't wait for the calm of breaks, summer, and even next year, I also partially want this life to continue forever because it seems simple compared to adulthood. However, there are perks to being older. It's just all so conflicting, and time will tell, I suppose.
Although I know I can make decent grades in my classes, I hope I can score well on the tests at the end of the year that will determine if I receive college credit. Otherwise, the classes will almost have been for naught. Overall, I've gotten used to this school year, but that doesn't necessarily mean I like it. On the other hand, I already chose my classes for next year - AP Calculus, AP Spanish IV, Forensics, Computer Technician, and Art III.
Speaking of art, I think I might not pursue that career. I've just lost so much of the passion for it, and it's a risky job. However, I must now consider what path is right for me. Art will always be a part of me, but for now, I think it should be suppressed, and not forced. Perhaps I'll go into a STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) career, as those are things I could be good at.
As for driving, I've completed all of the hours with my instructor, and know how to drive to an extent. It surprised me that I did learn, as I felt hopeless just a few months ago. Now, I just have to get better while completing thirty extra hours with my parents (which is gonna take awhile because they're busy) so I can pass my driver's test when I'm eligible to take it in June. I'll be seventeen, then ...
This year is the first year that I've really done any volunteer work. The main problem with it is my shyness, and I curse myself for it, as it is mostly my fault. It's kind of worse being with acquaintances you've known forever that don't talk to you than being with strangers who don't.
I finally saw The Hunger Games when it aired on ABC one Sunday. It blew my mind and made me fall in love with it once again. Since I don't watch many movies (although I do watch countless shows), when I do watch one, it stays with me for awhile, esp. if it's good.
It snowed, and we got two days off from school (which we'll just have to make up later). That was a nice surprise, though, as snow is not that common around here. While it was beautiful and interesting, it did cause some confusion.
When I have free time with no homework or current shows to catch up on, I realize how I'm useless. My life basically revolves around school, the computer, and television.