Summer’s coming to a close and it’s surreal to me how fast it’s gone by. From moving two days right after I finished all my finals, renovating and repainting, visiting family and friends occasionally, and starting this blog… I just can’t believe that school is starting again in only a matter of 15 days.
These past two and a half months were definitely a well deserved break from all the stress that came from the 10 months of pure almost non-stop productivity and busy-ness of student life. I’ve had plenty of time to rejuvenate, relax, and return to old interests that I barely had time to do before the break. Just like any other summer, I’ve learned a lot of things that I don’t necessarily obtain from sitting in a classroom. (But I’ll save those things for another entry 🙂 ) Somehow, these pieces of wisdom I’ve picked up lately have made me feel ready to start a new school year. It’s so strange how time plays games and makes it feel like I was only in the second grade yesterday. But I’ll admit that it’s a bit of a struggle to entertain the thought that I’m halfway through my high school journey. I make a list of goals I want to achieve in every new grade that I enter, and I’m thrilled to be sharing this year’s list with all of you:
GRADE 10 GOALS:
- Obtain a cumulative average of 95% (Honours With Distinction.)
- Get 1-2 Class Star Awards.
- To remember to honour the Lord in all I do. I know that this may sound vague, but returning glory and praise to the One who deserves it most in this world, is an extremely important thing for me. 🙂
- Read the Bible every morning before I go to school.
- Go to a Christian youth event with friends.
- Join this year’s mission team (again.) ❤ ❤ ❤
- Be able to organize chapels that will truly impact the hearts of the high school student body.
- Be able to organize events that emulate and spread the love of Christ within the high school community.
- Make 2 new friends in different grades.
- Become closer to people in my grade who are either new or barely an acquaintance at this point in time.
My measure of success is not based on whether I accomplish everything on this list or not. 🙂 This list is just a tool I use to keep myself motivated throughout the school year. As long as I know I worked hard, tried my best, have fun with friends, and have been able to witness God in one way or another, that’s what makes a good year, a good one. 🙂
I don’t know what this year holds for me yet. But I’m excited for this new beginning.