“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti
I think this quote sums up my past two weeks. So, I had my Year 11 ATAR exams during the past two weeks and I have already gotten my results back. I passed all of them! I did not think I had, especially my Japanese but as it turns out, all of my hard work has paid off.
I believe that if you want something badly enough that you will do everything in your ability to achieve it. A good example of this is my exams. I have never been good at exams, with me failing a couple last year. One of my goals for this year was to improve my study techniques and exam-taking skills. From Day 1, I have been putting in about 4 hours a night on school nights, and 6-8 hours on the weekend into my study. This was a huge jump for me as I was previously doing 1 hour a night and a couple on the weekend. I think that by passing all of my exams, and passing all of my classes (surprisingly) that I am doing the right thing for me. I needed the will to actually sit down and do the work, and I think that I now have it.
I have a lot of goals for this year and am on my way to achieving them. I believe that having goals are important because they give you the motivation to live life and to make use of your day. Hopefully, I can achieve as many possible before the year is up so that this year would actually mean something. I am so close to finishing my crochet blanket, understanding the content that I am supposed to in Japanese, and I am doing well in my classes. So far, this year is going the way I wanted.
I hope that everyone is where they want to be at almost half-way in the year and is happy with it. Good luck with your goals and the motivation to achieve them.
See ya later Skittle Skater 💫
Good morning, good afternoon, good night.
I find time zones fascinating and annoying at the same time. One of my best friends lives in the USA and I am in Australia, so when I am available to talk, he is heading to bed. It is quite frustrating.
I actually have no idea where this post is headed. I had my first of 6 Year 11 ATAR exams today and my brain is fried. It was English so I literally just had to write for 3 hours straight. I think (well, my accurately, hope) that I did okay. We will find out in a couple of weeks. I have Don’t Wanna Cry by SEVENTEEN on in the background so I am not really thinking about my exam that I have tomorrow.
For me the first exam is always the worst. I panic and freak out because I don’t really know what to expect. I think I will be a bit more composed tomorrow morning than I was today. The good think about these exams is that I get a lot of time off school. I had all of yesterday, this afternoon, the rest of the day after the morning exam, and two days next week. So really, I will only have one proper day of school in two weeks. It is reasonable compensation for having to sit through 6 3-hour long exams.
On to other news, BTS’s MV for “Not Today” has surpassed 100 Million views! Congrats! Next job is “Spring Day”. As I enjoy both songs, this is welcome news to my ears. And has anyone listened/watched ASTRO’s new song “Baby”? I love it! I am also anticipating Pentagon’s comeback in a few days. So much new music to listen to.
So, I think I am going to stop now while I can. This post had no real theme. I guess that is what happens when you just click ‘write’.
I will see you soon.
Cya later Skittle Skater 💫
Been absent for a while… School has been hectic. I have two exams this week, then four the week after. I have had to do so much prep that it is starting to drive me insane. Yesterday, I just had to get out of the house so I went on a walk. I ended up at the lake a couple of kilometers from my house. It is where I tend to end up so it has, by default, become my ‘thinking place’. It is a beautiful place, so I will post a picture with this entry. For me, it is the perfect place just to think and calm down. To take a step back and appreciate the things we take for granted.
If you have read my previous posts, then you would be aware that I listen to a lot of Kpop music. Yep, still doing that. A few weeks ago, my Dad asked why I listened to it when I didn’t know what they were saying. I replied with I have no idea what half the songs on the radio are saying so what is the difference? For me, ‘I Need U’ by BTS is the perfect song for when I am thinking about what the hell I am doing with my life. Whenever I listen to it, the MV is running through my head, and it causes me to think if I am content with my life. It was a song that was played while I was sitting at the lake.
I am sorry to myself that I let it get to two and a half months between posts. I struggle to hold a hobby for more than a few weeks and this is one of them. I will try to be more consistent and to just write rather than post for just the sake of it. I will rambling and possibly at times not make a whole lot of sense, but I will continue to write. I don’t really mind if no one reads or takes in anything I say because this is for me rather than them. My goal in life is to learn and teach so anyone that comes along for the ride is welcome to join.
Probably should stop procrastinating now and get back to studying.
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Cya later Skittle Skater 💫