Returning to School

My July school holidays have come to a sad end. The two weeks flew by so quickly so now I unfortunately have to go back to school. It kind of sucks. I was meant to do a post at the start of the holidays about my goals for these two weeks but I sort of forgot… I am really good at this (please note sarcasm).

My biggest goal for these holidays was to finish crocheting a blanket that I had been working on for a while. I have spent to solid weeks working on it and I can see the end in sight. As of now, I am not yet finished but give it another week or so and it will be. Even though I haven’t finished, I am happy with my work because I know that I am capable of finishing. I am looking forward to the day when my blanket is finally finished.

Something I was looking forward to these holidays was watch Wimbledon. I am a Andy Murray supporter so I had high hopes for this years tournament. Unfortunately, injury got the better of him so he wasn’t able to progress. Congrats to Federer though. I didn’t think he still had it in him. Maybe next year will be Murray’s year.

Do I want to go back to school? Not really. Do I have to go back to school? Apparently so. You have to push through things that you don’t like so that one day it will be over. At least tomorrow EXO is having their comeback. There is something to look forward to.

I hope you have a nice day and that the universe will look kindly upon you.

Cya later Skittle Skater 💫

Rambling: Time Zones, Exams, K-POP

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 💫

 

Back from Hiatus

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 💫

Forever Young

16, eh? This is the first time that a birthday has actually changed me or made me feel older. In the 4 days since my birthday, I have got my L’s. It was at this moment that I noticed how fast my childhood was slipping away from me. I have always been more sensitive to most about these kind of things but this suprised me. I mean, driving a car is not something a child does. It is an adult activity; something kids dream about for their first 16 years.

Most teenagers don’t realise how lucky we have it. We don’t pay rent, we have a reliable routine, we are forced to see our friends everyday; our crushes everyday (unless you’re like me and picks someone who goes and moves 3 hours away from you), we have no real responsibilities. Sure, getting out of school and moving on to more exciting projects is fun and enjoyable, but is it all really that bad? 

Now, I am not saying that I love school and want to stay there (as a student), or that I want to live with my parents forever. I am just saying that being a teenager is nice. To be young and healthy, and to afford to be a little careless is something that I wish I could experience forever. I hope that when I am an adult that I am able to connect with myself like I do at 16. I want to be able to remember my childhood and to recreate those feelings.

 To be completely honest, I am scared about the next stage of my life. Even though I am what I want to do, executing it is the part that scares me. Everything is going to change. My friends are all planning to attend different universities, I will move out of home, I will get a job and have to solely depend on myself. The next 18 months are going to fly by so quickly that I’m not sure if I am going to be able to keep up. 

Cya later Skittle Skater 💫

(I started rambling, sorry) 

Intro Into My Life

Hey, everyone. So it has been 3 days since I last checked in and not much really has happened. I went to school, came home and did homework till I was told to go to bed, and then read for the following 2-3 hours. Pretty boring, really. In Western Australia, we had our state election, with our premier of 8 and a half years getting kicked out to the opposing party. Autumn kicked in (not that Summer ever really was here) and it has been raining for the past few days, on and off. Walking home today, I got splashed by a car driving into a puddle. My friend had got out of the danger zone and ‘forgot’ to warn me. Now, I have never gotten splashed before, having only seen it happen in movies and TV shows, so it was unexpected. (Just wanted to mention how good ‘Stay With Me’ by Chanyeol and Punch is!)

Matilda

Next week is pretty exciting, though. Next Wednesday, it will be my 16th birthday. I feel so old, knowing that I can get my L-plates, am legally old enough to have sex, and am 2 years away for my 18th. For the day, my parents are pulling me out of school (for the first time) and am taking me to see a production of Matilda, originally written by Roald Dahl. I am so excited because Matilda is my book. Today, I found out some unsettling news. Apparently the Literature class is going on an excursion to see it on the same day, same time, as me. Now, I have some interesting relationships with a couple members of the Lit class. An example is an on/off friendship with this guy who I have know since Year 5. I just have to find a way to avoid the entire class, who will luckily (for me) be pretty noticeable in their school uniforms. They get to go backstage, though. Not too happy about that. Also on my birthday, the school has planned a free dress day. Not a themed dress day, but a FREE dress day. They seriously had to pick the one day, the one birthday, that I am not attending.

Cya later Skittle Skater 💫

Struggling Through Procrastination

School has finished and I am patiently waiting for my friend to finish her audition for the upcoming school production so we can walk home. I am sort of dreading going home because I have an English essay to finish for tomorrow. I will let you in on a secret… I have barely started. I know, I know. ‘Why are you doing this instead?’, ‘Get to work, lazy butt!’ I swear I have tried to work on it but it is just so boring. I have this amazing ability to find a way around everything. It takes a certain skill set but it is easy to achieve with practice.

Procrastination has become easier over the years with the creation of the internet, making special mention to YouTube and Spotify. As I am writing this, I have Lotto by EXO playing in my ears, and I am trying to resist the urge to dance. As I can’t dance and am still at school with the teachers walking around me, it would be quite embarrassing. And on comes MAMA the EXO-K version. Love this song… ANYWAY, as I was saying it is easier to become distracted nowadays.

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So it is now a few hours later and while I have made progress on my English essay, I still can’t be bothered to do it. I mean, it apparently has to be 1000 words and I am going to struggle to get to 700. Has anyone read The Boat by Nam Le? I preferred Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden from last year. Oh well, it will be over soon. My essay on the other hand…. even Ailee can’t encourage me today. Tomorrow morning will be quite stressful, I reckon. I don’t recommend to anyone to leave an essay to the last minute, even if it is dead boring and you would rather light yourself on fire than think about it. It is a bad habit that I wish to change, but English just isn’t helping.

I have put up the link to a lovely little video that will help in your procrastination process.

Cya later Skittle Skater 💫

MAMA by EXO-K