Sunday, 29 October 2017

October Again

School has been incredibly demanding recently, and I've had to make a few sacrifices as I've tried to maintain a balance between work and life. 

This October, I've been thinking a lot about how important it is to find an equilibrium. I've had two weeks straight with three orals and about eight tests in total, and though the pressure isn't completely settling yet, it has finally started to slow down a bit so I wanted to find time to write a blog post. 

Lately, I've been busy with my school's Glee Club, musical rehearsals, Girl Guides and schoolwork itself. I've had to carve out specific blocks of time for myself so as to not have any mental breakdowns. I'm learning how important it is to say no sometimes and just take time to do something you enjoy. 

Also, I'm learning that schoolwork shouldn't be my number one priority always, not constantly.There is so much more to life than retaining information for a test or having perfect french grammar. I know schooling is important for getting a job in the future, but until I am actually able to take the classes I want to take and learn about the things I am truly interested in, I will not let my schooling interfere with my education (I got this from Mark Twain). 

I do have an amazing Human and Physical Geography class this year, however, and it has truly piqued  my interest and I feel like that might be something I may want to pursue one day. I am also taking Biology, and I've gotten to learn about the leaves that grow in the forest by my house, which has been extremely cool. 

My geography teacher went on a rant the other day about his idealistic views, and I've been thinking about that a lot as well. Imagine a world where people would be able to spend their lives pursuing their art, just creating and imagining. 

I spent a lot of October kind of down on the world, partly due to my own personal stress and dark thoughts, and partly due to just watching what has been going on in the world. However, now I feel like I've been filled with optimism and hope that will help me trudge on through to November. It's going to be okay. 



  1. I feel this so much, Oakstar. This was how I felt up until about a couple of weeks ago. Know that while life does through curveballs heavy as elephants that plant themselves just in your chest, it’s not going to last forever.

    And YES. Yes. I’m currently writing college apps and as I’m going through this process I’m just realizing how important it is to have breaks and just take care of your mental well-being because if you don’t, it does damage you in the long run which is bad. Not everything revolves around school, like you said. Some of the most important things we learn through friendship and comraderie and values, things a classroom can’t easiky teach us. I hope you have a better November. >.<

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    P.S. Just curious— have you seen Stranger Things 2 yet?

  2. Yes, it's so important to make time for yourself <3 Your health is the ultimate priority.
    I really dislike how high school is operated to be honest...It seems like people are forced to take the highest/hardest classes + get really good grades to boost up their gpa so that they can get into college...but in the end, the students have learned nothing about what they want to do with their lives nor any actual life skills.

  3. Sounds like a busy time! We all get so busy around this time of the year. I am overwhelmed about all the assignments I have XD Glad to catch up with you!

  4. It's really cool that you're enjoying your geography classes - unfortunately I'm not a big fan of my geography teacher which doesn't encourage my love for it:(

    And you are 102929% right when you said about understanding how important it is to take out some "you time" - it's really important to look after ourselves mentally.

    Lexie x