Monday, September 29, 2008

Change My Life Blogaday - Day Eight

2:42 AM - Sorta another one of those "I didn't try too hard to get to bed on time" kind of days.

But it was a good day. Sunday's are usually really good. Church was excellent. I went to a great fireside tonight with the stake presidency, it was cool. We heard from all of them and their wives. Their perspective was just so cool. It was very refreshing. Their lives are the way they are because they've been righteous guys that made good choices instead of doing stupid things. I loved that it had nothing to do with how they did in school. Doing well in school is great, but it's not the absolute most important thing. It was a happy message for me.

I have a calculus test tomorrow. I did my assignment tonight and spent some time studying. I made up my cool 3x5 index card. I'm really excited for this test. I'm excited to see what will actually be on it. And I'm really excited to see how I do. I feel pretty prepared. It's a cool chapter, and I feel like I understand the things that we've talked about. It's a big chunk of my grade, and I'm really happy to go find out what will happen. I want my score already, and I haven't even taken it.

I don't know why I get so excited for calculus tests. I remember the AP tests. They were glorious. I remember getting so psyched out for AP calc. I would always be singing those lines from "this is the moment"

this is the moment
my final test (my test)
destiny beckons,
I never reckoned second best

I'm excited to go take the test. I might get my butt kicked. Or I might ace it. I'm just really excited to find out, either way.

College has more homework than high school had. It requires more study time too. I'm pretty sure I still haven't accepted that fact. I probably should soon.

Okay, these past couple of days have been pretty good. I spent a little bit of time today discouraged and worried again, but the fireside really helped. I need to get back into fighting mode. I did a good job yesterday moving forward. I feel pretty good about how I did tonight with my homework and my church responsibilities. But it's late. I need to fight for progress tomorrow. I need to fight for sleep too. If I can have a moderately progressive day and get to bed early, dang, that'll be a big success.

So that's the goal. One hundred percent on homework (shouldn't be hard) and then bed by midnight. The real test will be the two hours I have between creative arts and my lab tomorrow. It's in the middle of the afternoon and it's so hard to stay awake. If I can spend that time being productive- in any fashion, it doesn't really matter how- I can count tomorrow a success because I'll just pass out by midnight.

Okay, not too much substance tonight. Sorry about that. I hope tomorrow is better. It was a good day though, and it felt good to understand my calc tonight. Today was good because I got to spend a lot of time with good people. Molly will probably write about being a tag-along, but it was good to have her with us tonight. I talked on the phone to a girl for a bit (ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh) and texted and messaged a little bit. Oh yeah, I'm a social butterfly alright. But the moral of the story is that it's nice to be together. Some of us are together geographically, and that's pretty cool. But even when we're not together geographically, it's nice to be there for each other and help take care of each other. It's important.

Banding together is a super cool thing. We had a good lesson on it today. I had a great lesson on it last night pushing the van. I like it. I should really do more of it.

It's time for bed friends. I hope that you're doing well. Good luck tomorrow! I'm excited to see how we all do. Here I go- trying to get better. Much love friends, goodnight~

1 comment:

Jaron Frost said...

I just found something on my Reader you might like. Bob Dylan said:

"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."