The Best of 2009 Blog Challenge
December 9 Challenge. Something that really made you grow this year. That made you go to your edge and then some. What made it the best challenge of the year for you?
I think school has been my biggest challenge this year. Going to school online was a great idea at first: no classes to attend, six months to get the work done at my own pace, no teachers forcing me to listen to their rhetoric... And after my first 6 months I knew how to get the work done, to pace myself, but just keep moving, finding my own additional resources on the internet when theirs were inadequate...
But I got lax in my 2nd term. I let too much time go by without doing the work. I wasn't making any real effort to learn the things I needed to know to pass the tests. And it showed. It took me ALL 3 times to pass my Earth & Space Science test, and the last one I had to pay for out of pocket. I spent the time between the last 2 times franticly trying to stuff more knowledge in my brain.
It worked. I passed. But not with the grade I wanted. Yeah grades don't count for a pass/fail class, but they do to me. I let myself down. And sadly, I feel like I am doing it again with this damn Chemistry. I let so much time go by, and now I am stuck cramming again, and feeling inadequate and dumb. But I'll pass. I always do.