I guess we could start with news before we do updates, huh?
This summer, I'm going to be awfully busy. Not only am I picking up the same job I had last summer (Working at Greenwood concession stand--come visit me if you want!), but I'm also doing a ton of traveling. I'm going to spend about a week shortly after the beginning of the summer vacation in Boston/Marblehead with my darling and beautiful angel Ms. Emily.
|From last summer. Pardon my stoned expression|
Also, this will be the first time that I've seen Emily since last summer, around the same time (early-to-late June) and she's been my friend since we were wee little kindergarteners.
She's coming back to Minnesota with me afterwards and she'll be spending a week in our marvelous and cold state before returning to her new home in the east coast.
Then I have, literally, five days of free time (if you can even call it that. I'll probably be working often throughout those days) before I get back on an airplane, this time to cross the Atlantic.
I'm going to the British Isles this summer on July 4th for nineteen days. I'm insanely excited as this will be my second time being in Europe. Last spring break, as some of you who have read my blog for long enough would know, I went to Scotland and Northern England. It's going to be awesome this time around because I'll get to go over to the whole island of Ireland and Southern England. I have been prepping for this trip for a couple of months now and I can't wait to actually see it come to fruition.
|Me with my Scottish boyfriend|
Also, unlike in Amsterdam, there are no classy weed brownies casually hanging out in the British Isles (I'm totally kidding, y'all).
I come home later in July and the majority of my August is thankfully relaxed, especially as I have a sinking suspicion that my hook up was unable to sneak me into the Target Center's internships, which is totally fine; I had prepared myself for that.
Still, I haven't heard a definitive answer from her so there's always hope!
Somehow, I have managed to maintain an A in both of my English classes this semester. Math is a little rougher, with, I believe, a C+.
My math teacher is god awful. She doesn't teach us; she doesn't make herself available for questions on homework. I honestly don't understand how she hasn't been fired because her pass rate must be abysmal.
TAing is going well, but that's unsurprising as I love both chemistry and my teacher. At least I have managed to not burn a hole through a finger with concentrated acid.
I scored a 30 on my ACT (32-English, 32-Reading, 22-Math, 32-Science, 8-Writing) and, to be honest, I am really unsatisfied with that score. I know it was my first time and I know that I forgot my calculator for the math portion but my PLAN test scores from sophomore year predicted that I would get a 32 and I won't be content with my score until I get that. I blame the kind of schools that I've been to. They all put so much stress on being absolutely perfect and leagues above average that it's become hard for me to accept anything less than perfect.
Hell, I get one question wrong on my Grammar test and score a 97/100 (a score the rest of my class would sell an arm and leg for) and I get mad at myself. I have yet to score a perfect. While other kids played with coloring books growing up, I was sentence diagraming!
I have this huge intelligence complex because I grew up being told that I was good at everything to do with school and the grades to prove it.
It's hard to struggle academically when so much is expected out of you.
Wow, that turned into a rant I didn't intend for.
But, I think that's all I have for today. I'll hope to update more early next week.