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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2019, 06:42:24 pm »
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What a week! It was extremely intense, but I really enjoyed it!

MY WEEK
Monday
- I had community service in the afternoon, my last session for the year. I got to spend lots of time with the kids and I was invited back to do some extra stuff there in my free time if I feel like it.
- I felt fairly productive today.

Tuesday
- I was at school all day. (A first for the term!)
- I had a rehearsal for the school production after school.

Wednesday
- Once again, I spent a whole day at school.
- I managed to catch up on everything that I was behind in.
- Had a very long-overdue dentist appointment.
- In terms of getting things done and being productive, I gave myself 10/10.

Thursday
- It was Founders Day at school! (AKA. the best day of the year!) It was fantastic because we didn't have any classes. There was really good food that you could get at lunch and it ended with the House Spirit assembly, where my friend and I were on the trivia team.
- I watched a fair bit of TV, but didn't have much homework, so it was fine.

Friday
- I had a dress rehearsal for the school production all day! It was hectic but everything really seemed to come together. My voice was super hoarse at the end thanks to all the singing and shouting my character did.
- Spent the evening hanging out with friends and not doing homework, but I really enjoyed it.
- I felt super exhausted.

Saturday
- I got up early and did some volunteer respite care. I then did my paid carer job in the afternoon. I took my little friend on a very long bike ride and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.
- I made some soup (pumpkin and carrot) to take to my grandparents.

Sunday
- I went to church and spent some time making hot drinks for people.
- I visited a lady from church who's in hospital due to her disability. It was great to see her and I think that I will try to make it a regular thing as she seemed to enjoy it and will be spending quite a while longer there.
- Hoping to get some stuff done tonight, but there is a new episode of Survivor so we’ll see…

My goals for the upcoming week:
1. To survive the production. To do my best at the performances and enjoy myself!
2. To stay on top of work for my english class, history class, forensics class and religion class. I will focus on biology and maths the week after.
3. To continue working on my Auslan.
4. To do my best at all my other commitments this week (Monday: debating, a secret topic round, Tuesday: Eltham Youth Leadership Council, Thursday-Saturday: production, Sunday: visiting my friend from the hospital).
5. To get an A* on the religion test that is most likely this week. (if not, this can be a goal for next week)

oof how do you have time to even do other stuff aside from studying im literally dying from how much my parent's are making me study (tbf i force myself to study too haha) (i do volunteering at my local library and cook and bake but i barely have time to hang out with people)
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year 12: chem 3/4 (hopefully 40+), methods 3/4 (hopefully 40+), accounting 3/4 (hopefully 40+), english 3/4 (hopefully 42+) and spesh (hopefully 40+)

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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2019, 06:40:40 am »
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oof how do you have time to even do other stuff aside from studying im literally dying from how much my parent's are making me study (tbf i force myself to study too haha) (i do volunteering at my local library and cook and bake but i barely have time to hang out with people)

I know what you mean. Every year I say that I'll drop some commitments but I never seem to manage it, as I'm always picking up new things. I really enjoy it, but my school work is suffering a little bit at the minute. I think that once production ends I'll be back on track though! ;D

What kind of things do you like to cook and bake? I feel like that is something I never get the time to do anymore, but that I use to love.
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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2019, 06:54:37 am »
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I know what you mean. Every year I say that I'll drop some commitments but I never seem to manage it, as I'm always picking up new things. I really enjoy it, but my school work is suffering a little bit at the minute. I think that once production ends I'll be back on track though! ;D

What kind of things do you like to cook and bake? I feel like that is something I never get the time to do anymore, but that I use to love.

I think it's great you are sticking with your extracurriculars but please be very careful about this once you leave highschool. It's easy to overload yourself and then have reduced effectiveness at everything. 

I hope production is great :)
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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2019, 02:18:48 pm »
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I know what you mean. Every year I say that I'll drop some commitments but I never seem to manage it, as I'm always picking up new things. I really enjoy it, but my school work is suffering a little bit at the minute. I think that once production ends I'll be back on track though! ;D

What kind of things do you like to cook and bake? I feel like that is something I never get the time to do anymore, but that I use to love.

aiyaa hopefully it does get better! i like mainly cook pasta and indian dishes (biryani, karahi, etc.) and i just bake brownies and cupcakes for myself
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year 12: chem 3/4 (hopefully 40+), methods 3/4 (hopefully 40+), accounting 3/4 (hopefully 40+), english 3/4 (hopefully 42+) and spesh (hopefully 40+)

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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2019, 09:42:23 pm »
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aiyaa hopefully it does get better! i like mainly cook pasta and indian dishes (biryani, karahi, etc.) and i just bake brownies and cupcakes for myself

I made some cookies yesterday and was certainly thinking of this post! It was actually heaps of fun.

MY WEEK
Monday: Spent a whole day at school. A rare occurrence given how busy the term has been. No assessments. I was meant to be debating, only for the opposition for forfeit a couple of hours beforehand. Instead, I went along and helped out another team in preparing for their secret topic debate.

Tuesday: A chaotic day, but still enjoyable. Got a leadership position through my local federal member and got to meet the rest of the team I'll be a part of.

Wednesday: A quiet day. "The calm before the storm."

Thursday: NINE HOURS REHEARSAL :o

Friday: Was buzzing in anticipation all day. (Managed to catch up a little on the large amount of maths I've missed.) The performance was AMAZING!

Saturday: A day of waiting. I spent all day thinking about production and got little else done. I tried to be as productive as possible. In the early afternoon, I went to a birthday lunch for a relative. I enjoyed the last night, but for some reason was feeling REALLY out of it. I just did my best.

Sunday: Spent pretty much the whole day at LaTrobe. I spent ages talking to two academics who run a postgrad course specialising in disability. They wrote down my email and are going to send me some really awesome resources. They also gave me an outline of the current research they're doing. It was very exciting!


My goals for the upcoming week:
1. To survive the production. To do my best at the performances and enjoy myself!
2. To stay on top of work for my english class, history class, forensics class and religion class. I will focus on biology and maths the week after.
3. To continue working on my Auslan.
4. To do my best at all my other commitments this week (Monday: debating, a secret topic round, Tuesday: Eltham Youth Leadership Council, Thursday-Saturday: production, Sunday: visiting my friend from the hospital).
5. To get an A* on the religion test that is most likely this week. (if not, this can be a goal for next week)

My goals for this week:
1. To get an A* on the religion test and fully catch up on all that I've missed.
2. To catch up on the maths that I am currently very behind on.
3. To keep on top of all of my commitments this week (Monday: volunteering with adults with disabilities and debating, Tuesday: peer support lunch and writing group, Wednesday: tour guiding and chemistry competition, Thursday: SUBJECT SELECTION, Friday: youth group, Saturday: work, Sunday: kids program at church and Auslan group.)
4. To spend 20 minutes each day on my Auslan practice.
5. To catch up on forensics and the notes that I have missed.
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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2019, 07:30:47 pm »
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I made some cookies yesterday and was certainly thinking of this post! It was actually heaps of fun.

i am in LOVE WITH YOUR COOKIES
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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2019, 08:51:36 am »
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My goals for this week:
1. To get an A* on the religion test and fully catch up on all that I've missed.
2. To catch up on the maths that I am currently very behind on.
3. To keep on top of all of my commitments this week (Monday: volunteering with adults with disabilities and debating, Tuesday: peer support lunch and writing group, Wednesday: tour guiding and chemistry competition, Thursday: SUBJECT SELECTION, Friday: youth group, Saturday: work, Sunday: kids program at church and Auslan group.)
4. To spend 20 minutes each day on my Auslan practice.
5. To catch up on forensics and the notes that I have missed.

1. I studied hard, and should know my mark soon!
2. Certainly a lot less behind, but also not 100% caught up!
3. Yep!!
4. No....
5. Completely caught up!

MY WEEK
Monday: biology olympiad, surveying the public for a council project about the environment

Tuesday: more surveying

Wednesday: meeting up with a youth leader after school- looking forward to it!

Thursday: a full day excursion for our religion subject

Friday: meeting my auslan friends and going to a church thing

Saturday: volunteering with some cute kiddos and working in the afternoon

Sunday: going to church, melbourne uni open day, visiting a sick lady from church


MY GOALS:
1. To catch up on maths!
2. To get an A* on my biology assessment.
3. To get a lot done on our council project to do with surveying and gathering data. The link is in my signature if you can help me out!!
4. To read three books.
5. To get a lot of English work done! (Finish reading the novel, make chapter summaries and answer all the homework questions.)
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Re: calamity and sanity: my journey through vce
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2019, 04:59:11 pm »
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What books are you looking to get through? :)
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« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2019, 05:27:39 pm »
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What books are you looking to get through? :)

At the moment I'm finishing "I Have Lost My Way" by Gayle Forman. It's a really interesting style of writing, and really different to what I normally read. I'm then hoping to read "Catching Teller Crow" for an online book club. After that it will probably be "The Cruel Prince" which is due back to my local library really soon.
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« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2019, 06:47:21 pm »
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You're going to the UOM open day??
Maybe I'll see you there!
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« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2019, 09:20:48 pm »
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You're going to the UOM open day??
Maybe I'll see you there!

Yeah!! Fingers crossed hey!- I have no idea what you look like but if you recognise me feel free to come say hi!
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« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2019, 06:36:02 pm »
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Yeah!! Fingers crossed hey!- I have no idea what you look like but if you recognise me feel free to come say hi!

Oh yeah. I just realised that -_-  ;D
Do you have any specific courses or areas you'll look into?
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« Reply #57 on: August 26, 2019, 10:37:32 am »
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How's everything going, laura_? :)
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« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2019, 07:02:15 pm »
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Honesty time: I have had a really shit past couple of weeks. I could kind of feel it coming but it was still harder than expected. Today is the first day that I have not left the house in a month and I am so grateful to finally have had a little rest, even if the only reason is that I have lost my voice and feel generally awful. I took on too much and as the school term got busier I really struggled to manage it all. I had a plan, but then because I was sick I couldn't muster up the energy or motivation to be as efficient as I needed to. I am slowly getting back on track but I am still completely exhausted. At the minute it's just taking things one day at a time and relying on my super awesome friends.

Anyone else been lacking motivation the past couple of weeks?
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« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2019, 11:08:01 am »
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Make sure you take all the time you need to recuperate! Nice to hear from you. :)
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