Hello friends! Today I’m going to do something a little new for the blog: I’m just going to chat! I feel like this could be super awkward. Make sure to let me know what you think, and if you like (or hate) this type of post! Incase you’re new here, or just weren’t aware I’m Meghan! I’m a sophomore in high school (year 10), and I’m quite busy at the moment! If you’d like to continue, today I’m just going to be chatting about school and how it’s going!
In general, I absolutely hate school. Hate it! I don’t really get the purpose of it, and I find it way too time consuming. This year however, I don’t completely hate it?!? What? I know, right? My school is doing a hybrid model, so I go into school for 4 hours twice a week (on Mondays and Thursdays,) and then have online school for 4-6 hours the three remaining days. This plan sounded terrible at first, but I’m actually really liking it! Online school is really nice. I mean, I despise looking at a screen basically all day (most of that is my doing though), but other than that the structure is nice! I have just the right amount of flexibility. As someone who needs structure to get things done, this is really nice.
Now, let’s talk about in-person school, shall we? It’s… well… It’s not too too bad. I’ve mentioned this a few times, but school is just not it for me. Last year, I really struggled. I had trouble talking, like I literally went the entire day without uttering a single word, which wasn’t really great for my mental health – much less my social life! I’m so proud of myself because this year I feel comfortable at school! I’m living in the moment and I even participate in my classes!!! (Yay me! As my girl London Tipton would say…) Okay, okay, you can stop clapping now, thanks so much though! 😉
Sure, I’m doing pretty well in-person, but is it all that safe? Absolutely not. My school has taken some safety measures, like taping off certain stairwells, reducing class sizes, mandating masks and social distancing, etc. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we all abide by those rules. There’s this one kid in my web design class who thinks it’s so funny to not wear his mask. You know the type: Thinks everything he does is funny because his peers labeled him as “cool” in middle school. He takes it off and basically spits on my teacher because she’s one of those really nice “one of the kids” teachers. Additionally, no one distances, and the giant tubs of wipes in every single classroom is going to go to waste because cleaning off our spaces went away after the first day.
Gosh, this is getting really long, but I’m just going to bring up my workload because it is insane. Holy mackerel, this year is something different. I have homework every night in every class, which is so foreign to me! Last year, I had maybe an hour of homework every night at most. I definitely was not prepared for that! That’s another thing- how much homework teacher’s assign. I haven’t had it that bad, but I’ve chatted with some people over on my Instagram, and they have no free time! I can’t imagine how they get by week after week!
Oh my goodness, that was so fun to write! Someone please tell me why I haven’t been doing this all along! Anyway, I want to hear from you! Let me know how school is going for you! Are you overwhelmed? Thriving? Concerned? School is so different everywhere in the world, which is both interesting and confusing. Nevertheless, I’m excited to hear about your school experiences! Thanks for reading and have a fabulous day!!