So where I live in Australia at the moment we are on our June/July Half yearly break for 2 weeks. We get 4 lots of holidays a year (not including public hols) and our year is separated into 4 ‘terms’ from late January to early December (late Nov when you’re in Gr.10/11/12). Each term lasts approx 10 weeks and after each term we have a 2 week break, Term 4 is a 10 week term though Gr.10/11 finish in Wk 8 and Gr.12 in Wk 7. This means that you get about a 6 week holiday (8 week if in Gr.10/11) at the end of the year over Christmas and you start a new school year when you come back in January.
Anyway back to my original point, I’m on school holidays at the moment, I have 3 days left until I have to go back to school but in true fashion I haven’t done any of the work I was assigned to do over the holidays. To be honest it wasn’t even much at all, I just had to watch a movie, ‘Schindler’s List’ (is it any good?) for English then fill out a booklet about plot, characters, themes and camera angles. The other thing I had to do was my Math B assignment which I have time to do when I get back to school before the draft is due but it just would have been a lot easier and less rushed to do it in the holidays when I was literally doing nothing most days, just waking up at 10am then watching TV shows on my laptop. (Binge watching Game of Thrones and The Mentalist at the moment). Most days I just stayed in my pajamas. But in saying that, I think I earned that ‘doing nothing’ time all I wanted to do on the holiday was do nothing just take a break from school work and all the stress. I worked my ass off at the end of last term when we had Exam Block (A week where you only come for what exams you have, happens half yearly), I was so glad to finish and do nothing. But thinking about it now I will probably spend the next 3 days doing those assignments, I guess I should… I always say in the holidays that next term will be better, that I will start assignments and studying early, actually do my homework, revise what I’ve learnt each day when I come home etc.. I say this every term, does it ever happen? No. Will it ever? To be honest, probably not. But I’ll keep telling myself it to feel better anyway.
Ugh.. why did I have to think of school. Now I’m just thinking deep thoughts about my future. I guess that’s all from me, so excuse me now while I lay in bed and deliberate what I’m doing with the rest of my life.
– Candy xx