BEDA Day 6: Random Goal Update

Hi guys! Happy Monday!

I’m writing this on Sunday because from Monday to Friday I will be at art camp, in a wifi-less dorm room. (First of all: how? Second of all: I’M GOING TO DIE. 5 WHOLE DAYS WITHOUT WIFI JUST SHOOT ME NOW.) But because I’m determined not to fail BEDA (because I’ll probably fail Camp NaNo and I can’t have two failures in one month), I am queuing up five posts (and writing them all tonight agh) for the week.

So if they all suck, that’s why. I’m writing five straight posts in one sitting. Instead of packing. *greatest work ethic ever*

Anyway, so I figured I’d give y’all an update on my August resolutions. I’m doing pretty well, but I am modifying my goals slightly. I’m giving myself the weekends off, because trying to get in all four of those activities around other weekend plans is – as I recently discovered – basically impossible. I did count yesterday for exercise, because I ran around at our river house with Frankie and Lauren and their family (the nicest family ever, I’m just saying) all day. Frankie beat me in croquet and I am annoyed at him. I’m also annoyed at him for laughing at the number of times I fell off the tube.

Revenge will come when he least expects it. [insert maniacal laughter here]

I have to say, I’ve actually enjoyed working out. We’ll see how long this lasts, but I’ve found that mixing it up and finding creative activities makes it easier than just trying to run on the elliptical for 45 minutes every day. That gets really old, really fast. The first day I did an aerobic thing on the Wii Fit, and the day after I did run on the elliptical. (And watched Say Yes to the Dress. No shame.) Friday I went outside early before it got too hot and I jumped rope and hula hooped and sprinted up and down the driveway and basically acted ridiculous. (The hula hooping was for you, Julia. I’m getting really good at it.)

As for my other goals: the Algebra is pretty easy right now because I’m still near the beginning of the review. I may jump to the middle to save time – identifying objects with the element of “three-ness” (if you’ve ever done Saxon, you know what I’m talking about) isn’t going to help me on the SAT. Cello is going well – I’m depressing myself because I recently discovered the band Escala, and, well… See for yourself.

And I will never be able to play like that. (Also, my shifts are really choppy. Which is annoying.) But other than that, I’m completely in love with my instrument and completely bummed that it might be a while before I’m able to get a really nice cello.

By the way, my orchestra season starts up really soon, so I’ll definitely tell you guys all about that! 🙂

Well, that’s it for me today. See you tomorrow (but really on Saturday when I actually get home).



BEDA Day 4: In Which Hero is a Disappointment

I’m sorry you guys, but I just got home from a ridiculously long day and I’m absolutely exhausted… Tomorrow I’ll post something interesting and work on queuing up some posts for while I’m gone. Have a blessed evening/night.


My Report Card

A quick post tonight because it’s late and rather exhausted – I spent all day on the road driving home from my aunt’s house.

Since it’s the end of the month, it’s time for my report card on my resolutions! If you’ll remember, I posted about my resolutions for the month of July in this post, with the promise to grade myself at the end of the month.

First resolution: journal every day.

Grade: A-

I did journal most days, but there were a few days – once or twice while I was in Florida, and then these past few days at my aunt’s – when I forgot to do so. Hence, A-.

Second resolution: turn off the TV/laptop.

Grade: D

I probably deserve even an F here, but IN MY DEFENSE, my grandparents leave the television on basically all the time, and while I was in Florida, there was basically nothing to do besides goof around on the computer. And then I bought Portal 2. As they say: the rest is history.

Third resolution: eat healthier.

Grade: B

I didn’t eat the healthiest, but I did try to cut back on portions and chips, and opted for healthier choices at restaurants. (Vegetables and mashed potatoes instead of fries, etc.) Not fabulous, but better than nothing. (I still gained, like, three pounds from sitting on my butt for nearly three weeks, but ah well. *grumbles*)

Anyway. Not the most stellar report-card I’ve ever had – it’s actually abysmal… I’m a straight A student. Do you think this is going to affect my college applications? 😛

Better luck next time. I’ll be sure to have my August resolutions up soon!

Have a great week.