I’m coming to the conclusion that, indeed, being busy is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Working part-time and going to college wouldn’t be too bad, but having a ton of my stress coming from my home life makes it hard. I feel like I’m wanting to do too much and I just don’t have the time. I want to do well this semester, but well, it’s halfway through and I’m barely making average. The stress is killing me. To make it worse, I’m working every single Saturday and Sunday, so I don’t get a day off to just unwind. I need a 24 hour break from life, I think it’d do me a world of good!
On to other things, I’ve been dying to get back into writing! Which, in a way, completely sucks due to my busy schedule. I’ve had ideas I’ve been playing around with in my head for stories, but I feel that if I don’t start them soon they’ll just fade away. My spring break begins this weekend, but I’m pretty positive I’m not going to have the time for writing, I have classes I need to be cracking down on if I want to start doing well. It’s going to go by fast, I know it will.
We were talking about, in a speaking session for my Chinese class, about how high school students in China have such a hardcore schedule.
Basically, for this high school (although there are many that are similar to this precise schedule), during the summer months they get up at 5:45 am, go do a morning workout at 6:00 am, eat breakfast at 6:30 am, prepare for class at 7:20 am, have 4 classes from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, eat lunch at 11:40 am, have a lunch recess (where students can go take a nap or relax) at 12:30 pm to 2:15 pm, prepare for class at 2:15 pm, go to 3 more classes from 2:30 pm to 5:20 pm, have extracurricular activities from 5:30 pm to 6:20 pm, eat dinner at 6:30 pm, have self studies from 7:30 pm to 9:40 pm, and then have lights out at 10:30 pm. How hardcore is that? That sounds like insanity, and this is just high school! But it explains why so many Asians are smarter compared to us Americans: all they do is study (for the most part)!
Barely any time to do anything else, and going to class 7 days a week, depending on the school. And only having a couple days off a month! Here, we’re used to having every weekend off from class, we have summer vacation, spring break and winter break. We feel like we need those breaks, and I do agree we need them. I think I’d die having this kind of schedule and my home problems. But I also feel this kind of schedule would help someone become independent and make them educated.
Well, I certainly would like to write more, but I’m exhausted! I’ve been meaning to blog more, but the busy life has got me everywhere else. It was a rather off day at work for me today, I’m surprised I could even type this, I messed up a few orders at work, and I kept doing the wrong thing (sorry person I accidentally put gas onto pump 4 instead of pump 2, thank God nobody was there to take it). It’s been a long one!
Here’s to better days, let’s hope! And to be thankful my school schedule is not as crazy as the above one for the Chinese high school. And most of them the students stay at the dorms – in high school! Crazy!