#6 One Month Hiatus

It’s been a long time. I haven’t blogged in a while.

Honestly speaking, for the past month that I haven’t blogged, my life fell apart or that’s what it seemed like to me. I know that this will affect my mark, but at the time, that wasn’t my biggest worry.

The past month has probably been the worst month of my life so far. I bet a lot of people are going to say that life will be worse later on and they’re probably right. In a couple years, I’m probably going to look back and think that this wasn’t so bad. For the past month, I think stress got to me and the circumstances that I were in did not allow the best health mentally and physically. What happened this past month, very turbulent for me.

Obviously, there’s the stress with IAs and I was perfectly okay with that, because it was something I expected. If I procrastinated, that’s my own fault and I can’t blame anyone for that except myself. However, the geography IA stressed me out quite a bit. It feels as if the time allotted wasn’t enough and to be quite honest, it wasn’t. Three weeks aren’t enough to collect data, draw maps and write up the actual IA and knowing that our teacher wouldn’t extend the deadline stressed me out the most.

On top of that, the Global Dinner was added stress because of the ticket sales and the one thing that really got to me was my breakup with my 2 year long boyfriend. BUUUUUTTT, let’s talk about ticket sales first.

At first, I could only sell 3 tickets and they were to my boyfriend and his parents. I asked past grads who went to global trips, but they declined as well because they were busy with school and whatnot. So, obviously not being able to even send the minimum was very stressful for me. I didn’t want to disappoint our global class so I was getting stressed out because I thought most people already sold 6. So, with that thought in my mind, I got really stressed. Luckily, two weeks before our dinner, the past grads that I asked messaged me again and asked if I had 3 more tickets! Boy, did I feel relieved then. I finally sold 6 tickets! I felt a weight being lifted off my shoulders because I sold the minimum and that was my first checkpoint. Then, things got worse. My boyfriend had a practice for choir that day and he couldn’t miss it because it was almost his concert, so I had to refund a ticket to him. I was back to 5 tickets! I got completely stressed again because I didn’t know what to do.

Then, and idea came to me. I convinced one of my gr.11 friends to buy a ticket and I knew she had a lot of friends, so I was hoping she’d make some of her other friends go and I would be able to sell more tickets as well! Thank god my idea worked. She got 7 more friends to come with her!! At that point, I had sold 12 tickets!! I felt so relieved I even bought myself a celebratory ice cream cone.

I think I should talk about my breakup in the next post because this one is getting quite long!

See you next time!!!!