My Bite-Sized Christmas Break

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a fantabulous holiday season =)

I promised that I wouldn’t use this blog to complain. I will not, I will not, I will not *pats self on back*

I would, however, just like to inform you all on the nature of my ‘vacation’. I got six days off from school.

Here’s my list of stuff I wish I didn’t have to do (You don’t actually have to read it. Ew.) :

  • Psychology: Read Unit 7 B, Answer questions at the end of the Unit and Free Response Essay. Read Chapter VII in AP Prep book, answer questions at the end of the chapter. Complete second essay.
  • Math: Problems 1-37 to be counted as two quiz grades
  • English: Five page analysis on Antigone. Read the second half of Jane Erye; make notes for 3 page paper coming up. 12 passage AP exam packet, plus essay.
  • Spanish: Learn 28 vocab words, write and bind 15 page story.

Here’s my list of stuff I absolutely needed to do if I want to succeed in life:

  • College Auditions: Learn two 36 bar songs in contrasting styles, one 16 bar cut, memorize and fully realize two contrasting monologues and a third just in case.
  • Piano: Practice Every Day.
  • Apply to some more colleges in case I am denied and deferred.

Here’s my list of stuff I really wanted to do: 

  • Spread the word about human trafficking on local tv and radio
  • Read Clockwork Prince
  • Read The Acting Bible and Auditions and Stage Craft and other Theater stuff
  • Write some drafts for my senior thesis Play
  • Watch some of the latest movies and see some theater to get myself caught up
  • Learn some new vegetarian and vegan recipes
  • Spend time with my family
  • General R&R
  • Sleep
  • Spend some time with my friends

All together, those lists are rather long, so it makes sense that I didn’t get to do everything I wanted or had to, even if I do have two more days of ‘vacation’ left. (Still, I’m panicking a bit because there are things that I absolutely, totally need to do and will do right after I finish this post.) My solace is that this time next year, I’ll have at least a two week break, considering I’ll be in college and the semester ‘ought to be over. Meanwhile, I’ll try to enjoy senior year to the best of my ability, seeing as I only have it once.

Until my next post, which will be hopefully be more humor-filled and less ‘there-are-things-that-must-be-done-hee-a,’ I wish you all a beautiful, happy, and safe 2012!

-Ariana Taveras

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