The past two weeks of my life have been insane. I have been to class a grand total of four times. Last week I missed three days of class because I was sick, and this week I missed a day for the Junie B. Jones elementary school tour, a day for the Veteran’s Day assembly, and we already had Tuesday off. I am very behind, but I’m not freaking out as much as I would have expected myself to. I feel pretty okay about the whole thing actually. I can definitely take Tuesday this week as a catch up day because I am not a hunter.
So, once again, I do not have a whole lot to reflect on. On Wednesday we started reading Oedipus. I enjoy Greek tragedies, and I like what I have gotten to read of the story so far, although I am not finished with it yet. That is really the only thing I have done this week. On Monday we worked on missing work (which I have a lot of at the moment), and then we watched a TED Talk on success. It was really very interesting. This article does a fabulous job of summarizing Alain de Botton’s views on success. I found that I one hundred percent agree with most of the things he says in his presentation.
I am looking forward to catching myself up on missing work, and I am trying my hardest to do little bits here and there to try to finish it. I get majorly stressed when I have less than exemplary grades, and I can’t wait to fix them. Late nights and hard work will be the story of my life this upcoming week.
Wow, do I hate missing school. I haven’t actually been in class since Tuesday. I never get sick, but I guess I can’t say that anymore. The combination of a sinus infection, double ear infections, and strep throat can really do someone in, as I have very recently learned. To add to that, I am totally lost. I have looked at the lesson plans and finished my partner notes, but beyond that, I have no clue what I am supposed to do. I see that there are blog posts that I am supposed to have written, but I am quite confused about what I am supposed to write them about.
I have a plan of action though. I plan to go to school tomorrow, and ask all of my unanswered questions. Then, since we don’t have school on Tuesday, I’m going to try to complete all of my missing work. This is really the only class that I will have make up work in, so it shouldn’t be too stressful.
For the days I was actually at school this week, we began discussing tragedy. I personally love tragedies- they’re just so tragic. I love stories where bad things happen because they hold my attention. Don’t get me wrong, I like happy stories too, but I would take a story about a tragic event over something happy any day. Tragedies reveal truths about humanity that one would have trouble finding anywhere else. I really enjoyed the Wikipedia articles we read for our partner notes, and I look forward to learning more about tragedies.