Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wait For It... I Actually Like School

Call me Hermione Granger, but I actually enjoy doing my school. I look forward to it during the weekends, and feel immense satisfaction as I go through my subjects and mark off my school chart. It's possible I'm the only person that wakes up on Monday, sits down at my desk, and is just like, "Yisss school."

However lets take a moment to rewind here. My school isn't quite normal, though, so perhaps you should know exactly what it is I do.

I'm not as hardcore as your average student, and I mostly study topics that are an interest to me. Such as: Music (piano and recorder), Languages (Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, Russian, and French), Creative writing, Swordsmanship, and Math.

Hold on a second here though. Math. The age old maker of tears and stress. Why the average person studies Algebra, I don't understand. Leave it be and let the crazy scientists use it when we finally launch the rocket to Mars, which I'm so excited for. I mean it's the only known planet to be solly inhabited by robots! But I digress.

I would like to take a moment you tell you a little story. I call it: Prepare Yourself, I Enjoy Math Too.

Yes! I kid you not. Having loved mysteries since before birth, I enjoy math because it's another mystery. Calculating different numbers in order to find the answer is actually fun. A year or so ago, I kept up with my math really well. I was doing it every school day, and I was getting good at what I was doing. Granted, I will say, I was technically below my grade level. But I have my own ideas about what level you should be (i.e. go at your own pace peeps, it's so much better that way), so whatever.

But I loved doing math. It was great, until- yes, there's an until in this story- until I got distracted and wasn't able to keep up with my school as well. As much as I enjoy it, I do go through periods where it's harder for me to keep up, or I take breaks. When I came back, I didn't really remember anything.

That's when math became less fun. But I still know that is can be, if I apply myself to it hard enough.

So to conclude this story: yes, I do very muchly enjoy math when I keep at it long enough. But unless I do it regularly, it can be torture if I do anything beyond the basics.

There you have it people. I like school. I don't just like it. I love school. It's one of my favorite things in the day. School is the best.


  1. I still don't understand how someone can be sane and enjoy math, but I will say that it has gotten easier for me over time. Go you for being a genius! XD

    1. Well perhaps I'm not entirely sane then... XD

  2. This was really fun to read. "Swordsmanship" *Dies of laughing*. But really though, it was fun to hear about! I wanted to ask if I can use some of this material from your post in my book. My main character loves math, and since I'm in editing mode,(And don't really care for math myself) I was thinking this would be perfect to use a few of these phrases while he's talking. Would that be alright? It's fine if you don't want me to. Just thought I'd ask. =)
    Keep posting, and I'll keep reading!

    1. Yeah, I don't think the usual students activities include swordsmanship. But hey, it's better than P.E. know what I'm saying? XD

      Sure, go for it! Glad to know I could inadvertently be of some help! XD I'm curious though, which phrases are the ones you want to use? :)

    2. This student's usual studies include swordsmanship too, which I'm excited about. I'll be paraphrasing for a lot of the phrases I think, but just the general concept of what you were saying could apply. The sentences that really popped out at me were:
      "My school isn't quite normal. So perhaps you should know exactly what it is I do."
      "Hold on a second here though. Math. The age old maker of tears and stress."
      "I enjoy math because it's another mystery. Calculating different numbers in order to find the answer is actually fun."
      I might paraphrase one or two more small phrases, but that's the basic idea I had. The reason these apply so much is that he loves math, and goes to an academy to train as a soldier (Long story).
      Thanks for letting me use this. Even if I don't use it directly, I find it half inspirational half character building. So yeah. =D