Hello friends! First I'd like to apologize for the fact that I haven't blogged in over a week!! It honestly feels like it's been way longer than that. I've been swamped with finals week coming up, along with a dance show I had this weekend which took up over 13 (!!) hours of my Saturday. My teachers are currently doing that thing where they think its a good idea to assign 86 hundred projects RIGHT before finals week Seriously, who thinks this is a good idea?? So with all of that going on, I've been struggling to find both the time and the inspiration to write something for you guys. This evening I was thinking about all the stress and crazy things that are going on and I was like "Wait, this is perfect inspiration for a blog!!"
I know, it seems weird that bad circumstances would bring about motivation for me. But with finals week just around the corner, I've been stressed out of my mind. I've been stressing about how to maintain my ideal grade in Spanish when I just bombed my last and most important PBA. I've been stressed about how my lit teacher thinks I have time to complete a ginormous project for her class, and I'm stressed about having to start filling out paperwork and going to meetings for my summer job when summer hasn't even started yet. I'm stressed about keeping up my GPA so I can get into Princeton, my dream school, that, by the way, has a 6.5% acceptance rate.
All these things have been whirling around in my brain and it makes me want to scream. There's so much stress put on us teenagers to do all these things: have a job, maintain the perfect GPA, have straight A's, and save money for the future when our current net worth is literally $1. But the other day I came to the extremely profound and philosophical revelation that, get this, everything is going to be okay.
It is. It really is. I know it doesn't seem like it right now, but it really will be okay. If I take a step back and look at my life, I can see that i'm really going to end up okay. And so are you. So yeah, my Spanish grade may drop a few points, and I may not get into Princeton (although you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be working my butt off to get in there). But you know what? That's okay. I'll find another great place to go to college. My savings might be a heck of a lot lower than most people's, but I'll get through it.
I bet the same goes for you. So what if you have a C in Biology. Next year you'll take Chemistry or whatever you end up taking and you'll do great in it. You'll figure it out. Now, I'm not saying you don't have to do anything and you should just give up and somehow you'll just become rich and famous (or whatever you want in life), because I'm not. You're going to have to work for it, and you're going to have to work hard. But missing one goal in your life isn't going to screw up everything, and it's okay if you don't get into your dream school. You're probably going to be upset, but you're still going to find somewhere just as awesome to go to college. Life can be crazy and hard and stressful, but just take a step back and put things in perspective. Whatever happens, it isn't the end of the world. You are strong and resilient, and you're going to figure it out. I believe in you :)
Thank you so much for reading!! See ya later! <3