Let’s be frank,
this was probably the most boring year ever. It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t fun, but it had one thing going for it: boringness. All of the somewhat interesting things this year were nothing to the great events of my fifth and sixth grade years. This year was just dull. Boring. Uninteresting.
Way back in August, I thought this year was going to be just like sixth grade- nice and easy and done before it began. Oh boy, was I sure wrong. Soon, I was up to my neck in after-school activities and submerged in homework. Soon, I barely had the time to do homework along with chores. I was stressed and really irritable. When October rolled around, I realized that I needed to manage my time better. More homework was coming as mid-terms approached, and I was not prepared to face that. I started by doing more homework at school, and in my film class. I started to be able to have enough time to do chores. By march, I had everything figured out. I even had time to mow my lawn and earn a few extra bucks pet-sitting for neighbors.
This year, one of the main things I learned was that friends come and go. I made a ton of new friends, but I lost some that I just couldn’t keep in contact with. It’s sad, but I have to deal with it. Also, you can never have enough time to do all of the things that you want or could do. Compromise and conform, I say!
As the year comes to a close, I’m really, really, glad this year is over. It was like sixth grade, it just seemed a little bit longer. I learned so much outside of class that will most definitely help me out later in life. I do have some advice for next years seventh graders, whether they take it or not- always listen to your teachers. Always, always do this and you are set for the year. As a side note, do your homework. You won’t have to worry about grades if you turn in homework, even if it is a bit late. If I had to do seventh grade over again, which would be horrible, I would procrastinate less. That would clear up all of my minimal worries of school.
This year was boring, but it was also a good wake-up call to get me to realize that you can’t expect to do well by skating by on tests and quizzes. All in all, it was a good year, and boy am I looking forward to summer!