The chart above helps me with my goals in the future. Whether it is for school or future goals it helps me try to reach to a certain level. Having a chart for goals can help me strive. It makes me focus on a certain task and try to reach for it. For instance, I wanted to improve my score from last year in NYSSMA for cello. So I set goals every day for cello. Techniques that I need to improve on, Dynamics, etc. Even if I practice for a long time doesn't mean that it will help. I need a goal for each day so I can play better. Ending up, this year for NYSSMA I got a 99. I feel that making goals for yourself can make you do better. When I completed my goal I would give a treat to myself. If it was a big thing that I achieved, I would get something from my parents. If it was a small thing that I achieved, I would still reward myself with something that I wanted.
This book makes me have motivation and confidence in what I am doing. I can relate to the woman in the book with all her confidence in anything. This book also builds my confidence in things and I should not give up. In the introduction of the book, it makes me feel partial feminist how men and woman should be treated equally. The narrator describes her childhood in how she was sexually abused. She felt fearful on the inside but she remained to look strong on the outside. She covered up her real self and showed a fake side of herself. I feel like she should show her feelings sometimes because no one will really know what she is thinking about and it is good to share things to people to let out all the problems you have. This book changed how I act upon things and I try to be confident on anything that comes past me. If I was sad, I try to make myself happier and stay strong on the outside.
I love listening to all sorts of music such as Kpop, Classical Music, Jazz Music and Pop. But sometimes listening to pop music cannot help to study. So, I decided to listen to a piano version of my favorite song. If I know the lyrics really well, I find it distracting. But sometimes it helps me concentrate. The you-tuber above made many of my favorite K-pop songs into a classical cover which helps me study when I'm sick and tired of classical music. These types of music can make me fall asleep if I close my eyes but mostly make me concentrate. If anyone has not try listening to classical music for studying, I suggest you try.
Writing poems are awesome. They can express your feelings in any way. The poems that are above are the poems I wrote this year. I read "A Day at The Beach" when I was at Poetry Night. Poetry Night was an amazing night where I got to hear many emotional poems from my fellow classmates. There were all sorts of poems and they all sounded good. Poetry can help show off your perspective of life like how I wrote "A Day at The Beach". Poetry can also express your feelings to the world and let everyone know your emotions. I find that poetry can help see the world differently. Every little object can be described in details. Poetry is also really fun compared to writing a summary of a book.
This is a photo when I was in winter track. In high school, it is good to be an active student. To participate in a sport is good for your resume. I really enjoy running and hurdling. I feel like doing a sport can also relieve a lot of stress. When I'm stress during the day at school, track helps me to take a break out of school and let all my emotions out while running. In track, we do a lot of intense running like running 6 times up the hill or running more than a mile every day, but being with your friends while running can help you. Sometimes when I'm sick and I run, my body tends to feel better. I also feel that Middle School Track is different compared to High School Track. How we learn hurdles are way different compared to in middle school. I remember the first time I did hurdles I would jump over the hurdle. But now, I need the correct form and speed to go over a hurdle. When my coach corrected my form, it took me almost the whole season to change my form. Doing hurdles in the middle school was a different experience than in high school. So why don't you join track and see!
This year I decided to take Photography 1. I took many pictures using a film camera. I also got to go into the darkroom to learn how to use the enlarger to develop photos. In the darkroom, I would usually start out making test strips with different increments. My teacher would choose which time that looks the best. If I needed a filter she would easily know which one that I should use. When developing, the process is really boring because of the wait. First, I would put the white paper that is developed into the developer for one to two minutes. Next, I would put it in the stop bath for thirty seconds. The stop bath generally makes the photo stop from developing further. After the stop bath, I would put it in the fixer for four to five minutes. Lastly, I would soak it in water for few seconds and the photo is perfect! I personally recommend this class to everyone who is interested in Photography. I find it a really unique class because I learned a lot about photography. I had Photography during period nine and it was the most relaxing class ever. My classmates would turn on the radio in the dark room and we would develop photos. Mrs. Cavalluzzo, my teacher was very nice and kind. She also gave ideas and feedback to improve my photos. For tenth grade, I plan on taking Photography 1 and 2. I would also like to take Digital Photography.
When studying, I like to listen to all sorts of music. But some music might be distracting like songs with lyrics in it. Studies have shown that listening to classical music or acoustic music with minimal words can help you study better. Music with lyrics can affect people while writing or reading. When I'm stressed, music tends to help me relax. If I listen to music while doing work, I will be less stressful. For some people, music can be distracting. If you're the type of person who has difficulty in multitasking, listening to music while studying can make your attention more towards music rather than to help you concentrate on your material. I love listening to all types of music so if I had to listen to Classical Music for a while, it is fine.