Diary reveals a day in the life

My name is Connie. I’m seventeen years old and a junior here at Francis Howell Central. I’m pretty much your “typical” honors student. I get up, go to school, go home, tutor some students, do my homework, and do it all over again the next day. That’s my job, by the way. I’m a tutor. I teach freshmen and sophomores in classes I’ve taken before. I have about three students a day, sometimes more, for an hour after school, and I make decent money from it. Most of them come two or three times a day, never really on a schedule, just whenever they need help. I’m cheaper than many tutors around here, and I have recent experience with the classes, so parents really don’t mind paying me to help their kids. Parents are all about the education.

I have a handful of friends, not that I have much time for a social life. My own grades are slipping a bit, so I have to spend more time studying than normal. Just as a note, don’t take two AP classes on top of three honors classes. It’s really not worth the stress. I spend hours on homework every night, sometimes more time than I actually spend at school. Last night I spent three hours just on my chemistry and algebra assignments. Part of that is because I’m a slow worker, but not all of it. I can often times get homework done or half way done before class is out. Then I have time to spend with friends, so I always try to get it done.

Last weekend, I got to see some of my friends for a while. We hung out in the mall, shopped a little bit, and looked through a whole bunch of books at Borders. For some reason or another, we do that every time we’re at the mall. It was a lot of fun, and I even ran into some old friends while we were there. It’s always fun to catch up with people you haven’t talked to in a while. I was kind of bummed when it was all over, knowing I had to get up Monday and go back to school instead of having fun like we did together, but maybe this weekend we can all hang out again.

Home has been pretty boring lately, so I’ve been trying to get out of the house a lot when I have the time. Mom and Dad are alright, but we never really do anything. Dad’s always working, anyway. He never has the time for much else. He says I’m like him. I take on too much work. I never really believed him until sophomore year, though. I got to meet my sister’s boyfriend last weekend, too. She’s moved out by now, so I don’t see her often. It was really nice to get to visit with her. I wish she lived closer, but she really seems to like where she lives, and that’s the important part.

Overall, I guess this has been a pretty good week. I’ve gotten to see my friends and my family, I’ve made some progress in school, and I’ve even gotten some work done on my own projects here at home. I’ve got to keep working to stay on top of everything. I’m really excited to see how things will turn out this week. I’ll write again in a few days!

-Connie
1/11/2011