First, I would just like to say I have not slept in over 36 hours, so if this post seems weird or insanely worded, blame the week before finals. I have 3 different essays due next week, and I have not started a single one of them. One is on Doctor Who literature though, so I feel like I could bs my way into a B. Additionally, I had to give a senior colloquium on Wednesday, which let’s just say I didn’t die or pass out so it went well. Public speaking is a strong dislike of mine, I get anxiety and/or mini panic attacks just from thinking about talking in front of a few people. So to do a 15 minute presentation on a mathematics topic of my choosing was INSANE! I could not sleep well for a month leading up to it, and the entire day before my presentation I was shaking from nerves, I felt like I couldn’t breathe, and I legit thought of 20 or so different things that, if they happened to me, then I wouldn’t have to give this speech. Well, I chose Ancient Egyptian mathematics and the number systems used then, because I love Ancient Egyptian mythology so I thought I’d like the topic more. But then when the day rolls around and I actually have to give the speech, there were barely 5 people total in the room–2 of the 5 were friends I invited to watch me fail…So yeah, that is over and done with. I haven’t decided if I’ll post the typed version of my speech, or wait and post one of the three essays I haven’t written yet.
Anyway, besides having completed a 15 minute senior colloquium, I’ve had a weird week of watching anime or YouTube videos, and then remembering all of the school work I have to do and then struggling to finish on time. Plus the struggle to then stay awake in my classes, as well as later when I’m back home working on homework (or this blog…sorry!). Coffee has played such a huge role in my life this week, but unfortunately I have drank so much coffee during my high school career and then later that the caffeine takes a long time to affect me. So then by the time I actually feel awake from the coffee, the caffeine is making my heart pound almost as badly as when I get called on in class (no where near presentation level though). Besides that, I feel like not much else has really happened to me this week, other than I actually remembered this password and updated this blog for the second time in a week! So, take care, and to end with an inspirational quote from Markiplier; “Never give up, no matter what may set you back, and know that at the end of the road, you’re going to have something that you can be proud of.”