Week 7

Hello everyone!

Last week was probably the busiest week I’ve had this school year. It was a combination of making up work, a LOT of math work, ACT prep, meeting, and … survey week! Last week, my very first survey went out! The responses slowly started rolling in the night before it was supposed to be administered and with 13 responses, I realized that there was a mistake. I frantically started emailing my content advisors and turned off responses to the survey. Ultimately, we decided to call “source of error” and call it a day.

I also had an interview with my Early Decision school, which I was VERY nervous about, but it went very well. After that concluded, I raced to school to try to get a glimpse of the Varsity Soccer Senior Night from across the street with some friends. We made it through a good bit of the first half but sadly were kicked off. Even though we weren’t technically on campus, the state athletic association rules about spectators seemed daunting and we didn’t want to risk a forfeit or a penalty.

I found myself thinking of the quote “this too shall pass” a lot last week. When I had a quickly approaching deadline and I was stressed about the work, I’d just remind myself that it’s only temporary and to not get too overworked about it. This really helped. I felt as though the weight of the stress wasn’t as heavy and much more manageable. My other philosophy of “you never feel worse after a good workout” held true. I got myself up early on Thursday to get a workout in, and it really helped and even though I woke up earlier, I felt more energized and motivated. Even if it’s not a full-on workout, moving helps!! Sometimes I stretch, make a lap around my house, or (my personal favorite) have a dance party.

This week, I plan to overcome my fear of figuring out spreadsheets and how they work, and organize my data and start to analyze. I plan to meet with my content advisors this week for an update and to try to extract some conclusions out of the data.

“This too shall pass. When things are bad remember: it won’t always be this way. Take it one day at a time. When things are good, remember: it won’t always be this way. Enjoy every great moment.” —

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One Reply to “Week 7”

  1. Kathleen, I’m impressed with your patience in waiting for the right time publish your survey. I know how it is to work on a survey, revise it carefully, and still discover a problem with the framing of questions or answers. Glad you were able to plan a workaround. It will be exciting to see your results!

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