It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Okay, maybe I just copied that from a Staples commercial, but unlike a lot of my friends, I don’t actually DREAD going back to school. Sure, it’s nice to sit around and watch the Olympics, play Pokemon Go, or stay up late, but with the end of August just around the corner, I start getting antsy. Like I’m ready to jump back into the rhythm and routine of…school. (Weird, right?)
And it’s about this time that I start making some school year goals for myself. Nothing earth-shattering—it’s not like I get horrible grades (though my Math could use a boost) or get in trouble—but there are some things I want to focus on to make THIS year the BEST year ever. You know what I mean?
If there’s anything that watching the Olympics has taught me this summer, it’s that with hard work, determination, and an unwavering belief in yourself, ANYTHING is possible. Which is why this year, I vow to learn a new language. I know, I’m shocked too.
I’ve decided on French. Did you know that some of the Superman Duffy comics are being translated into French? Cool—except I wouldn’t really be able to read them. Yet. Living in Canada, people almost expect you to know two languages. I know the basics, but to read in French? You’d lose me at “Bonjour!” By the end of this school year, I want to be able to read at least Fields of Home in French. Want to join me?
Obviously I plan to commit to track and field (especially after seeing some of those amazing Olympic races), but I wouldn’t mind joining the drama club this year too, maybe try my hand at writing a play or something. I like building stuff—like that time Grandpa and I built a soap box race car—so I could even work with the props. I don’t think I’m ready for a leading role on stage though.
I got a decent mark in Math, but I’m going to see if I can do even better this year. And of course, I’d love to keep going my trend of NOT losing my lunch kit. Maybe this year I’ll remember to pack a lunch every day. (I miss when Mom used to make my lunches…Sigh.)
What kinds of goals do you set for yourself? Drop me a line in the comments! (Maybe I can even score you an e-book of the French Fields of Home…)
~ Chase Superman Duffy