Thursday, January 17, 2019

10th-Grade Semester Review - Expectation vs Reality

Good morning, I figured for my first official blog post I'll do a semester review. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry I forgot to tell you guys who I am. My name is Kaela and I'm the oldest child of  Walter & Markie. I'll love to tell you more but I have an introductory blog post coming soon, so I'll save all that information for there. Okay back on topic now. We just got back to school all of two weeks ago, which meant the start of a new semester.  Yay!  I thought it'll be fun to tell you how my first semester went. However, instead of doing a typical "this is how my semester went"  I decided to do an expectation vs reality.  Here we go...

Waking up

Wake up at 6:00 am fully energized after a good nights rest ready to tackle the day

Wake up around 10 or 11 am still tired forced to wipe the sleep out of my eyes, kind of wanting to get back in 
bed for 30 more minutes, not ready for the day at all what so ever.

Routine Before School

(1)Brush my teeth
(2) wash my face 
(3) eat breakfast 
(4) light workout 
(5) shower

(1) Brush my teeth 
(2) wash my face, sometimes 
(3) eat breakfast 
(4) get in bed for a little while longer
(5) prepare school

School Work

Start around 9 am work diligently for 3 hours, then eat lunch, continue my work for 2 more hours, finish around 
2 pm, and then have the rest of the day to chill.

Start around 12-noon, work for about an hour, take a break, work about an hour, eat a snack, work 30 minutes, 
get up to play with Mari (my baby cousin), eat lunch, work again, look up and it is 5 pm so I rush to finish up the
rest of my work.

Routine after school

Take a nap. Eat a snack. Watch TV and take yet another nap

Take a nap. Eat a snack. Watch TV

Note Taking

Take notes every day to refer to when test times come

Haven't taken notes. Refer to memory when test times come

Work Completion

Finish the work set for the day's agenda

Finish the work set for the day's agenda

Night Time Routine

Eat dinner. Chores. Take a shower. Look over tomorrow's work.  Read

Eat dinner. Chores. Take a shower. Read


Go to bed at 9

Go to bed between 10 and 11

Okay, so now you know how my first semester went vs how I wanted it to go. I'm not disappointed that it has not gone as planned.  Tenth grade has been amazing with its occasional speed bumps. It has been so much fun and I'm loving it! I love my reality, but I'm still trying to meet my expectations.

I hope you enjoyed this fun post and got to laugh a little while reading it. You can expect to hear from me every Thursday so I will talk to you then.


  1. My goal with this new year was to start getting up earlier but like you I seem to be a 10am-er. I just can't break the cycle I've decided I'm more of a night owl than an early riser. I enjoyed checking out your expectations vs. reality and love that you are so open! Much love -A

  2. Great post. I love the writing format. And wow, this speaks to me in my adult life. Expectations vs Reality. The struggle is real. LOL.
    I love the post. And it's a great addition to an already wonderful blog.