Hey you guessed it! It's exam week! Ohh the love I have for cumulative testing! The joy of stress to tears and no sleep!! sitting down with three or four number two pencils for about three hours... all pencils run dull, and your mind is racing when all you are saying at this point is *Icona Pop Voice* I DON'T CARE!!
To start off I am not a good test taker any way, somehow my nonexistent dyslexia seems to pay a visit to me while I take exams, and so does my sleep, it kinda kicks me in the face. Wish me luck? Yeah, I need it.
As you can guess, I am just so SO unbelievably ready for summer. I am ready to go to North Carolina and breathe in that Sapphire, mountain, camp air; I am ready to tan with my best friends under the watch of the Lee monument; ready to push my binders and books under the bed and slip on a sun dress and frolic through the town like there is no care in the world.
Seeing how I am kinda loosing the grip of school and hearing the waves of the ocean right at the most important time of the year.... here are some tips to stay focused. Get ready for some rad clip art.
1. Make outlines for all of your exams.
Even if it is math, or a class that doesn't seem to require an outline. Having things in a numerical order from when you learned it really helps, especially for classes like history. And I find that once you have a solid outline and all info pulled together, that is a HUGE weight off your back right then and there.
2. Handwrite EVERYTHING.
If you are anything like me, you'd know that typing is nice because it is faster BUT when you handwrite things it is engraved into your mind much more than anything typed ever is. I am an extremely visual person so when I am taking a test I can remember where on the paper I wrote something and how big or bold etc.
^^ this is my favorite of all the clip arts... just letting you know ^^
3. Remember what this all counts for.
Although summer is SOOO CLOSE! (ahhhh) remember what your exams count for, they are extremely important for college/jobs etc etc. So really sit down and focus focus focus!! Try to do the best you possibly can on your exams because they mean so much. And plus, doesn't everyone love the feeling of success? I know I sure do, getting an A on an exam (so rare) would be probably the best day of my life.
On that note... (ha. get it... "note" like exams...??) I am peace-ing out for now so I can really focus on exams, and don't get distracted by my blog and other beloved blogs.
After the reception at CCV Ann, Henry, Ally and I went back to Ann's house and talked with Ann's family for a little bit but then Ally and I took great opportunity and decided to take a few (tons) of photos of Ann and Henry. PHOTOSHOOT!!
At first they were a little awkward. Well Ally and I were being weird and hyper so it was an expected reaction.
A few selfies and they were photoshoot ready!
Ally is the bomb.com when it comes to photography.
I love this picture of Ally so SO much it's super cool. For some reason I have always liked photos of people taking photos.
It's sad to say that the year is over for the seniors and they are off to college :(
I am going to miss them so so much, I cannot even believe how fast this year has flown by. I will no longer be the freshman, one of young years and an innocent mind. I can now call the upcoming ninth graders, "you little freshmen" Why do we grow up so fast? Some of my best friends were in the senior class this year and they will be gone from my life for long periods of time. Thank goodness for Skype!!
Above are all the graduates, at our school all the girls get all dolled up in gorgeous white dresses and hold daisy bouquets, receiving their diplomas in style.
The Prideaux's reserved two extra seats for Henry and me. Henry is pretty hilarious so we had a good time.
Ann! I am going to miss this chica like CRAZY
Although my senior friends are leaving... I will still have Sunni as my older other half. Pre planned ring candle light partner love youu.
And then there's the clan.
My hat made it's way around...
It definitely made it's way around...
Reseption/Lunch after graduation at the Country Club of Virginia (CCV) super fun.
I am also going to miss Maddy so so much. She is such a fabulous frand. <3
Unfortunately I did not get many/any photos on my camera with Maddy more photos to possibly come.
Some of the seniors like Ann and Maddy and even Henry are my best friends, I am so sad to see them go. We have three months though, let's live it like they are leaving the next morning.