I know I haven't blogged very much on here as I planned to. To be honest, this is about the seventh time I've tried coming up with something to write over the past year or so. It's not that it's hard to write about Bronx Science. It's hard to come up with where to start.
As an incoming freshman, I was super excited about starting out high school that I got distracted from anything else but studying and making new friends. I'm not exactly sure where my sophomore year went. And junior year flew by so quickly.
A large part of being in Bronx Science is trying to manage time between school work, social life, and your hobbies. You get the advantage of being told from the start that these four years of high school is building a profile of who you are to colleges. Of course, you start to freak out and try to do everything. At least, that's what happened for me. I took every AP I possibly could, and even dropped lunch so I could. Somehow, I ended up being vice president of two clubs where I have to somehow manage and entertain 50 people each Wednesday and Thursday. Any free time I have after school would be either for meeting up with my Intel mentor or hanging out with friends. Then at the end of the day, I come home to make food for my three younger siblings, do homework, and pass out. Not always in that order.
I look over to my sister who is in a non-specialized, regular high school just 30 minutes away from our house. She has first period free and wakes up at 8 AM. I come home to see her finish her homework in no time at all, and spends the rest of her evening playing video games and taking naps. Everything about her feels so chill. She didn't even know what an AP class was... It sometimes makes me wonder, why didn't I take this route? I wouldn't have to wake up at 5:30 AM, just to barely get ready in time to make the 6:12 AM bus, so I can get to school super darn early at 7:30 AM (or else take the 6:30 bus and be late to school by 10 minutes...stupid MTA !!). I wouldn't be drowning in homework and I could have more time to focus on hobbies too (like video game and napping haha). My grades wouldn't be drowning either.. lol.
When I take a step back to breathe, I don't regret a single thing.
Not to bash on my sister (i adore her... sometimes), there's a big difference in stories we can share during those family trips to relatives you don't really know. As a senior now (still feeling like a freshy tbh lol), it felt like these years have passed by SO quickly, but I've also done so much. I'm surrounded with people who care about the future and teachers who prepare me for it.
If you come to Bronx Science, you will be told about two things:
It's hell and home.