Once upon a time, in the small city of North America, there lived a young, athletic, and musical girl named KChan. Living in a safe environment with supportive parents, helpful sisters offering useful advice and caring friends who stuck with her each step of the way, she was quite happy. However, like any regular teenage girl, her life wasn’t perfect. Her dislikes of course contributed a bit to the imperfectness of her life. Some of them such as repetitive chores constantly needing to be done, annoying TV commercials, disgusting gum hanging under desks, gross bugs buzzing around, and dragging her heavy 20 pound tenor saxophone home were just a few of her dislikes she especially didn’t enjoy.
One of her largest dislikes was receiving enormous amounts of homework all at once which would completely cover her agenda in a blanket of words and fill her schedule full to the top. Whenever this happened she would have to juggle that immense pile of homework fitting it in between piano, band, theory homework, badminton, volleyball, school clubs, and extra math homework. It became a difficult and tiring task to manage so many activities especially when they already made several interferences and “head on collisions” with each other. It left her no time for her hobbies like playing Wii, watching movies, or spending time with her friends. During those stressful and depressing days when all she had time to do was work, at least sleeping, music, food and sports would do a great deal to liven her spirits. Fortunately she learned to be organized and to manage her time in which her life wouldn’t revolve around homework and she could have fun.
Having to go through such busy schedules caused her to develop a pet peeve for people who complained they had too much homework when really they had no evening activities and all the time in the world. They weren’t the ones who finally returned home late at 8 in the evening and then have to squeeze in their homework. Nor did they have to observe their busy schedule and wonder if they were going to survive the next few days. Yet, for some strange reason, they were still found rambling on about all the things they had to do.
Today, as Kara continues to make improvements on her organization and time managing skills, her academic goals for the future are to make it into advanced placement for math and achieve high marks throughout the year for her report card. Her personal goals are to score high on her piano exam, get awards at the athletic banquet and keep her messy room neat, which is cluttered with clothing and souvenirs from around the world. Of course, she knows that in our world there is no such thing as a happily ever after but she hopes for the best as she travels through a journey packed with day to day struggles and obstacles that the world calls life.