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#StoryTimeSaturday: A childhood fear.

Published January 24, 2015 by GenYMission

Good afternoon my dear readers. Having a good weekend? Or just day in general if you happen to be reading this on a Monday through Friday?

I thought I should post something today even though I don’t have an update on my schedule or an answer to the previous question I asked. Besides, it”s the weekend, and weekends deserve something light. Something I can look forward to writing instead of me just ranting and spilling my stresses or whatever.

Therefor, I’ve decided to start a routine weekend posting called #StorytimeSaturdays! (Yes, I just used a #hashtag)

So each Saturday, instead of telling you what happened this week, I will tell you a story.

It’s true that technically telling you about what happened in my life today or yesterday or whenever is technically a story, but for Story Time Saturdays, I will either reach back a little farther and tell you about an interesting story that has happened at least a year ago, or I will make up a story.

This is the first official Story Time Saturday, so in honor of that, it will be a real story.

I had some very irrational fears as a child.

Some of them had some really legitimate reasons for why I was deathly afraid of them.

One of these totally acceptable fears started when I was two years old. My mom and I were in the bathroom at the mall. I had never really experienced the trauma of automatic flush toilets before then, so I had no idea what was coming.

I was just sitting on the potty, and it flushed! with no explanation, WHILE I WAS SITTING ON IT!!!

I proceeded to slide across the bathroom floor on my knees, and public bathrooms became the epitome of terrifying for the next 5 years.

I wouldn’t use any public bathroom that I wasn’t used to, so, this caused some issues when we were traveling.

My Mom would have to say something like “Yes child, remember, you used this bathroom back 100 miles ago”

Apparently this fear was so severe, that when I was 5 I had to go to a therapist because of it.

And the first one failed to cure me of my fear, and just thought I was so troubled I got sent to a different therapist.

After a time, my parents stopped sending me to a therapist and I got over the fear when I was like 7 or 8.

I’m pretty sure it was a traumatizing length of time for my parents too.

So, readers, I hope you enjoyed my StoryTime Saturday, and I look forward to blogging again.

Scheduling is boggling my mind

Published January 23, 2015 by GenYMission

Alright, so it has been a few days since I last blogged.

I will try really hard for that never to turn into a few weeks or months.

However, remember I am in high school and am pretty bad at time management, but I will still try.

On to other things!

My high school does this thing with their schedule called “blocked scheduling” and what that means is we have four classes a day, each an hour and a half long. Lunch is divided into 3 parts. Each lunch is 30 minutes long, and the classes held during this time have bells ring at different times. With this type of schedule, most classes are only a semester long, with a few that are full year, and some that are only a quarter long.

My schedule as it stands consists of an Algebra 2 and trigonometry combined math course, an Anatomy and physiology 2 science course, a chemistry science course and a study hall.

I really don’t know what I was thinking when I added that extra science course into my schedule. Chemistry is required as a junior, but A&P 2 isn’t.

I was in A&P 1 last semester and loved it, however I was also in English and choir. My right brained classes were balancing me.

(Right brained class: Classes that let you think creatively, and thoughtfully, Language and fine arts classes are right brained classes. Left brained classes are classes that are more logic based, like science and math)

This semester I really don’t have any right brained classes to balance myself out. Every semester until now, I have had at least 2, and suddenly I’m stranded with no balance.

Where was I going with this?

Oh yeah, I decided I needed to Ā change it and that is what I have been trying to do this week. Meaning I am trying to switch Anatomy for Spanish.

Not only because of the whole right brain balance thing, but also because the other few students in there move at a much faster pace than I do, and if I don’t understand something, I’m probably the only one who doesn’t understand it. There are many other reasons I have decided to make this change as well.

To be honest, this is a really stressful process. I mean I had to explain to the principal why I wanted to do this, and I am not good with words in front of people.

Also, changing things is really stressful anyways am I right? We are creatures of habit.

Anyways, the principal sent me off, telling me not to make a decision until Monday.

I think I already have.

But I struggle with the thought, “How do I know what God wants me to do?” Because I know he has a plan for my life, and I don’t want to mess that up. I want to make the right choice.

I’ll keep you posted about how this turns out, and if I find an answer to the above question, I will let you know.

Until then, or at least until I think of something else to blog about. šŸ™‚

A summary of my previous thoughts on high school

Published January 19, 2015 by GenYMission

Alright, my blog has been up for a whole day now! A little longer than 24 hours actually… I’m not like, counting or anything, seriously. I’ll get over it…

Anyways, somebody asked me a question Via blog jar already, something like how has my past high school experience been. Since this is a blog about my current high school experience, or at least that is a part of the theme of this blog, I suppose it would be good to give you some background of my past high school experience.

I think I will pretend to be an inquisitive reader again, that seemed to make it interesting, maybe not though, so if you hate that I do this, please tell me. ( TheĀ Bold, Italicized words are the questions I pretend people ask me)

And once people start asking me questions, I won’t have to pretend anymore… as much.

Anyways, here we go:

So, you’re a Junior in high school. Great. So, what can you tell us about your first day of high school as a Freshman?

Oh boy, what a great question! Let’s see, I am pretty sure as I got out of my mom’s car and walked towards the building I was awed to be an official 9th grader.

As soon as I walked into the building, I was suddenly aware that I was unsure where I fit in. The fact that all 4 grades attending this building were mingled together in one area overwhelmed me.

When the bell rang the hallway was absolute insanity, and I quickly named the high school “The big, scary high school” As it was big, and frankly I found it scary. I continued to call it that for the next two years

. When lunch time came, it was another overwhelming experience, I had no idea where a lone freshman would fit into a high school cafeteria, so I scurried to find a table with other freshman.

I remember distinctly going to choir and the director screamed across the room.

Anyways, I managed to survive my first day of high school and after I fell into the routine, the other days were alright too.

So describe your thoughts over the course of your freshman year. How does this compare to your thoughts as a sophomore, and now, as a junior?

Freshman me:

“I’m so excited to be here!!!!!”

“I’m in the big scary high school now!”

“Oh wow a senior is talking to me!!!!”

“Can I initiate conversations with seniors?”

“I love this place!!! Except the hallways, they are scary”

“I am pretty convinced that seniors eat the souls of Freshman”

“I also do not like the cafeteria”

Ironically enough I did end up befriending a few seniors that year, I look back on my freshman thoughts and I’m convinced I was a total airhead…. Or I watched way to many high school horror stories

Sophomore me:

“I’m still pretty terrified of this place”

“I’m so less enthusiastic than I was as a freshman”

“I don’t like this class!”

“I hate the cafeteria”

“Some of my peers drive me crazy”

“The teachers are alright”

“Why am I in THIS school”

“Why am I in THIS class”

“I’m just going to sit at the back of the room with my group, and we are going to make pointless use of paper”

“GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!”

Obviously I was not too happy about anything as a sophomore, in fact about the only people I liked to talk too, was teachers, my geometry table, people in choirĀ people and my youth group.

Me Now:

“I really love learning”

“I love this class”

“Hooray, I have a study hall!”

“Aww, I had to drop choir”

“I don’t have quite a skewed sense of how high school works anymore.”

“I have friends”

Anyways, my thoughts are pretty different from Freshman year, I struggle still in some areas, but at least I still don’t think that seniors eat the souls of freshman (What a problem that would be next year…)

I got over the thoughts that overwhelmed my mind last year and found that I really like to learn and I have actually come to love my school and my class.

That is really how my thoughts went, without getting too specific.

Thank you for reading, and feel free to leave a question.

INTRODUCING —> UNTAINTED AND ODD!!!

Published January 18, 2015 by GenYMission

Hello World! I am your blogger.

Untainted and Odd is my blog, and you are reading it. This is the firstĀ blog-post on this blog, so I wanted to tell you a little about this blog first.

TheĀ bold italicized wordsĀ in this post represent possible questions you may have as you are reading it.

Basically it is me pretending to be an inquisitive reader of my blog as I’m writing it.

Wait a second! Don’t we get a name? What are we supposed to call you?

Alright you want a name for me? Try Untainted and Odd, that’s the name of the blog, so if for whatever reason you want to call me something, call me that. If it’s to long, you can just call me Untainted.

Well that’s silly! why won’t you just give us your real name?

Oh, that’s an easy one! I enjoy hiding behind this identity. I’m an introvert you see, and as an introvert, it is difficult for me to put myself out there. But I do have a part of me that wants to connect with new people, and that is part of the reason I made this blog.

Okay, maybe you really didn’t think the above bold and italicized thoughts, but I really am not about to give out my real name.

Okay, well, why did you start this blog in the first place?

Well, I started it because I wanted to share some of my thoughts with people. Mostly teenagers like myself. I’m sure I am not the only teenager who dislikes dirty humor, swear words etc. Being an introvert, It’s hard to do that in the offline world. So this blog was started to share my thoughts and I am not sure what it will grow into.

What types of things can we expect to see on this blog?

All kinds. I will have some stories when something worth sharing happens in high school, I will share information from certain topics if you want, I’ll answer questions, (I might even make up questions to answer again like I’m doing now) Depending on my mood, I might post some encouraging words and stuff too. Other than that, I don’t really have a specific plan for what this blog will turn into.

Any last words

Yes! If you have a specific topic you want me to post about, either leave it in the comments, or in the “Blog Jar”

That is also where you can contact me if you have a blog request you want to be more private.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day! šŸ™‚