Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What have I been up to lately?

Yay! I've finished all my exams! (ish - I'm going to have to resit a few, but that's no biggie.) So, as I have obviously got myself a well-earned break, I have hardly had two minutes peace since finishing. So what have I been doing? Let me see...
Firstly there's the gym. I went to see the gym owner last week and all my fears were totally unfounded. Not only was she happy to see me, but she wants me to get my behind back into shape asap so that i can start doing classes again. But here's the best bit: she's going to pay me this time. Woohoo! So I'm going to aerobics classes for free at the mo, and to be honest, I'm already part instructing them. She helps me along, cos I'm still a bit rusty, but I'm most definitely back in training! And, I'm sore. Oh boy am I sore. I'm going to be soooo much more sympathetic to the newbies in future - cos my legs simply aint functioning like they're supposed to.
Secondly there's the work. I took time off for my exams and now have a veritable mountain to catch up on. I'm almost there. I hope. But it's stressing me out being so behind - I feel like a total schmuck for not just getting it all done, and for being late on my deadlines. It's so unprofessional, and I hate it. I want to do my job properly, is that so hard? At the moment, yes, it seems.
Thirdly there's the english revision lessons. A neighbour has her Baccaulareate coming up in a couple of weeks - less now - and yours truly has agreed to help her with her revision. I don't mind helping someone out by going through their past papers and/or explaining stuff from their books that they don't understand or going through exercises, etc, but this isn't like that. She's got a very low level of English, which is hard to deal with and she's been failing the subject for a while now. Then there's the lack of preparation she's been doing - she's even turned up once without so much as paper to take notes on. Which brings me to the next thing: even when she does have pen and paper she doesn't take much notes. Now, if the student don't make an effort than that isn't my fault, but if she comes with nothing and I have to have a lesson planned, that aint on. It's not like I'm getting paid, or even that I'm a teacher, so i simply don't know what to cover with her. I just hope i get rewarded for it - that's the only reason I'm doing it: for Allah.
Fourthly, a girl has to have some sort of social life. So, I've spent a long weekend at my aunt's place with my cousin, I've spent a morning shopping and have gone to the hairdressers twice (once a cut, and then I decided to get rid of my hairdye and go back to natural, so i had the colour bleached back. And i am never doing that again - so bad for my hair!). And I'm going to uni to meet up with friends tomorrow, and then to my aunt's again the day after, for the weekend.
To be perfectly honest, I can't maintain this kinda speed/chaos in my life for long before going crazy. Even now, I'm already holding on to the fact that the Baccaulareate exams will be over soon and that if I stick with my work, I'll be working great by the end of next week. But I have enjoyed the variety of the chaos - it's not been dull, at any rate! I just wish the weather would improve, then I could start planning my summer.

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