My youngest daughter is turning into quite the little “go-getter.” As soon as school ended, she realized that she would have to take start taking all of the standardized college tests (SAT, ACT) in the Fall.
If she wanted to do well on them, she would have to know Algebra and Chemistry. The problem is that she was scheduled to take them during her Senior year.
She grabbed the bull by the horns and signed up for an Algebra 2 class in summer school AND a dual credit (high school and college) Chemistry class at the junior college.
The Algebra 2 class has been meeting 5 hours per day, 5 days per week; the Chemistry class 3 hours per day, 4 days per week.
On top of that, she has not one, but TWO jobs. She works at an animal hospital on Saturday mornings and at a nice restaurant two to four nights per week! She has been one busy little beaver this summer!
Everything seemed to be going perfectly until this week.
On Wednesday night, she calculated that she had 30 hours of algebra to do by Friday morning! She also had to study for Chemistry because the final was Thursday afternoon! To further complicate things, she could not find ANYONE to take her shift at the restaurant that night!
I gave her the same advice I have given to everyone who faces “impossible” circumstances: Don’t worry about how you are going to accomplish this. JUST DO THE NEXT THING!
She did…studying 16 hours the next day.
She went into the Chemistry final with a low B average and the Algebra 2 final with a high B/low A. Through a delightful series of unexpected changes in circumstances, she ended up with an A’s in both classes! Yahoo!!!