Sunday, June 8, 2014


1. Overall, what is your opinion of 20 Time based on YOUR experience in class?

My opinion of 20 time is kind of a mixed bag. In the beginning, I truly did like this project. I could do whatever I wanted on Fridays and more importantly I could do whatever project I wanted. But throughout the year, I got bored with my project and began to waste my Fridays instead. 

2. What are some aspects of 20 Time that you think should be adjusted for students next year?

I think that there should be less blog posts next year. To me, they weren't very helpful and more of a waste of time and a hassle. 

3. What are some aspects of 20 Time that should NOT be changed for students next year?

I think the freedom of aspect shouldn't be changed next year. So many students and staff were so intrigued by the idea of it and I think a lot of Honors American Lit students liked that aspect as well. 

4. Is 20 Time something that more students should do in school? Please explain why or why not.

Yes and no for this question. I do think that 20 time is a very cool project and a lot of kids liked it, but the whole "20 percent of your time" aspect of it, was the most difficult part of it. You can't complete a project by just working on it on Fridays, you need to work on it out of school and on the weekends and basically in a lot of your free time. 

5. What advice would you give to students who are doing 20 Time next year?

Actually take time to think about your project before you start. Think to yourself: "what am i passionate about?" I regret the project that I chose and wish that I could've done something different and accomplish a lot more. 

Friday, May 9, 2014


I'm taking time to reflect on my project this year. I don't think I realized how much time I've spent with 20 time this year and how dedicated people really are to this project. A girl just ran a freaking marathon for her project and I'm running a 5K in two weeks for another girls project. I am so unbelievably proud of Mr. Provenzanos honors American lit classes because we have honestly done so much. Regarding my project, I failed, and I'm okay with that. I know I tried my hardest and I know I gave it 110%. But sometimes stuff doesn't work out. 

I've had so many distractions and life altering events that have happened this year. I've witnessed deaths of loved ones, teachers and friends. I've seen my family go thorough cancer and medical emergencies. I got my license, I've been suspended, I've been depressed. Made new friends, lost old ones and so much more. This year has been so ridiculously crazy and I'm barely holding on. With summer approaching and finals only a couple weeks away, 20 time has been the last thing on my mind. Although I appreciate what this project stands for, it just didn't work out for me. Maybe later in life I'll have an opportunity like this and be able to make a change. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sprang Break

I haven't done anything for my project this break. I was in hilton head island, SC and I was a lot more focused on the sun than 20 time. To be honest, I've some of my own writing lately instead. I have had a really rough time lately so I purchased a journal and have been writing everyday. I'm pretty sure my laziness also has a big effect on this project too. I have no motivation whatsoever and that needs to change. 

Hopefully I'll work on my project soon and finish my slides for the ted talk. I know what I'm talking about but I haven't even started it. Wish me luck. I'm trying my best honestly, I just don't know how I'm gonna finish. Maybe I'll find some inspiration this week and I'll become motivated. 

Friday, April 4, 2014


Today I am presenting to the class my 20 time project and what I will be speaking about. The topics that I am 99% sure I am talking about is the importance of education and what I learned from this project. I was very fortunate with my upbringing in schools and I feel that everyone should have that same opportunity as me. What I learned from this project is that if you're passionate about something you really have to be passionate about it. You have to be dedicated and have so much motivation which I really didn't in this case. 

Hopefully the fourth quarter will be a good one and I will have a great rest of the year. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

20 (The Irony)

I have literally done nothing for my 20 time project. I've completely given up on the entire idea of the project and I honestly have no motivation to work on it. Right now I'm thinking about what I should talk about in my presentation. My ideas are:

-Things that you are passionate about
-Failure and how it has taught me a lesson

I think if I think more about these ideas I can come up with something great and have a really good presentation. I want to speak at the TED x event but I know Mr. Provenzano won't pick me because I failed the concept of the project and my project isn't good enough. 

Friday, March 7, 2014


I have done nothing for my project this week. I have been super busy all week with the practice ACT, extra curriculars and dance competitions. I would work on it this weekend but I will be in Walled Lake performing. I'm really disappointed in myself because of the progress of this project. I really had high hopes in the beginning because I thought it would be so successful but it's not. Hopefully this will turn around and I will reach my goals. 

My goal is to donate 100 books to schools in Detroit. I really am passionate about this and would love to see this work out. 

Friday, February 28, 2014


 20 time has been a completely out of the ordinary project. There is no rubric or guidelines, you make the rules. What I like about this project is that we get time every Friday to work on our projects. I also like how I got to pick my project. I decided what I wanted to do and my teacher didn't have any influence on me whatsoever. What I don't necessarily not like anything about this project, I just don't like how I can't spend as much time as I wish I could on it. With 6 other classes, sports and attempting to have some type of a social life, it gets pretty hectic to try and find time to work on it. 

What I want to change about my project is the effort I put into it. I really want to accomplish a lot more than I have and to feel proud of myself. I feel like I have been slacking off all year and I really need to set things straight and meet my goals.