Friday, April 4, 2014

21

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
-Motivation
-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

19

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

Evaluation

 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. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

18

I did not do anything for my blog this week. We had mid winter break and all I did was watch Netflix and I occasionally left my house for food and to hang out with my friends. This week I am trying to work on my project a lot more and get some work done. My goals are to collect more books and games and to find schools to donate them too. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

17

I haven't done much for my project at all this week. I've had many distractions that turn me away from my project. My parents got me a 2014 Jeep Patriot so there has been none stop McDonalds/Taco Bell/7 11 runs with friends. I've been so caught up in all of this new freedom that I have completely forgotten about what's really important. 

My goal for mid winter break is to actually get some work done. I have my own transportation now so it will be a lot easier to contact places that I want to work with. Hopefully this project will get back on tract and I will finish what I started. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

16

My 16th blog post. Ironically, my 16th birthday is tomorrow. It's the typical cliche chick flick event. Taking your road test, getting your license and a car, and the big party. If only I was Molly Ringwald and Justin Henry was waiting for me by a Red Porsche 911 Twin Turbo. I probably won't work on my project at all this weekend because of my birthday and dance practice. 

I've thought about what I'm going to talk about for my presentation. I had this great idea in the beginning of 20 time and I thought that it would be super easy, but turns out, it's the hardest project I've ever had to do in my entire life. It's not your typical "read a book then write an essay " English project. You have to be fully committed and passionate about whatever you're doing, and stay committed the whole time. In my case, I failed to do so. With distractions and family/social complications I haven't been able to complete my project. Hopefully my project will turn around soon.