#Studyblrs get real
This year, I aced all my classes while taking every honors class available. My weighted GPA ended up being WELL over a 4.0 and I got on the Headmaster’s list (95 or above average )every quarter. Everyone was so happy for me and always says how smart I am.
But what people don’t see is this:
•me being in no sports and only one extracurricular activity so I had more time to do work
•me doing homework from the moment I get home to the moment I go to sleep, with little to no family interaction or free time
•me struggling to keep friendships up and distancing myself from others
•all the times I’ve cried myself to sleep from stress or had complete breakdowns.
•the times I’ve had to make a doctors appointment and miss school so I could have extra time to work on something I just COULDN’T. DO.
•all the times people haven’t taken my problems seriously because “oh you shouldn’t be complaining” “if it’s so much work, why did you take all honors then?”“oh boo hoo being smart must be so hard”
•the added struggle of doing what I do with ADHD
people always forget the fact that I work my BUTT off every single day to get where I am. I’m not truly “smart”/“gifted”. I just put in SO much effort. I have to do extra to make up for my ADHD. Additionally, I have a bunch of health problems. I don’t have the privilege of skipping sleep to work on stuff the night before, eating crap, etc. people legitimately make fun of me (whether they mean to or not) for taking such good care of myself. Well guess what: I HAVE to. I already get sick all the time, so imagine if I didn’t take every possible step to be organized and healthy. And I don’t even have a JOB right now.
In the end though, I KNOW it will all pay off. I WILL (hopefully) get scholarships, get accepted to s good college. I don’t have a college fund because my family has been poor for a long time and most of the money that could go to it goes to my private school. We will soon see what ends up happening to me school wise, but for now just keep this in mind:
Don’t let appearances fool you.