Monday, June 7, 2010

My summer holidays

The weather feels wonderful today , so I thought I'd post a little update.

First, I'll mention the board results. My CGPA is *drumroll*.......9.2. Despite the fact that MANY students got more than I did, the amount of congratulations I've received was frankly surprising. Still, not complaining. I did better than I expected in some subjects and worse in others, so overall I feel sort of mixed.

My first action as a vacationer was to fulfil my quota of complaining. Luckily, there weren't many power cuts, but the heat and lack of rain made up for it all *sigh*. Besides, I also complained that I would get bored in the holidays. I'd already had holidays before the boards, for almost two months. So here was another huge block of time to waste and regret later. Well, I thought, that's exactly what I'm not going to do. So I started the holidays in  a determined frame of mind: list of daily tasks, weekly goals and a constant stream of new material (books, music and movies). I started off with "7 habits of highly effective teens" by Sean Covey (A very good book, which I would definitely recommend to everyone). I'd made lots of plans for the holidays: new things to learn, new habits to implement, new changes to make and tasks to complete.

I started with my holiday homework straight away and as it turns out, it was a good thing I did, because this way I've been able to manage everything so far in stages. There's still quite a bit to do, but I'm sure I can finish well.

In the meantime, I've been able to visit family members and new places. I've also visited my school twice and met with my teachers. I'm also learning the piano though lessons on the internet.

Well, in essentials, that's about it. But don't worry, I'll be putting up a couple of poems about some of the different moments of my vacation so far. I hope you'll like them, but until then, hope you're having a wonderful summer!

                                                    I just liked the picture :)

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Vivarjitha said...

wow...congrats....for 9.2....nd i'd really luv to read d book u've mentioned...and gud luck with ur piano lessons...OMG...i've never carried out my plans well...i only plan...dunno why...never able to execute it completely!!!...have fun!!!

Charu said...

@Vivarjitha: Thanks. I'm sure you'll love that book. It's a good one. As for the piano lessons, I just have to make sure I don't give up halfway or something.

Hope you're having a good holiday!

Thousif Raza said...

wow so many things have been going for you, gr8.... :)

welll you have been using your time in the best manner possible, unlike me who is not even touching his books even though he has xams after 5 days :P....

enjoy charu, because holz are the best days of student life :)

Charu said...

@Thousif: Thanks! As for the exams, I am sure natural talent will get you through, provided it's a talent in last minute cramming ;) Still, best of luck for them!