(I tried to post a picture, but it wouldn't work, so I will try at a later date)
This week I learned that it is okay to take a break from everything by take a day for yourself. Last weekend was really busy for me so I was exhausted coming into this week. I intended on being at school for 1st and 2nd hour on Monday, however I slept in way too late and ended up coming for the last part of the day. Tuesday was a blessing. I took the entire day to myself, I only did what I wanted to do, and did it on my own schedule. Honestly it was one of the best days I have had in a while and I wish I could have more days like that. It was just really refreshing to have a day to myself and be able to choose what I wanted to do instead of being on a schedule. Tuesday just helped me to realize that it is okay to take a day off if you need it. It is better to be rested, calm, and centered, rather than pushing yourself to your mental/physical limit.
As for the academic side of things, I learned more about revising writing. I already knew that revisions and editing were important to the writing process, but this week really engraved that into my mind. Editing and revising are probably the most important part of writing an essay. Whether it is doing it your own work, or having someone else do it, a lot of time should always be set aside for this process. I feel that just in these past 6 weeks I have gotten better at editing my own work, along with other people's work. I feel that I learned a lot during the process of writing my college application essays. Seeing the revisions that Ben and my sister made on my essays helped me see what I need to work on. Their suggestions also helped me learn how to revise other peoples essays, and showed me how to critique.Overall is was a really productive week. Time management and editing skills are being worked on and perfected (which I am really excited about). And taking more time for myself is on my radar as well.