Monday, May 11, 2015
Overall I really liked 20 time this year, I was a bit sceptical at first because I did not really think that I would find a subject to do it on. Lookin back on it I should have just picked something better than sailing, like helping out at the hospital or rasing money for an organization. This would have made it easier to get a meaningful message across. I should have changed mine a couple weeks after I chose it, instead I was too scared because I thought I would not have enough time. Why I would change for next year is that I would tell the kids that if you don't like your idea at first, then change it as soon as possible because it will be much easier to do the talk in the long run. Also I would tell the future 20 TIME kids not to do sailing because it is quite hard to do anything in the winter, I was stuck to read books about sailing which was quite boring. It is also hard to connect it to anything and for the longest time I was stuck with nothing to do or say. Also, if I could do this all over again I would first start to think about what the message was going to be before I even did it. Overall I really liked the idea of 20 TIME, it's just that I wish I chose an idea that impacted many more lives.
Monday, April 20, 2015
As the year is coming to a close as the 4th quarter is starting the thought of the presentation is becoming more and more terrifying. I do not really talking in front of people I do not really no, let alone people I do know. but the good thing is that I think that I know what I am going to talk about, the only hard thing is to keep the idea going for 8-10 mins. I am going to talk about how learning something can make not only your life better, but i can make the difference to the people around you. I came up with this idea when I thought how stressful my family's life is and how we need to do something to just relax. Learning how to sail makes not only my life better but it makes my family's life less stressful.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
My project is still at a stand still, I have only been talking to my aunt and looking up sailing vidoes on YouTube. The good thing is that the ice is starting to clear up pretty quickly, although the month of March can be pretty unpredictable. Still don't know what to do with the speech of my project, I don't know the angle that I'm going to take and not sure when I'm going to know. Other kids are going to hospitals and organizing marathons or school events. To me this is an easy way to do the speech and I took the hard way without even knowing it. I guess this will be the biggest challenge for my English class and also 30% of my grade. Still scared of what's going to happen and how this will tuen out for me.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
I have kept on talking to my aunt this past couple weeks and to be honest there is only so much progress you can make when I am only talking about sailing and not even doing anything. I guess I will just have to wait until the spring comes and get out on the water. Also this is basically a do or die situation, either I know how to sail or I don't. Furthermore I don't even know how I am going to start the project, this is suppose to be something that changes your life and or someone else's, and this barley effects mine. It is way too late to change the project and I have to make the best of this, I just do not know how to turn this into a life changing experience. I will just have to wait until the water gets warmer and get out on the water.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
During the Mid-winter break I did not meet up with my aunt, she did not have any times to meet up that matched my times where I was a free. Instead of just being mad that I did not get to meet with my aunt, I went online and looked up as many videos of sailing possible. Most were very long and said the same things over and over again, but there were some that really informed me about the basics of sailing and made it quite entertaining. Although I did not get a chance to meet up with my aunt, I did text her back and forth about the date to go on the water. She does not know the exact week or day because of the harsh months of winter we have been having. I think that I will just meet up with her at Starbucks or someplace for an hour or two this week just to learn somethings that she learned over the years.
Friday, February 6, 2015
I have made a jump in my progress as I scheduled a meeting with my aunt that is a experienced sailer for a couple of days of the midwinter break. This means that I will go to her house with my mom for a couple of nights and just talk on what I need to know about sailing. This is a small but crucial step for me to learn how to sail. I think that we will do this many times before the spring season where I will start to go on the water with my aunt and mom. The project is not really stressful right now but I think that in a couple of weeks that I will be bombarded with a ton of work. That is because I can only do so much right now because there is ice in the water and it is freezing cold outside. I just remembered that I would need to get a boating license, I was freaked out on that it would take forever to get, but then I remembered that I got my license in the 7th grade. Now the only challenge is to find where that license is.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
It's sad to say that not much has gone on during the break we have had during the holidays. I could make the excuse that I cannot make a lot of progress with sailing during the winter because of the fact that you cannot sail in the winter. I do know that my mom is totally on board with the whole sailing part because she has never sailed and has always wanted to learn. My best bet of learning how to sail right now is still with my Aunt, who owns a sail boat and is willing to teach me it for free. It is a quite small sailboat and would be great for first-timers like my self. I am not sure though on what i should say for my speech at the end of the year. I know that it should be about what you learned through the project and it should be something valuable, but I don't know how to tie the whole project up. I could mention how the things you learn could not just only help yourself, but others as well. I got that idea with the fact that my mom has always wanted to learn how to sail as a child, and with the help of this project, is allowing her dream to come true. But I don't think that is deep enough and I will have to go digging some more in my thoughts to gets some good ideas. But to wrap this all up I have not done much this break and will do more and more each week, so when it does get warmer outside, I can get out on St.Clair.