I Fear

Failure used to be my number one fear. I think it’s the same for most high schoolers. “What are you afraid of?” they say. “You have nothing to lose, right?” they say. “You can’t be perfect. Stop trying,” they tell me. Never having a B in my life, never being yelled at for a big mistake, or never failing to get recognition for something has made me vulnerable to the idea of failure. I’m sure a lot of students would agree with me. Still, I came to realize recently that without failure, people can’t improve. There’s always going to be people better than you and if you’re oblivious to this fact, you’re practically living a life full of lies. I mean, what’s the point of living 60 or 70 more years if you’re already perfect?

Between the Cake Layers

People have fears. Fears are a part of human nature.

Some people have arachnophobia, a fear of spiders.

Others have acrophobia, a fear of heights.

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Just another day at track practice

This one’s really quick but I wanted to get this out since it happened pretty recently 🙂 A few months ago, I joined my school’s track team and I currently do pole vault and long/triple jumps. For those of you that don’t know what they are, here’s a quick video.

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Art of listening

Christmas is coming up really soon, and my heart gets warmer and warmer as each day counts down to the 25th. Small things make me happy and it cancels out the depressing factor of school. (Just one more week, you got this!)

In my English class, our teacher wanted us to notice the small things in our everyday life and take quick notes on them. And I did notice few things: my chemistry teacher having no makeup on Monday (and her makeup is always on point), students being exceptionally happy and joyful on Fridays, or the sky looking like a painting with the gray touch of the brush being the clouds.


Taking a morning walk and noticing that the sky is a giant painting.

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Beginning of a Short Journey

Hello! I’m moreofatortoise 🙂 I got my name from the fable The Tortoise and the Hare. I decided to start a blog and share my experiences with you. Enjoy!

Everyone talks about time management. There are many books about it and although this seems cliche, I’ll be writing about my personal experiences with my inability to control time. Most people don’t understand this. We all want to get out of the bad habit in our lives. We all think, “I’ll do that later,” or “I’ll start tomorrow.” And the truth is, they never do!

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