Lyrical Scene

I’ve been trying to make it home
Got to make it, before too long
Ooh, I can’t take this very much longer, no
I’m stranded, in the sleet and rain
Don’t think I’m ever gonna make it home again
The mornin’ sun is risin’
It’s kissin’ the day away
Oh, the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’
I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow
-“Wheel in the Sky” – Journey
The Wheel in the Sky controls the fate of us all. It keeps turning, life keeps moving, and we find ourselves somewhere new every day. We have to pick ourselves up and go with it, or we will be swept off our feet into somewhere or something that we have no idea how to cope with.
The Wheel in the Sky keeps turning. Do your best to be on your feet tomorrow.

Genius Hour Update

My genius hour has been going great. I’ve been researching the muscles involved in a vertical jump, and I have a better understanding of them. This will be useful, because I am planning on creating a workout plan soon.

Genius Hour Project

My childhood dream has always been to dunk.

For my genius hour project, I will be creating a workout plan for people who have dreams similar to mine (typically involved with vertical jump). First, I will be researching the muscles involved with a vertical jump-how they work, how to keep them healthy, and most importantly, how to work them out. Once I do that, I will then create a workout plan and post it.

It should be helpful to those who want to increase their vertical jump.

New Beginnings

There are a lot of things I would like to do this year, but it boils down to two things.

First, I need to stay on top of my assignments at school. Nothing that I’ve done is particularly difficult, but it is my own laziness that gets me into difficult situations with grades.

Second, I want to have a double figure game in a basketball game this season, maybe even a triple double. If I can do that, then I might be able to make the school team next year, if the opportunity presents itself. If not, then it will still earn me more minutes for the rest of this season and in years to come.

It’s easy to make goals. Everyone does it every year. The hard part is sticking with those goals and reaching the end successfully. My final goal is to stick with my other goals… if that makes sense.

Forest Sharks story

I’m running through a forest. It is seemingly endless. I’m trying to avoid the sharks. Yes, sharks. In a forest. They’re swimming… no, flying? They’re¬†floating¬†through the air, but at intense speeds. The last time I encountered one, I barely escaped. I don’t think I’ll be so lucky next time.

But I keep running. There’s nothing else to do. At least when running, there’s the hope you’ll eventually find your way out.

Something darts around a tree; I barely notice it out of the corner of my eye. Another one. Hopefully it didn’t notice me. I crane my neck to get another look. This time, it emerges from behind the tree. The speed is astonishing. It is already halfway to me before I can make myself start running again. I notice something different about this shark. There is something stained on its teeth. I turn around yet again to get a look at the beast. I stare at the teeth of the shark.

Blood. And it looks fresh.

Is that what happened to James? “No. Don’t even start thinking like that. You will find him, and you will make it out alive.” I’ve realized why people talk to themselves. Its comforting. In a strange way. Even when you’re doomed to be killed in a forest full of sharks.

I push myself ahead. I can keep up the pace for a little while longer. I just need to find James.

All I do is Win, Win Win…

Winning is something everyone wants to do. But how do you do it? There are a few keys to getting it done.

1. Be on top of your game. You can’t win if you don’t know what you’re doing.

2. Look ahead to the goal. Make sure you are keeping the end in sight to motivate you.

3. Stay cool, calm, and collected. You can’t lose your head under pressure.

4. Trust others. You don’t have to get the job done all by yourself.

5. Remember that even in losses, there is something you’ve already won. Winning can be different than what you thought.

Dreams

I have a lot of dreams. I dream to be the MVP of an important basketball game. I dream to be rich (who doesn’t, come on now). I dream to publish a book.

Everyone dreams of something. The difference between people is the fact that some people aren’t willing to work to reach their dreams. To be rich, I need to get a high paying job. To get a high paying job I need a degree. To get a degree, I need good grades so I can be accepted into a university. To be the MVP of a basketball game, I need to play well, and to play well, I need to practice. To publish a book, I actually need to write.

Do I do these things that I need to? Not always. But the important thing is that I know what I need to do to reach my dreams, and I try to do those things.

A dreamer can’t become anything without working hard.