Hello again. It’s been around 6 months since writing my CAS goals, and thanks to Ms. ‘Rona, a lot has changed :
My interests have changed, my motivation has changed, possibilities have changed, I’ve changed, and I mean we still aren’t even back in school. Because of all of this, I wanted to re-visit my goals and make a few changes to them.
Original creativity goals: complete mural wall, join the yearbook ASA, and create my own coloring book out of my own pictures (possibly as a CAS project )
I have yet to finish my mural wall, but I am still slowly making progress on it. It’s what I like to do when I’m bored or in need of a break from homework on the weekends. Although I didn’t join at the beginning of the year, I have just recently joined the yearbook committee and will be starting it on February 16. I think it’s going to be a bit of a creative struggle at first because I am well, not very “artsy” but we’ll see how it goes. As for my coloring book idea, I don’t want to do it anymore. It’s mainly because I’m not very interested in coloring anymore but also because I’ve come up with another idea for a possible CAS project. The new idea is to create a Podcast. I’m still researching how to do this, but I want to make a podcast for third culture kids like me to remind them that they’re not the only ones living the lifestyle. This pandemic has made me feel alone on so many levels, but the most recent thought I had about being alone was about living overseas. Being someone who has lived overseas their whole life has its perks, but it’s also really really hard. We don’t have a “normal” life (duh), as soon as we get settled we move, and we become professional new kids. But it’s also just the little things that I get upset about. For example, all my friends have their driver’s licenses, they have the security of living in the same place they want, they’ve already toured colleges, and most of them know what they want the rest of their lives to look like. As stupid and stereotypical as this all sounds, it’s easy to forget that there are other kids living like me all over the world and that we all have similar experiences that we can relate to as well as unique ones that set us appart. Sooo I want to create a podcast made by TCK’s for TCK’s. My initial idea is to bring friends and people that I’ve met from all over the world to talk about common topics for kids like me such as the IB, being a new kid, the silly but exciting things about going back to their home country, experiences from our lies, and also have some episodes where we talk about a certain country and how life was there. I just want to make something that people can come back to in order to relate to something and someone but to also remind them that so many kids are going through this too.
Original activity goals: Swimming at Gregory’s road or SAISA swimming and Home workouts
To be completely honest, I haven’t done very well with activity in the last few weeks. Prior to now though, I was doing really well. I swam at Gregory’s road during December break just to get some exercise but now that school has started again, I don’t have very much time for swimming anymore. I also went on runs and walks with my dog through my neighborhoods. the relationship I have with exercise now is um… questionable. I have days where I wake up at 6 am and go for a walk or run through the empty streets of my neighborhood and then do an hour’s worth of video workouts AND then play sports with my family. These days are rare. On a normal day, I wake up and think about doing a cardio or HIIT or ab workout and then decide I’ll do it later…but I never do because I have homework. Thankfully, my mom is very encouraging so we do workouts together before dinner and play badminton in the yard whenever we have free time, so she is currently my source of motivation and the reason I’m exercising. In terms of my goals, I just want to stick to my home workout one and just try to work out every day. I think the ways to make me motivated are my mom and music so I have created a few workout playlists to keep me interested in working out.
Original service goals: join a club, help around the house
Service now: I’ve stuck to these and carried them out!! I joined the swimming service called Gecko inc. and despite not being able to do anything normal, we have come up with new ways we can give service to people. To do this, we are in the middle of creating our three swimming skills videos. We have just finished the beginner skills and now just have to film and finish the intermediate and advanced swimming skills videos. I learned very recently that the seniors are done with service in march and then the juniors take over, but I think it’s going to be fun to take over the service group with some of my friends. Being stuck at home for the past 5ish months has made helping around the house so easy. I help by making my bed, doing the dishes, walking the dog, helping with the gardening, and sometimes sweeping the floors.