Journal Entry – English Class 11.22.1991

Theme: They say when I was little I used to

Finally the weekend.  Another week gone by thank God.  This has been one of the busiest weeks of my life.  Basketball, homework and school.  The only thing is that tomorrow I still have to get up for basketball tryouts.  We have three more days of tryouts.  

Journal Entry – English Class 11.21.1991

Theme: The way I would change the school if anyone would listen to me

Today it’s raining and I have basketball tryouts.  I hope I get on the team but if I don’t it doesn’t matter because I can always do wrestling.  I don’t really care what I’m doing as long as I’m doing something.  I can’t wait for the weekend because I can relax and not have to worry about anything.  The only things I”m worried about now is Religion because I got a 49 on my test and Spanish because I failed a test but there is a retest.  Today we get out at 1:40 but it doesn’t matter because I”m going to be here till 4:00 pm.  Playing basketball or wrestling is touch because you have to practice so many hours.  

Journal Entry – English Class 11.20.1991

Theme:  I have really been influenced by….

Yesterday I was at Ready till 7:15.  It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was.  I kinda enjoyed it.  Today we have to stay till 5:00 pm which isn’t bad.  Today in wrestling I came in 1st in featherweight.  I beat Mark Purcell and Hank Thibaut.  Mr. Balmert said if I don’t make the basketball team he would sure like to have me for wrestling which made me feel pretty good.  I can’t wait till I can drive which won’t be for two more years but when I get my license I will be free to go wherever I want.  

Journal Entry – English Class 11.19.1991

Theme:  There is no substitute for hard work

Today I am so tired.  I hate getting up in the morning for school.  I feel so disorganized because I can’t remember where I put my homework book.  Today I have to stay after school till 7:30 pm because of basketball practice.  We have study table from 3-5 and basketball practice from 6-7:30.  It’s not going to be too fun.  I really need my homework book, it’s driving me crazy.  I wish I could go back to sleep, get something to eat and watch T.V.  

Journal Entry – English Class 11.18.1991

Theme: Character is much easier kept than recovered

I can’t think of anything to say; I can’t just start writing without anything to say.  Today we don’t have basketball practice so that’s good but tomorrow we do and I’m going to be here till 9:00 pm and that’s not good.  I hate school but I love my life.  I really need to write in my journal because I didn’t do too good on my grammar test and I failed my religion test and I need to keep writing in this notebook so I can get a good grade.  I have to get good grades because I want a good future and a good, high-paying job.  I can’t wait till I get home because that’s the place where I like to be the best.