What have you done this year?

2019 review    Elena Salvador

The year has come to an end and it’s time to look back and reflect upon it. What have you done this year? Has there been any extraordinary event? All in all, has it been positive or negative?

Write a text with the help of the questions. Try to include some inversions and/or sayings and mature language in general. The most original/creative texts will be published on the school website. (Minimum 150 words. Write the text in this document).

Every year comes as a big challenge at the beginning but when you get close to the end you get the main idea of those 365 days. What I really mean is that never can you imagine what will happen but at the end it can be reflected in one word. Last year for me was summarized with money because I decided to buy more clothes than normal, I travelled more than ever and a ticket concerts website tricked my sister and I and we ended up spending more than 500 euros. But this year has turned out as a mix of emotions, different discussions between members of the family and a bit of difficulties with my self-esteem, and this complicates my sum up. 

The start of the year was good. I proposed myself to get better academic results and firm up my ambition of becoming an orthodontist, but I was so determined to become a better student that I ended up with a lot of anxiety and stress because of the double effort and the hours of studying. Between the end of the scholar year and the beginning of summer I finally got over my one-sided love after 3 years of tragedy. In July, I gave my own self a leap of faith to try to go with my parish and others from Terrassa, Sabadell, Rubí, Valldoreix, etc to the path that Santiago made to the city of Santiago de Compostela. It was one week of walking, praying and talking, three things I wanted to improve for the other half of the year. August was totally different. I travelled to Italy with my aunt, my uncle, my sister and my parents and got into lots of discussions with everyone. I came back to Spain with a bad feeling and started second of baccalaureate with tied hands and feet . It felt like I wasn’t moving forward and I couldn’t do anything or think of any solution. Time passed and I got immersed into an intense reflexion that ended up in a panic attack after three days of thinking about life. And here I am now, writing this review in my bedroom after telling my sister that I am not in the mood for anything not even watching little women in VOSE. 

I understand more or less what I was feeling at the beginning, the change from summer to autumn is more blurred but I get the idea now. I don’t want to become a real adult in March when I will finally turn eighteen. This pressure in my heart keeps me thinking about the worst things of adult life every hour and the only thing that can make it disappear is my mind. 

The word that I choose for this year is Peter Pan, even if I try not to, I will grow older, I cannot stop it. Peter tried to, but he doesn’t exist and if he did he would have ended up fighting with himself as I am now. 

It is positive, I guess, that I felt this wave of new emotions approaching me. Everyone grows, and there’s nothing wrong with that.


2019 review  Michael Berger

The year has come to an end and it’s time to look back and reflect upon it. What have you done this year? Has there been any extraordinary event? All in all, has it been positive or negative?

Write a text with the help of the questions. Try to include some inversions and/or sayings and mature language in general. The most original/creative texts will be published on the school website. (Minimum 150 words. Write the text in this document).

This year has definitely been the best year of my life. Not only have I started a relationship with the person I love, but I have have made it to obtain  my drivers license, which has brought to me so much freedom and happiness. My grades could be better but I’m sure that if I keep working on them, I’ll accomplish all of my goals. I don’t think that I could complain about any of my life aspects right now. Had I done something different in this last year, I wouldn’t have such a nice life as I do  now. So, I am definitely going to enjoy this time as much as I can until it’s over and I have to start working or I get old. 

My summer was really good, I went to an apartment at the beach with my girlfriend and family and spent there a month, having something to do every day and enjoying my time with my friends too. I love swimming which was a very good hobby this summer too. I’ve also been studying to pass the advanced level exam in English language to be more qualified for my adult life. I’m convinced that this is not the end of the good times and I really look forward to having a lot of good moments in the rest of my life. 

 


2019 review  Raquel Cáceres

The year has come to an end and it’s time to look back and reflect upon it. What have you done this year? Has there been any extraordinary event? All in all, has it been positive or negative?

Write a text with the help of the questions. Try to include some inversions and/or sayings and mature language in general. The most original/creative texts will be published on the school website. (Minimum 150 words. Write the text in this document).

A year ago, on December 2018, I thought to myself that 2019 was going to be a good year. There was something about it that made me feel excited and intrigued. Therefore, I started the year with high hopes and motivation, ready to face whatever that would arrive. Little did I know what was to come. 

Turns out my instincts weren’t far from right. 2019 has been, all in all, a quite amazing year. The word I would use, although, is wholesome, because I think it describes it very accurately. This year has taught  me so much and, most of all, it has helped me know more about who I am and what I want. I have lived so many wonderful things this year, things I didn’t expect to go so well, but they did. With no doubt the one that went best was that I went on an exchange to Sweden and it easily became my favorite country of all, even though I haven’t been in that many countries, but still. I made new friends, I lived new experiences and I learned what it’s like to feel at home even when you’re miles away from your actual one. I would do it a thousand times more, I have no regrets. I also overcame the first year of A-levels with better grades than I expected and, most importantly, without losing my mind. I had a great summer surrounded by all the people I care about and whose company I enjoy and I visited the most beautiful places without even leaving the country. Through the whole year I spent quality time with my friends and my relatives. I got a hair cut and I started wearing it short, which might not seem like a big accomplishment but was indeed one of the best decisions I could’ve made. Even that brought me a lot of joy. Just like this I enjoyed every little thing that made my life brighter and I learned to stay away from all of those things that upset me, bothered me or didn’t make me happy, which was something I didn’t think I would be strong enough to do. Despite trying to avoid them, I also embraced some of those bad things and I understood that they were part of life and that they were, as well, what made me human. And the things I couldn’t embrace I turned them into great lessons to learn from. I took good care of my relationships and I also took care of myself, which I think is incredibly important and still we often forget about it. 

Looking back on it now, in spite of not being totally conscious at first, I realize how many good things this year has given me and I can’t do anything but hope for 2020 to be as successful. Despite the low points and bad moments that have of course been there, positive things have definitely taken over negative things, and for that I’m as grateful as one can be and as ready for the year that is to come as all of this incertitude lets me.


REVIEW 2019  Ana Keiza Marqués

The year 2019 is really coming to an end, and stopping time to look at everything that happened, I can say that it has been a very complicated year. My biggest wish was not to end the year the way I started it, in a hospital ward , and I know the subject is very tough but 2019 marked my life.

Just starting the year I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, called Still, which only occurs in about 1 in 100. A condition which  that doctors still do not know the cause, and worst of all, they doubt if it has a cure .

 

The only thing I did this year was having to rebuild my life, going hand in hand with something that changed me completely, that is, visiting places that I didn’t like many times in a row (the hospital), skipping school because of my limitations, taking so many pills that brought me to the brink of depression; I had really entered a black hole.

But not everything is so bad, because I had the ability to become strong and face these problems little by little, and because where there is darkness there is always

a light, and that light by my great luck was my mother, my wonder woman. She was the pillar that kept my life going, in fact she has always  been there, because while I was crying she was smiling for me, when I didn’t want to go on, she was pushing me to experience what was waiting on the other side of the door, even if it was bad.

Moreover, I was lucky that my best friend came to live with me, no matter how short her stay, she encouraged me to get out of that hole I got into, and turned my days full of smiles.

In general, no matter how complicated 2019 has been, I didn’t give up on it, and I keep my hopes that better things will come, that it didn’t stop me but has taken me on new paths to know things I never imagined, because as the saying goes, you don’t know how hard things are if you really don’t experience them .


2019 review  Núria García

The year has come to an end and it’s time to look back and reflect upon it. What have you done this year? Has there been any extraordinary event? All in all, has it been positive or negative?

Write a text with the help of the questions. Try to include some inversions and/or sayings and mature language in general. The most original/creative texts will be published on the school website. (Minimum 150 words. Write the text in this document).

This year 2019 began without any hope of being an exceptional year, but it has turned out to be a year with very unusual and special moments. 

After the new year’s party, in January approximately, I went to ski with my family. As far as I can remember, I have done the same thing four times this year. Going to ski is a familiar tradition that we try to accomplish whenever we can. In February, there was the most remarkable moment of my 2019, the exchange to Sweden. It was a week of total disconnection, of knowing another country, culture, customs, and above all, of meeting super different people to which we are used to.

With the exception of this familiar tradition and the exchange to Sweden, what remained of winter I remember similar to the rest, with the routine of going to school, visiting the family, staying with friends and partying once in a while.

From there, the next thing to highlight would be the Easter week. During this period, the whole family met in the holiday home of Tarragona. Those days I also met friends that I don’t get to see the rest of the year. In short, I always love those weeks of the year but I don’t know why, this has been a bit more special.

Until summer, everything was very common, but just after “San Juan”, my family and I went on a trip to menorca with our boat. The trip was spectacular and so beautiful. Never had I seen such beautiful views before. Also, in August, I invited my friends for a week to my holiday apartment and we had a great time.

Then September came, when I started second bachillerato with a little fear, but with enough desire. The TDR was my worst nightmare, but in November, we made the presentation, which was a great release.

As I said before, at the beginning of the year I had no hope, but  this year I learned that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

 

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