Affliction Amongst The Best

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I stress over school so much, I hurt my own body by doing so.
But if I don't, then I let my family down. Not myself, just them.

Submitted: April 07, 2011

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I deprive myself of sleep.
I get approximately 4 hours every night.


You're suppose to get 8.


I get up at 6 every morning to get ready for school.
2 hours past and I'm done.


I spend 7 hours of my day working hard at school.
It starts at 8AM and ends at 3PM.


Every night I spend 3 hours on homework and skill building that is two grade levels above my learning grade.


I eat dinner for 1 hour.


That's a total of 17 hours.


Thus, I am left with 7 hours for my whole day.
5 hours of those I spend cleaning house, helping my family with work, or homework, or cooking, extra curricular activities for school grades, and so forth.


2 hours.
That's the time I have to myself, in a day of 24 hours.
In this time, I may read, or write, or check the computer.


Now in a week's time.
I get a total of 28 hours of sleep.
That's one day and 4 hours.
You're suppose to get 56 hours.
2 days and 8 hours.


I am not healthy physically because of how much I push myself.
I am always in a struggle to stay awake. To stay focused.


My doctor tells me I stress too much and need a break.
I can't get a break. Not even on weekends.


When I fail myself, I get less and less sleep.
Sometimes I only get 1 hour a night.
Sometimes none at all.


All of this just so I can get good grades.
All of this just so I can make something of my future in this economy.


I am only in 8th grade.
I am only fourteen.


Just a child in most's eyes.
Is all of this worth a simple momentary joy of happiness to the fact that every quarter I receive straight A's?


No one knows how I treat myself.
No one knows anything about this at all.


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