Swedish teen who goes to the IB. Likes writing, music, computers, politics and many other things. Blogs a bit.
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So, my life is pretty good.
Although I did get to depressed to function properly this fall and I've got a lot of schoolwork to catch up on. I really want to finish this stage of schooling now since it is supposed to take 3 years. I'm on my 4th. And I've got one more year to go. And the knowledge part of it isn't that hard, I can wrap my head around that fairly easily, it is the actual sitting down and writing assignments that I'm worried about.
I have a meeting with my Swedish teacher to discuss a book I was supposed to have done a paper on so that I can then write that paper, and I've got 1 and a 1/4 of a years psychology to catch up on. In civics I'm basically caught up. In history my teacher was on sick-leave at the same time as me and since she didn't teach the class and since I think she got a general idea of why I hadn't been in school when I answered the question "Have you been sick" with "I've been on sick-leave" I don't have to do anything specific now. I might have to have an extra question on a test sometime in the future but that feels easier than doing a whole essay. I can't fail maths since I've passed the national test in it once (though I had hoped for a better grade) and I convinced my school to hand me an F in French so that I don't have to suffer thru that. In natural science I don't know what I have missed and that is a class that should be an easy pass for me since I've studied both biology and chemistry before but the problem isn't so much the actual knowledge as the actual work.
I might have missed something but you get the general idea. And it's not that much but since my brain is broken in an sometimes entertaining but mostly not way it is a bit of a problem.
And my school is very accommodating and such and I don't feel like my current situation sucks but I'm also kind of worried for how this is going to work at university. Because this is much easier than university and I'm not really managing.
Okay, this is one of the things that hasn't been culturally translated to Sweden.
What is it you run exactly?
In Sweden when parents are having a baby they (except in a few exceptions) have it in the hospital with a midwife and a doctor sometimes.
Now I've understood that the profession of midwifery has died out in the US, and that it is either epidural or hippy-ish stuff. (I'm generalizing, but in Sweden it is very common with laughing gas for the pain during childbirth for example which (as I have understood) is very uncommon in the US so to me it seems like there is less of a middle way)
Classes in like, breathing techniques and such are usually offered by the state healthcare system, and I think are a bit more gender equal in terms of eh... A partners role in childbirth.
But having a baby in the US seems very different.
So i really fit in in my new class, and it is wonderful.
It is 80% girls and one of the 4 boys chose this school/program precisely because of this. It's a really supportive atmosphere and people are really honest and open.
It is also a certified "nice class" ( nice class is in my experience a term used by teachers to denote a class that wont use every speck of personal information they give out to hurt them)
And like, this class deserves this distinction. I'm probably pathologically secretive about stuff and I have been quite open about stuff with this class.
And like, I like this. I don't mind being in this state at all, school no longer feels like a thing to power through to get away from everything here.
I feel like my life is in quite a fixed state, so that's fun for someone who has spent a large part of their life trying to fix it.
No nice person HOPES someone else is like Sheldon Cooper.
May you have both intelligence and social competence!
Thank you, I'm glad to be back.
This might be the most optimistic thing I've heard in a while.
Those are very good reasons. I'm myself terrible at learning languages but currently fluent in two so that's nice.
I'm always fascinated when someone outside Sweden learns the language. There's that sense seeing your hometown pop up in the news.
If I googled correctly that Swedish course is quite advanced. Where and why are you studying Swedish?