Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Excerpts from my grade 1 report card

One thing I came across when cleaning out another part of my old room was my grade 1 report card. It said things that are still true today (good numeracy skills) and things that I seem to have overcome. For instance, I needed "improvement" in physical education, which in grade 1 consists of running, skipping, hopping and galloping. It's a bit embarrassing to think how challenging that could possibly be and yet have failed to meet the mark.

One thing particularly that stood out, though, was the statement that I was a slow worker who needed to be hurried up. I wonder what implications it has for me today, since the other things seem to be true enough. I am aware that I spend a bit of time daydreaming. I wonder if I was meant to choose a slightly different career path, like an author. Someone self-employed for thinking, not grind work. Based on my first year report card, this is not quite where I was meant to end up. The good news is that there's time to change yet.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - Just about everything I write here comes in a fit of daydreaming.
PPS - It seems to be my natural state.


Miv said...

I'd be afraid to look at my report card from grade one for that very reason!

Show's promise but can't remain focused!

Did you have Mrs Gray in year 1 as well? Or was it year two we were in the first same class?

John said...

I was with Ms Hotchin in year 1, so it must have been year 2.

It was interesting to look back to year 1. It shows how much I've changed and how much I've stayed the same. If you've still got it somewhere, go and look.