Welcome to day 11 of Just Jot It January. Today’s theme is effortless.
Not a lot comes effortlessly to me, really. Well, breathing is pretty effortless. Probably shouldn’t take that for granted.
Although school did for the most part. Except math. Math was not good at all. Tests were usually easy for me, though. And yet I always found myself worrying about them. I was one of those that never really studied. I did the work, read through the books, but I never did extensive studying. And I still made it on the honor roll most grading periods.
Now if we would have had to give an oral report, that would have been a completely different situation. I get in front of people and freeze. Or as the case was in public speaking in both high school and college, I just read straight off my notes. There’s a reason I didn’t get good grades in that class.
Then, of course, there was the speech I gave(in the college class) on ways to donate to cancer research and why you should. Talked about my childhood friend who had died when we were about 8 from cancer. At the end of the speech, my professor asked how my friend was doing now. I almost walked right out. That was almost a dozen years ago, and is still one of my most clear memories from college.
And this had veered of my initial thoughts, so I guess that’s all for today’s jottings.