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Some victories I've had this month and some goals for next month
The victories I've had this month:

1. I made it through the Elmhurst Jazz Festival

It wasn't even that hard. I just stood on stage for half an hour and played the same five songs we've been playing in rehearsal for the past few weeks. It took less effort than I thought it would. I can't believe I panicked over something that small.

2. I figured out which four-year universities I want to transfer to once I graduate

My three choices are Butler University, Elmhurst University, and University of Illinois in Chicago. UIC and Elmhurst are the most realistic, though, because the main reason I want to go to Butler is because Peanut Butter's brother, Nemo, is there with his owner. Peanut Butter's my kitten, by the way.

Goals for next month:

1. Sign up for Summer 2019 semester classes

Mainly CHEM 104, since it's a non-lab and can be taken online. The others (MATH 128, which is the only math class I want to take after my bad experience with a shitty teacher last semester, and the multitude of English electives I am dying to take) will probably have to wait until next month, but I'll at least have one class out of the way.
I also want to see if I can try a hybrid class since I'm doing so well in jazz band and have added extra accommodations so I can leave the classroom without missing anything. I still want to try one because I think it's the best way to ease me into a full in-class course since I believe it's best to take things like this slow. I will most likely have to talk with my mom and therapist, but I know it will happen soon.

2. Get back to having a reasonable sleep schedule

I've been noticing my sleeping patterns lately, and they're not good. Every night, I go to bed at 11:30 (I used to go to bed at 10:30 or 11:00; it's actually my goal to do so) and then wake up at 9:30 because I end up sleeping in because I'm so tired. I regret it every night because I feel like I don't have a lot of time to make adequate progress with my schoolwork, despite often getting so much done and being ahead since I began the semester.
The problem is that I let myself get distracted by my phone. To entertain myself in the evening, I play games on my phone and use the Internet. It's very distracting, and I end up getting too entranced with my screen and just have my eyes locked on it for a whole half hour at the most when I know I should be in bed by now.
I either need to replace this behavior or change my schedule. Both seem hard as I don't think I have the will to do either, but I will consider it if it means being able to feel like I'm accomplishing more during the day.
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