Life can be pretty crazy. Once when you think your life is going pretty good it usually takes a turn for the worse. A saying that I live by is "You win some, you lose some". This perfectly describes my life. As you can tell by reading the first book, I take a lot L's in life. Since I am here writing a sequel, you could say the L's are continuing to pile up. However, throughout these negative experiences, I still try to keep a positive mindset. I always tell myself that my life must balance out eventually, meaning that the wins will start to pile up and life will be all good again. When I sense that the wins are starting to come, they unfortunately do not last long and are immediately followed up with several unfortunate events. Life's gonna throw you some curves, but it's all about how you react to it and you just have to keep battling till you get the one you like.
Throughout the last couple of years, I've been tested in life. These situations have turned bad days into good days. It all started back in Bartow, Florida in the Spring of 2016. I was on the spring break trip for baseball and we liked to make the most of our nights while we were down there. There was a total of four people per room at the hotel we stayed at. The one guy, Evan Dunning, became a little bit sick a couple of days into the trip. So, he eventually got the whole room sick just by having to live with him for 10 days. The one night we went to Walmart and bought some NyQuil. This was the greatest decision we made while we were down there. That night we all took the two pills of NyQuil. Within 5 minutes of me taking it, I donít remember one thing that happened. Supposedly once when I took it, I just went into a different world. I was told I was talking but none of it made sense then I just went and laid on the bed and fell asleep within minutes. The next morning when I woke up I didnít remember anything that happened. Dunning told me that I just passed out and while I was out like 10 people came into our room, including our coach. NyQuil is a magical drug that just puts me in the feels. Dunning said, "I've never met someone who can get messed up on NyQuil. I didnít think it was possible." Well I guess I'm one of a kind. There's nothing I can't do.
Another interesting life event happened on a Tuesday morning. I went to bed on Monday night thinking that life was gonna be all good. I have 8 am classes everyday so I usually leave my house around 7:20 am. Once when the clock struck 6:00 am on Tuesday morning, my mom just came barging into my room turning on all the lights and talking real loud. I'm just like what do you want and what are you doing mom? She's said, "What am I doing?? What are you doing still laying in bed you're usually gone by now because you got class in 20 minutes." I looked at the clock and I said, " Mom, it is 6 am. I have class at 8 amÖ All I'm trying to do is sleep right now." She just said, "Oh whoops sorry; my bad". Then she turned the lights off and shut my door. The thing is though, once when I'm up, I'm up for the most part. What a great start to the day. Then The whole rest of the day was just a complete drag. See how quickly the possibility of a good day can turn into a bad one? How unfortunateÖ
The next day, during my 8 am class, my teacher thought Medaille was a high school. It was Golzy of course. I had finished our class work, so I was just chilling on my phone for the last like 15 minutes of class. Then Golzy came over to me and said, "The phone can wait! If this was high school I would take it from you!!". I then responded by saying, "But this isnít high school. I graduated that two years ago and now am at Medaille College." Golzy then said, "Well if you say you're in college then you're not acting like it". Ok, easy there Jahanbakhsh, I understand that Medaille is practically a high school, but it's called a college so thatís enough out of you.
Art class has been my favorite class in this fall semester. It has made to realize that my drawing abilities are second to none. Over the duration of that class, the only thing we do is draw. Then I found out that there was a midterm and there was no drawing on it. It was all about art history and had a whole bunch terms that you had to memorize. I donít even think we went over any of that kind of stuff but oh well. When I got the test back, I got a C on it. I thought to myself, I can't get a C in art. This was supposed to be an easy A. Like it's art class. So I went up to the teacher after class and asked him if he could look it over again to try and move my grade up to at least a B. He said he'll look at it. I gave him the test and he just flipped through the pages, without even looking at them, and he said yeah, I think I can give you a B. That's huge. Since that moment this man became my favorite teacher.
One night I had to take my dog to go get a haircut. You're probably thinking what could possibly happen that would make me put a story about it in this book. It's not that hard to just bring the dog into the building and drop him off. We'll I made it to the building and to the dropping off point. As I'm waiting for them to take my dog, he just started pooping on the floor. I didnít really know what to do so I was just standing there acting like I didnít know what was happening. Then all the workers there were just staring at me. Then I look down at my dog and it turns out he pooped 3 different times. While all the workers are looking at me I said, "Well isnít this unfortunate." Then the worker asked me why and I said, "Because there's no shot that I'm cleaning that up". They were just like oh wonderful.
One night I went out to a restaurant for dinner. The food was pretty good, and I had no complaints. Then as I stood up out of my chair to leave, I smashed my head on the hanging light above me and it shattered. Next thing you know everyone in the restaurant is staring at me and I'm just standing there looking at all the different pieces of the light on the ground. My waitress then came over to me and said, " Oh you know there's a light there". Then I said, " Yeah I can see that now that it's on the ground. You guys really shouldnít put the light right above my head". Then I just proceeded to continue walking out because I didnít really know what else to do and I didnít want to get stuck having to pay for a new light.
On Christmas, since in Jewish, I usually just get some candy and a present from my grandma. Well this year things were different. We all had a nice family dinner then my grandma handed out all the gifts she had. After my grandma passed out everything I was the only one without something. I was just looking around and my brother was laughing and then my mom asked, "Where's your gift?" I said, "Well it appears I donít get one this year". Then everyone opens their gift and then my grandma just looked at me and said, "your turn". I'm like, "You never gave me oneÖ" She goes, "Oh my god I must have left it at home or something". I'm telling you this stuff only happens to me.
Life always finds a way to make each day of mine interesting. It keeps you on your toes and helps to prepare me for whatever life throws my way. Sometimes things won't go your way because that's just how life works, but it's all about looking at the positive side off anything that happens. Like I always say, you win some and you lose some.