Study; Slytherin

Lately, I have been slacking off in my studies. At the beginning of the school year, I started out strong. I got my work in, printed all kinds of extra worksheets and made flash cards but not even a month in and I have found myself slipping. Thankfully I caught myself now and not in the middle of the semester. What kept me going, in the beginning, was reminding myself that I am a Slytherin and any excuse is a sorry excuse.

I have all my house qualities, but I’m not living up to the repetition. People like us, strangely enough, are a Neville Longbottom story. Probably don’t feel like we belong but we do. It’s our house and we’re going to prove ourselves.


We’ll go the extra mile to be seen as great leaders. Doing what we feel necessary to be the best. At the same time, we watch out for anything that isn’t in our benefit. “We Slytherins are brave, yes, but not stupid.”

Better to study alone than with others if it means a better grade. At times skipping study dates to stay at home and finish a project. A quote originally from Bernard Baruch perfectly describes the kind of friendships we should strive to create- “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” Those who understand if we reschedule. It’s probably easy at Hogwarts to have friendships like these since we are all put into one dormitory but out here we’ll have to lose a couple of people in order to find loyal and valuable friends.

“Perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.”

Become the best in your class. Hell. Become the best in your school. Make the Dean’s List. Salazar Slytherin chose students who HAVE the potential to be great you know. “After all, He Who Must Not Be Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great.”

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