100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 71

Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.

You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!

My least and most favorite subjects in school…

Here’s another fun get-to-know-you one! What were your least and most favorite subjects in school?

Yesterday, we had some guests over who asked if I enjoyed what I studied in college (Exercise Science).


I had the best high school biology teacher, and I’ve been fascinated with molecular biology and kinesiology ever since. Originally, I planned on going into Physical Therapy.

But my dislike for chemistry threw a wrench in that plan pretty quick 🤣. I honestly can’t stand it.

I studied statistics, biomechanics, trigonometry, and took anatomy three times until I passed. And I loved every minute of it.

But as soon as I found out I had to continue to 3 different levels of chemistry, I changed my emphasis!

How about you?

❤ Jenny

8 thoughts on “100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 71

  1. I always loved English (language arts), which makes sense for me since I’m a writer. I never enjoyed history or math. I didn’t do well in science in high school, but once I got into college I found it really interesting.

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  2. Best subject: math. I also loved chemistry and physics. And Spanish was fun, but that was helped by the fact that I had a great teacher.

    History I was kind of neutral toward. I didn’t like history until the middle of high school, but then it started to get interesting. Probably I was just getting older with more of an appreciation of the world around me. I loved AP US History in 11th grade but hated my teacher, although his teaching style must have worked well for me. He was just a bit of a pompous jerk at times.

    I always had a mental block against English. I never understood the things we were required to read; I feel like I wasn’t really mature enough to understand them at that young and sheltered age. I had one teacher in 10th grade who, when I would write an essay analyzing whatever we had just finished reading, she would write back comments longer than the essay itself telling me exactly what to change, I’d write it exactly how she told me to, and I’d get Bs and Cs for not being original. I did fine after her class, but I spent years thinking I didn’t know how to write essays. I was definitely more proud of the 4 I got in AP English my senior year of high school than I was of the 5s I got in math, Spanish, or biology (the only AP science class my high school offered, unfortunately, because although I didn’t dislike biology, I liked chemistry and physics better).

    That leaves PE as my least favorite class. I hated running, and my lack of athletic talent was always kind of a trigger for me and my feelings of unworthiness. I did, however, love my 9th grade PE teacher. He was great. (He appeared briefly in the 10/14/94 episode of DLTDGB.)

    As for subjects I didn’t take until college, on the recommendation of some of my Jeromeville Christian Fellowship friends, I took Introduction to New Testament and two more upper-division New Testament classes from that same professor. I loved all of those.

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      1. Seems like in the world I grew up in, most people loved PE because it was an easy A for them. Not at all for me… 15% of my grade (at least in general PE freshman year) was based on how fast you could run and how many sit-ups and pull-ups and that stuff that you could do, and I couldn’t, so I got Bs even though I participated every day. (I took weight training junior year, and that grade was pretty much all based on participation and improvement, so I got an A in that.)

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