Hi. Next year I’m going to be a senior, and prior to this upcoming year, I’ve been an active member in the marching band for three years.
I love being a member of the marching band, but my mom doesn’t. She’s always hated band, but since my grades were almost straight A’s, she had no real reason to pull me out. But last year, I thought it would be a good idea to change how I juggled my time, and my grades took a hit. Though I tried to improve my grades after marching season was over, a vicious cycle of sleeplessness, stress, and depression took over, and they stayed low. Now, my mom has decided that marching band is the cause of all of this and is refusing to let me participate next year.
I think this is an unfair judgement, since there was a lot more going on than just a busy schedule, but she refuses to see that. So I guess my question is, does anyone have any advice for me for talking to her about this, so that maybe she can see eye to eye with me?