I go to a private school that gives 4-7 hours of homework a night and I'm in honours classes (Taking an AP next year). I'm a sophomore. I'm not really working that hard at school, and at times I feel like maybe I'm a slacker, but I feel like I'm working so hard at the same time. I am trying to always prioritize happiness over grades, but I feel like I won't be smart if I don't do at least ok.
I got a 28 on my first practice ACT and I get a 3.5-3.7 GPA at school, but I feel like it all means nothing. I feel like I'm working ar this just to prove something.
I just want to be seen as one of those friggin geniuses that are in all the movies that don't really use their smarts for school, but are so smart. (Like I don't want to be one of those all AP students that have on lives.) I have been told I'm smart and I have reason to believe that's true, but I don't know what to do about it.
I was going to study alchemy this summer. That or neurology, but I feel like it's all nothing. Maybe I'm just bored?
What can I do?