It’s finally the new year. Here’s to broken resolutions and goals that still need to be fulfilled. This year, I hope to make a change and do a few fun things in the process. I really hope that this year will be a lot better than the last (let’s just say it was very dramatic).
Anyways… I have a bunch of things I hope to make better in my life, bucket lists and schooling to accomplish, and other things. Here’s just a little insight of my list to make this year better.
The first thing on my list is to save money for college. My family is a big one, and I am the middle child; let’s just say I’m not getting very much help when it comes to paying over 3,000 dollars for schooling.
Second, I will take summer school so I can graduate a year early from high school. I’d get $1000 dollars towards my college expenses if I do it, so hey why not? It’s more money for college. Besides, it’s only a couple of credits and it’s not like I have a very exciting summer planned out. (Well, maybe….)
Third, I will make a bucket list. I made one for last summer and now I’m addicted. I love lists and this one gives me goals and activities to do instead of sleeping all day or bugging my mom by saying the classic words in every child’s vocabulary: “I’m Bored”.
Next, I will do more volunteer work. This last month my family and I went to the Festival of Trees and saw the many trees that people decorated and put so much work into. Those trees were then bought by the onlookers of the trees and the money was donated to people who were sick and in the hospital and couldn’t afford it. I want to make one of those trees and help the cause.
These are just a few of the many things I want to do.
All of us have fears. Fears are an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
I am very much afraid of tardiness. I have no clue as to why I am so terrified of being late to classes or places; it may be caused by my mother, who always makes sure we are early or on time to places, or it may be caused by my discomfort of unwanted attention being thrown on me.
I also have a fear of talking to teachers. Again, this may be caused by my discomfort of attention. It could also be caused by them being a little bit intimidating; for some unknown reason, I find just about 80% of my teachers intimidating. It’s almost like speaking to your boss or employer, where you feel all nervous and you start to get a little shaky.
My sister fears being sick, or seeing someone sick. She gets all crazy and starts acting as if everything is going to have germs on it and that she’ll die, all because of a little flu bug or tummy ache.
My mom has a fear of snakes. It’s weird because we live in an area where snakes are very common and inevitable. She won’t let you anywhere near her with a snake, dead or alive. It’s quite funny to see her reaction; she gets all high-pitched and girly, but she’s usually strong and confident.
All of us have fears. They trigger your emotions to keep you safe from that “scary” thing and help you try to avoid that “threat”. Who knew?
Where Words Fail Music Speaks
by Lucy Rudman
Where words fail
It speaks of the pain
of the sorrow
of the lost
of the life we live
It shares emotions
It’s a way to connect
what others feel
Where words fail
It tells the truth
whether you want it to
or you don’t
Music shares the souls
of those we’re around
of those in the world
that we’re living
I wish to share
My music with you
So you can understand
the pain I feel
So I can share my soul with you
So you can understand
what I’m going through.
Lucy Rudman is a teenage girl from Maine (see, even teenagers can make awesome poems if they try hard enough).
This poem speaks to me because music has helped me through so much in my life. I love how she explains music in a way that most don’t see it as. Overall, it’s a beautiful poem. Good job, Lucy Rudman.
This year I want to make a change; I want to become a better writer. I thought I’d share my ideas and writings with you, so I made a blog.
A little bit about me:
I am a high school student that has a passion for improving. I love to express myself through dancing. I let my emotions come out in my writing. I love music. I have a fettish for memorizing lyrics to songs. I love to read. I like to push myself with more challenging college-credit classes. I also love making lists, staying organized, and planning things. I dont know why, but I do. I am quite shy when I meet new people, but once I warm up to you I become a whole different person.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy!