Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nature

     It's all around us. The leaves on the trees, the grass on the dirt. Our lives, they revolve around nature. Every bit of them. When the rays of the moon glisten off the lake. The cold, crisp air pricking your fingertips. The undeniable beauty of the sunset. The crystal clear grace of a single drop of rain. Nature is beauty, and sadly some of us our unappreciative of the blessing we have received.
 
      Petrichor. The smell of the earth, after rain. The smell of peace. The feeling that means, no worries, the feeling of calmness all throughout your body. This is the word that takes the stress away. It may seem like nothing, but this is the feeling of home. Petrichor. The smell of home, the smell of rain.

      There are many things nature has offered me. The chance to explore. Opertunities. Ways to escape. Escape from reality. To go outside and see the beauty of a rainbow and feel the breeze of a calming wind. Nature can help everyone in any way. But only if you allow it.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Weather & a bit more.

    It is March 26th. MARCH. And I can't go outside. Well, there are many reasons why I can't go outside, but the main being it is absolutely freezing. It is spring and it is absolutely freezing. The second reason is that I'm sick and can barely get the will power to get out of bed but that's just me, Mother Nature is my main problem here.
    Although it may not show through my figure I really do love to go outside. I love the rain and the sun and the flowers that flow in the windy breeze so it's truly depressing to be trapped inside my 700 square foot apartment with nothing but a loud sister and laundry to fold. At least I have about 15 pages of homework to do! (That was sarcasm if you couldn't tell) So I am currently in the cave in my bed after watching the same movie four times in less than a day, and blogging based on an idea that I got from a friend. I'm pretty tired.
    Now to the other reason I can't go outside, my stupid immune system. If you know me pretty decently you'd know that I am allergic to every kind of grass on this earth. I am not kidding. Every single kind. Ugh. So I've been in bed for 3 days coughing sneezing and dying with a severe lung infection. Thanks a bunch, allergy season.
    Other than that life is fine. School is fine. I'm fine 👍

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Smiles.

    I think of a smile as a precious gift. A gift that you need to decide who receives. Smiles are some of my favorite things in the world because no matter who you are, you're smile is beautiful and it will always brighten my day. A smile is showing someone that you acknowledge and appreciate their existence. I love to smile and even though I hate my teeth I always but that insecurity aside in an effort to spread some happiness.  Sometimes this world is a harsh place but if we all put in a little bit of effort to make the people around us happy, then maybe we can make our earth better for everyone. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Passion Project

    Regarding one of my lasts posts about presentations, I would like to take this week's post to talk about a project that we are taking part in this year called the Passion Project. This is a project where we were able to choose anything that was a passion of ours and believe it or not, make a project out of it. We would be devoting 1/5 of our class time in language arts to this project, and along with this we would have to work outside of class to get this project complete.
    Now that you hopefully get the jist of what the project is about, I'm going to go back to the presentations. I now feel two things regarding presentations. One half of me hates them and thinks that the only thing that they do is give me anxiety. The other half of me knows how important they are to being my definition of successful in my future. So I guess you could say it's a love-hate relationship. Myself, being a good student, and a very hardworking person, I tend to put 100% effort into anything regardless of it I enjoy it or not. So to conclude the part of this blog about presentations, I will say that I am going to work hard to keep more of an open mind. 
    Now to get to the other part of my Passion Project. The topic. Music has always been a very large aspect of my life, and with my project I am working to further explore that. I will be writing notes and lyrics for 5 original songs, then when complete I will record and post them. Being about half way through the project right now, I have run into many obstacles which have made it hard to continue with the project. The main obstacle has been self doubt. Just last week I had a fully complete song, which I then completely scrapped because I was having second thoughts about sharing that aspect of my life. Most of my songs so far are quite personal and I haven't been able to deal with sharing them. I have only told one person about the songs I have written. My best friend, who has been super sweet and amazing with boosting my confidence throughout the process. She is probably the nicest person I've ever met. But the other people in my life, I am sadly having a hard time trusting, even my parents. Especially my parents. But I'm hoping that once I share the music, I will be able to think differently.