Focus on the true mirror and stop worrying about the social mirror. The world doesn’t decide what pretty is. You decide.
Archive for October, 2006
My three best friends and I live in a small town in Tennessee. Most of the people here are involved in drugs and alcohol because there really isn’t much else to do. Over the summer my friend, Sarah, and I bought and watched the movie Dead Poets Society. We thought it was really good and had an excellent meaning.
We got together and formed our own Dead Poets Society. We asked all our friends if they wanted to join, but only two said yes (it’s better than none). One of those friends smoked, drank, and occasionally did drugs.
We started having meetings about twice a month. We got together and read poetry (and wrote some of our own) and tried to find out what they mean to us and the writer.
After a few of our meetings (and some talks from my mom) my friend decided to stop doing drugs, smoking and drinking until he was of legal age, and pay more attention in school so he could fulfill his dream and become a doctor.
He can now come to our meetings instead of getting in trouble and he can learn a lot from what we are doing. We all can!13c8
When I was younger, I thought it was everything to be a queen bee.(meaning the populars) Just recently I realized it’s not. I moved to utah 2 years ago from idaho and had to make all new friends in junior high. I made some of the best gamma girls friends, which are girls who are themselves and they reach out to others. I just started high school recently, and all my best friends went to the other high school. I was so upset. I thought, ” oh great! now I have to start all over again.” I wasn’t the kind of girl that was like that. It was a little hard for me to reach out and talk to others. I thought If I tried talking to someone they would glare at me and be rude. At first I hated high school because I saw all these popular perfect girls that seemed to have everything. I realized I was being a wanna bee. I was trying to be what I was not. I would take an hour trying to look perfect by straightening my hair every single day because I didn’t want to see the real me. Well I decided to just reach out and talk to people, and stop focusing on how others were judging me. It was so easy! I didn’t think people could be so nice. I just joked around , was friendly, and said hi to people in the halls. I have so many friends now. For all you girls that seem too shy to reach out and be yourself, JUST DO IT. You will be so happy you did. You make lots of friends. The Queen bees and wanna bees aren’t the popular ones. They are only popular to themselves. They dont reach out beyond their own selves. People like the real you. Be your true self.
Our local airport has a viewing area where you can park and watch the planes land. My date and I made a picnic dinner, arrived just as the sun was setting and watched the planes land until 10 PM. We had a great time!
This is so cool! You pick a monkey and dress it up, choose a background, and then record your voice and the monkey talks, moves its lips and everything, but it’s your voice! You can then e-mail it to anyone.