***Note: This is one of my favorite quotes :)***
Do not go where the path may lead you. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
[Think about: As you prepare to leave [my old school], where do you envision yourself, a year from now, at the end of your freshman highschool year? In 4 years as you prepare for life after high school? In 10 years, when you have assumed adult responsibilities?]
Do not be a follower, be a leader. Don't just follow the paved road. Take risks and crash through the woods with boots and a flashlight. If you work for it, you will appreciate it. A year from now, I will have (probably) survived freshman year. I will know many more people, but I will remember the friends I have made here. When I am done with highschool I will contemplate what to do with my life. I will most likely go to college, and get a guinea pig! In 10 years, let's see. I will be 24. I might be married, I will hopefully have a job, maybe a family, and definitely some pets! But who knows; I will have to leave my trail when I find my sense of direction.
Hi everyone! Just wanted to come on and post real fast. I haven't been on in a little bit because life has been keeping me busy.. 2 specific things I've been doing have led directly to 2 tips I have for you guys
1) Sit down and ask your grandparents or parents about your relatives and about family stories, draw up a tree with details about each person. Sit down for the stereotypical kid-interviewing-grandparent-for-a-school-project-but-becoming-really-interested afternoon. Sadly, they won't be here forever. Take advantage of the time they're here for.
2) Every once in a while go through your contacts. Anyone you haven't talked to in a while, shoot them a quick email, text, or even call them. Catch up with everyone. You never know when they might need just that- a friendly message out of the blue. You won't even realize that's what you really need too!
Have a great holiday tomorrow everyone!
Nothing can be either loved or hated unless it is first understood.
When you meet some one new, you automatically form a judgement or first impression. da Vinci is trying to warn us against doing that. He wants us, rather, to get to know the person before we form our opinion.
Same thing for highschool and its courses. You have to endure, see if it gets better, and then judge it. You have to understand the ins and outs of something FIRST, then start judging and forming opinions.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
[What values/morals have been instilled in you?
How have you applied/interpreted these in making difficult choices in the past?
In the future how will these affect your actions/decisions?
Explain how you essentially have the final say in forming your own character?]
Apr.[il] 22 
The values and morals that my parents have instilled in me are numerous. Included in the list are The Golden Rule, respecting everyone, your spouse needs to love God, and be polite to your elders. When people have thoroughly annoyed me, I have applied the Golden Rule and fought hard against my instinct to bite back. If someone is being made fun of, I refuse to join because that would be disrespectful of that person. These will help me in the future to pick the right lifestyle, spouse, and even in raising any children. I have the final say in sculpting myself and how I live my life. I am only primarily guided by my parents until I move out. Then I have to make all the decisions about what I see, hear, do, how I dress, etc. These choices will, in the long run, form me as a person.
Too Much of a Good Thing?
I went trick or treating on Thursday. There! I said it with pride! I am almost 16 and still got excited about dressing up (well, my twin's and my Fred and George Weasley costumes WERE fantastic.....) and running around with my friends, accepting candy from polite and generous strangers. Some might say that I shouldn't have gone, that I am too old for that. Well I respectfully disagree! I do accept that when I am, say, 17 that I am probably a little old to trick or treat. I think that anyone 16 and younger should be able to shamelessly dress up and go door to door! However, be respectful and don't empty the unguarded bowls. 90 % chance that the homeowner is scowling at your greed through the hole in the curtains.
How many of you went trick or treating? What was your costume? How many of you handed out candy from the warmth of home? What was the best costume you saw? Comment below or email me- firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Halloween and have a great November!
faith, family, friends, and food <3