It’s your Life

There are two things that I’ve promised myself.

1. That I will no longer lie to myself.

2. That I will live as myself for the rest of my life.

1 meaning that I won’t be lying to myself when I want something or when I feel something. I can’t deny myself something because I feel that people around me won’t like it or might feel uncomfortable by the idea, because it’s my life. It’s my life, and I have one life, and I’m not wasting it on trying to make other people happy, instead of myself.

2 meaning that I’m not going to pretend I’m someone else. I’m not going to pretend that I’m not afraid of being left by my loved ones, or that I’m afraid of bugs. As different as they are, they’re both part of me. I’m not going to pretend to be interested in anime, even if none of my much ‘cooler’ friends aren’t. I’m not going to pretend to agree with an opinion if I don’t. I’m an individual person, and I’m me, and I shouldn’t ever be shamed of that.

I think the best thing you can do in life is make two promises to yourself, and make them about you. About who you want to be as a person. It’s your life, live it for you.

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Welcome, Summer

Summer is finally here, and that means that it’s finally time for our grade 12 graduates to say goodbye to high school, and hello to new opportunities. It also means that if you live in a place like Canada (like me) you’re finally getting some heat rather than a rainy spring.

I like to think summer is a good break for students and teachers, and a time to have fun. I think it’s a time for opportunities, like traveling. It’s definitely my favorite season.

As a graduate, your probably beginning to think about the future. At the moment, that may be university or learning in your community. Both options are fine, it just depends on who you are, and what you want to do. Don’t hold yourself back, especially if you have the opportunity to study abroad and YOU want to do it. Don’t let people hold you back, so you can grow as a person and a learner. It’s always important to try new things, and sometimes just do things for you.

Hopefully everyone has a nice warm summer, and here’s a little poem about all of the above:

You bloom like all the flowers around you. 

You search all through the night for that one sight. 

You smile brighter than the moon on a cloudless night.

You beam like the sun and you hum alongside the birds in the trees. 

Summer is here and it is time to relax.

It’s time to think of the year to come and to hold hands with a loved one.

Summer is here and opportunities are near. 

Until next time, my friends.

Humboldt Broncos

The Humboldt Broncos are a team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

They were on their way to a game on April 6. They were on a bus, with 29 people aboard.

A semi-truck collided with the bus, and killed 16 people leaving 13 injured.

They were too young, and deserved to live for so much longer.

It’s hard to know that they are all gone.

Please, take the time to think of them, and wear a jersey this week in their memory.

Stay safe. Stay with your loved ones. Tell them how much they mean to you.

For the Broncos.

Be Proud to be You

In society, fitting in is surviving.

You wear the same clothes as those around you. Strove to have the same body. Work to have just the right amount of spunk and the right amount of kindness. Work to fit in with the crowd, to blend in with the people that surround you.

We judge when we see one thing different about one person. It’s an instinct, it really is. The wrong clothes, wrong body, wrong height, wrong personality. All things that are nearly impossible to change, because you like them.

You like your body, your clothes, your personality, your height, but others may not. You now want to change, even though the ones who you love, don’t care.

Don’t try to fit in, because you are who YOU are. No matter how hard you try, you’ll always end up being you, and that’s not a bad thing. Changing who you are, isn’t going to make life any easier. Someone will find something else to shame you about, so:

Be yourself, and don’t pretend to be something your not.

We are are worth fighting for

People are different races, sexuality, and genders. Were from different countries, backgrounds, and cities. Some people are sadder then others, while others are happier. Some people have a disability, and it’s harder for them to do some things, but they still do plenty. Some people ride in cars, while others walk, but they still get to their destinations. Some people cry, while others scream, but they both show emotions in different ways. What does it matter? It doesn’t. We are all worth the same. We are all worth love. We are all worth fighting for.

A quote I composed myself goes something like this: Life is an endless battle, you can never surrender, and you can never except defeat. No matter how hard you try, the battle will never end. But when it does, you’ve fought your way through, and now you may rest in peace.

The quote may be sad, but I like it because I find it very true. Life is a battle. Keep fighting, it will be worth it. Your worth it.

What’s funny?

I love jokes, like telling them, love hearing them, but lately I’ve been hearing more offensive jokes. Racist, homophobic, and sexist jokes are honestly the worst. Laughing with someone when they do something stupid, is funny. Teasing someone (when they like it) is funny. Making fun of the colour of someone’s skin, isn’t funny. Making fun of someone’s sexuality isn’t funny. Making fun of somebody’s gender, isn’t funny. Jokes are fun, when they’re controlled. Don’t let humour blind you. Someone could get hurt.

Makeup is for everyone

Hello everyone! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted. But today, I knew I had to.

I was on Ellen’s channel on YouTube (Ellen from the Ellen Show). I️ saw this makeup tutorial, so I clicked. I mean, I don’t know about all of you, but I love watching those tutorials. The video was from a boy and his sister, the boy was doing his sister’s eyebrows. He was showing the 3 different eyebrow trends for the winter. After watching the video, I started looking at the comments, which I do with most videos I see. But what I saw made me incredibly angry. The boy was about 10 or 11, and the majority of his comments, were hate. I couldn’t believe it, especially because it’s on Ellen’s channel. I had never seen that much hate on a video before! I think makeup is for everyone, boy or girl. I think men can be as good at makeup as woman. So why can’t they have a tutorial to? Makeup is for everyone, and anyone can wear it. This is 2017, and this is a new generation. A generation where people are different, unique, and special. This is a generation for people to be themselves!

Show love, not hate.