Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Future

My mom has always told me to dream big but realistically. My brother always said to not talk yourself down and try to be less than what you are. In the future I'm wanting to go to college to earn a medical degree. I'm still not sure what exactly I want but I definitely want to get a secure job in the medical field. As I get older I've always wanted to use my talent of baking and interest in business management to open a cute little café. That would be my ultimate goal. I've always loved Georgia and I've told myself that that's where I would want to live, but at the same time I would hate to leave where my roots were planted, on a small farm in a small town.

Relationship Recipe

A relationship is a lot of work from both sides. More often than not we are seeing more and more relationships fail. Being from a family who's parents are still together I've heard plenty of advice from my mom on what makes it work. Trust and honesty, you can't be with someone and constantly be questioning whether they're being truthful or not. Not only does it make the other person feel guilty of things they didn't even do, but it makes you unable to relax and enjoy you're time with that person. Being humble, you shouldn't focus on yourself. If you focus on pleasing the other person and taking care of them, then they will do the same thing for you. Plus it makes you feel loved and closer. And finally, love. How can you be with someone if you don't love them.



I've never been able to find something that I'm super good at. Since I was 5 I've been trying to find a good hobby that I don't completely suck at. From dancing, to tumbling, hunting, fishing, running, and painting, I've only ever been average. One time my mom told me to make cupcakes to give to a close family friend who's mother had just died. I found myself really enjoying myself, and when the cupcakes were finished my mom gave them a test taste, she was amazed. My grandmothers and great grandmothers had all baked and been really good at it. To me that had never occurred that it could be something I would be good at too. I guess like mother, like daughter.

Favorite Pet

Growing up I've never became attached to any of my pets. Actually I remember having fish for about a month until I got tired of them. I got irritated that they wouldn't die, so I took them out of the tank and gave them to a day care. The only pet I think I've really became attached to is my current dog Ritz. Even though we've only had him for 6 years, he's became attached to me and that makes me become attached to him. Ritz is the only pet I've had that actually knows when I want my space and when I need comfort. Imagine how the world would be if people had hearts like his.

Monday, May 9, 2016

"perfect" parents

To me I definitely don't see my parents as perfect. Sure, they get close, but no parent is "perfect". I don't see perfect parenting as never doing anything to make your child mad or irritated with you, because no matter who you are you can't satisfy everyone. The perfect parents to me are parents who know when to care for you and know when to be there with you, but also know when to give you your space. Every parent will get mad and irritated with you and every child will get mad and irritated with the parents but unconditional love and support is what makes a parent perfect. 
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Temptation as a Teen

As you begin to get older you start to hear the same talk over and over again. Whether it's in school, with your parents, or even with your friends. The talk about drugs and alcohol. Whenever i heard this talk i let it fly right over my head because i knew i was a good person, i had good friends, and i was from a good family, so naturally i didn't think i would have been exposed to anything like that. Well one night i was invited to go to a bonfire by a senior. I'm a freshman, so when a senior asks you to go to a bonfire with them, this was exciting of course i said i wanted to go. We got there and along with him were other seniors and sophomores, all of them i knew and i trusted. So the fire is burning bright and we're all laughing, things are going great! Well, that's when one of the sophomores pulls out moonshine. They pass it in a circle until i find the jar in front of me. I knew if i took it, it would make my grandmother roll over in her grave, so i passed it on to the guy who brought me. To my surprise, he passed it along to without taking any. As he was taking me back home he told me that all of them were idiots, referring to the moonshine. When he said that it had never made me more proud of my decision.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Amelia Earhart

To die would be an adventure. If i would ever be able to sit down and speak to anyone who has taken that adventure i would want it to be Amelia Earhart. To me she is a hero. Not only was she the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but think about the amount of courage and determination it must have took to do something the world wasn't used to seeing. I would ask her what she went through and what she did to earn that much courage and perseverance. I would ask her who encouraged her and, of course, what exactly happened out on the Atlantic.

"You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy"

Have you ever noticed as you get older your Christmas list begins to grow smaller and smaller. Or how the things you once went crazy over as a kid mean nothing to you now. "You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy." As i have grown i have realized that the most important things in life can't be bought with money, but they are earned. Manners, Morals, Respect, Character, Common Sense, Trust, Patience, Class, Integrity, and Love. As i look at the richest people i know i have seen them pride themselves in everything they own, but always find something missing, so they go out and buy a 5th car that they will never step foot in. I guess for some people everything's just not enough.

(Anti)Social Media

So, your sitting upstairs, on your bed, with your eyes glued on the most precious thing in your life, the most beautiful thing you've ever seen. You've already promised it that you'd never let it go. If it fell, you would fall to your knees crying with it.... Your phone. As you love that phone with all your heart what you don't realize is that it doesn't love you back. In fact it's hurting you. Remember your cousin, the one you haven't seen in a year. Instead of being able to see her, your phone is hooking you up with Chad from New York. What you don't know is that Chad is really Sarah from California. Social Media is scary. Not only can it rip you away from people you were close to, like friends and family, but it can put you in incredibly dangerous situations that no teen should have to be exposed to.

Feeling Trapped

Imagine waking up one morning, your sweating because you can't bear the heat. 105.9. Red, itchy, burning spots cover you from head to toe. As you stand you find it hard, your legs are weak and in incredible aching pain.Now imagine being told that you have a rare disease. A fatal disease that you're gonna have for the rest of your life. And being told that now, for every month, you have to receive a $70,000 shot to keep you from being anything but normal.
Trapped is defined as being held tightly by something so that it cannot move or be freed. When i was diagnosed that's exactly how i would describe i felt. I didn't know if i would be able to do things everyone else does. I didn't know if i could still be as active as i wanted to be. But mostly, I didn't know if people would still look at me the same if i told them i had a disease. To me "disease" meant different, or broken. I didn't want to be either. The uncertainty of everything made me feel trapped, unable to move, to progress in life. But, like any trap, metaphorical or literal, you either lay there and die, or find a way out.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Missouri: The show-me-state certainly has plenty to show. From cold winters and hot summers to cows on each side of the highway. Home of the gateway to the mid-west and the famous author that gave life to Tom Sawyer. I grew up in the small town of Palmyra, just another passing town, like many of the other towns Missouri is built on.