High Life

Every once in awhile we all still come across a gloomy day. After a few months of refocussing my life, I am extremely content. Leaving a public school was the best thing for me. I see life differently and appreciate life much more than I ever have.

Dance and music helps to keep me sane. Without these two components in my life, I do not know where I would be. Focusing on working hard in the studio and at home has distracted my mind from the negatives of society. I have been auditioning for many dance programs and will be spending five weeks at the University of North Carolina for the comprehensive dance intensive. In an upcoming performance of Cinderella I will be performing as the roll of the Fairy Godmother.

Along with dance being one of the most supportive getaways in my life, family and friends have helped. Between my immediate family, to the extended, and friends, I have had one of the greatest support systems. We all wish everyday can be full of happiness, but unfortunately that will never be the case. With many individuals supporting me I have grown to be more kind and mentally/physically healthy.

I am thankful for everyday and every individual that has come through my life. Without the challenges I have experienced I would not be the person I am today. Proud to say I have come this far and I have learned to love myself and be happy as my own individual.

 

Sunday Funday

Super Bowl Sunday in my household is not as typical as it usually is. My mom is still cooking as usual, but my brother won’t be here. My dad and I started our day with parallel parking which is always quite eventful. Following our outing we came home to cook. My dad and I made goat cheese stuffed jalapeño peppers wrapped in bacon while my mom made a superb amount of food. Before sitting down to watch tv as a family we went for a walk and then my mom took some pictures of me outside. Hope everyone has a great Sunday with their family and friends!

 

Social Media

Around three o’clock you would come home and you’d have no phone or lap top. You spend time with your family, go outside, or play and do your homework, but things have changed. In todays society with this space age device you come home around 3 and the first thing you do is go on twitter to cloud your mind with the destructive words different individuals feel the need to say about “the girl/ boy they hate.” The teens of todays society seem to be more interested in the drama than making a life for themselves. Endless hours each night losing sleep because they are more interested in sharing their personal lives with the world than enjoying the moment in which they live.

Lets take a look into what it is like to be the person being attacked. Some people understand that what others say is irrelevant to them but what about the people that don’t know how to handle the hostility. Logging into twitter you begin to see the one tweet directly toward you followed by an endless amount of subtweets. People are talking about all your flaws and its causing you to feel more insecure than you initially did. Individuals judge and use passive aggressive behavior to try and bring your self esteem down. While you are sitting behind that computer screen with tears rolling down your face you are left speechless.

The words of others begin to become how you think of yourself. This idea of going on twitter to be inconsiderate of ones feelings is inappropriate. It is time to do more than just sit on social media each night “roasting” people because it is entertaining.

Take a step back and analyze your life. Are people really succeeding in their own life to the absolute fullest by talking about others? We all make mistakes therefore everyone judging each other is not ethical. Life is not fair, but spending time hurting others emotionally can do an extreme amount of unforeseen damage. It is time to step away from the computer and spend time with family. Learn to have the ability to enjoy spending  time by yourself. Be able to sit alone in a quiet room without feeling depressed or alone. Go out into the real world and meet people. Experience and enjoy life to the absolute fullest instead of consistently hiding behind a screen and keyboard criticizing people on the choices they have made in their own lives.