Chapter 28

I think for me there are 7 milestones in my life. The first was my Confirmation. This was my first milestone in my faith. The second milestone is your transition from middle school into high school. I think this is when you really leave your childhood and go on the road to adulthood. The third is when you get your license. When you can drive you are open to more freedom. The fourth is your graduation. This is you moving from home to another living place. The next is your first job. After is y...

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Chapter 27

My room is still painted and decorated as it was when I was ten years old. So my room represents the childhood part of me. I don't like my room, but it still reflects parts of me. For example, I have a canvas in my room with the lyrics to Amazing Grace. This was my Grandmother's favorite song before she passed. I like to have it in my room so I don't forget her and how I can see her in myself.

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Chapter 26

I think all of these things are important. It is important to find joy in you everyday life because in spite of all the bad, there is good. It is good to keep dreams in mind because then you have something to aim for. I think it is more important to find joy in life because that will make you happier.

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Chapter 25

People in other countries come to America to seek freedom and escape from their hardships in their own home. Geraldo, though he was not born in America, was American. The people that come to America and then are not treated as Americans deserve better. We all deserve to be treated equal. I think that we should be making an effort to make other people's homes as comfortable and accepting as ours is here in America.

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Chapter 24

A house is the actual property that you buy. A house is empty, but when you and all of your life begins to live in it, it becomes a home. A home is filled with stories and love. It has all of your memories. A house becomes a home when you and your life inhabit it.

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Chapter 23

I have imitated someone, or multiple people, before and after I ended up feeling guilty. Even if I didn't mean any harm to it, my mocking still hurt the person. I don't still feel that guilt, but at the time I remember wishing I hadn't mocked that person. I agree with Esperanza in that diseases and sickness happen by chance. I don't think God chooses who gets sick for any particular reason. I think it is all a part of nature and the plan God has for us.

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Chapter 22

The parts of my home to me are my room, my parents room, and my family. I could do without my items and materialistic things. Such as my jewelry and electronics. Things that I would have to have are my pictures . Also I would want to keep books and my bible. Most importantly, I need my family and my dog, Roxy. She's my favorite ever.

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Chapter 21

There was a girl in my life that I was best friends with. I put my trust in her because she was my best friend, and it turned out that everything she told me about herself was lie. Even after that experience I think it is important to be trusting in people. You have to see the good in people rather than only look at the bad.

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Chapter 20

When I was in 8th grade after the first semester I feel like I left my childhood behind. After 8th grade year I felt like I stepped into adulthood. I left middle school and stepping into the maturity of high school. Growing up to me means maturing and getting ready for the real world.

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Chapter 19

When I was little I went to a camp called Camp Glissen. There were many cool outdoor activities that I was too nervous or shy to do because I was alone. Now looking back on it I wish I would've done some of those things because they were neat and outdoorsy. I think I have overcome my shyness and grown as a person since then.

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Chapter 18

As a child, I saw adults as scary and didn't see how they had my best interest in mind. I did not recognize when my parents were looking out for me or keeping me safe. I still don't sometimes. I believe that even though sometimes it is hard for adults to understand childish things, they are still wiser in most situations.

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Chapter 17

People are definitely judged by what they wear. What you wear in a way defines you. That doesn't mean it should. There is a double standard against women and what they wear. Women are ridiculed by their clothing choices even if it makes them feel beautiful. Men should be able to control themselves in a gentleman- like manner no matter what a women is wearing.

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Chapter 16

One afternoon my friends and I went to the Avalon. We went shopping and my friend's date showed up. He was very strange and she didn't like him. We laughed the entire time over how uncomfortable she was and how creepy he was. Also, we got some cute clothes and a good lunch. It was a fun afternoon with my friends.

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Chapter 15

I like trees and grass. They are so wide and tall and open that it seems like the world isn't so small and that there is more then where you are right now. I also really like beaches because they are sandy and salty. Beaches are relaxing with the sun on your skin and your toes in the sand. Both beaches and grassy areas are places to take some time to yourself and calm down.

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Chapter 14

I am afraid of a lot of things. My biggest fear is that I am afraid of heights. I get very scared on roller coasters and on high buildings. My stomach gets butterflies and I get very scared. Lots of times when my friends and I go to amusement parks I get too scared to do the rides. I think fears are important to make who we are.

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Chapter 13

I think that society does have a responsibility to children. Today's youth is tomorrow's adults. So I believe that people have a responsibility to keep children safe. I think people should have had more regard for the Vargas children and should have cared for them more. This I think would have made a change in the children's lives.

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Chapter 12

I don't see separation in society changing any time soon because many people base their opinions on how they see people rather then how people actually are. I think that racism and sexism is something mankind has been dealing with for a while and to overcome it is for you, yourself, to try not to judge people and be accepting. Women and men should be held at an equal standard just as black people and white people should be held at an equal standard.

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Chapter 11

My dreams and goals for the future are not set in stone but I want to do something in a big city. I want to change things and have an influence. So maybe something in law? I plan to accomplish this through God, good grades, and a happy outlook on life.

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Chapter 10

My own personal philosophy is kind of like Esperanza's. I think that it is important not to take anything too seriously or get too hung up on anything because life goes on either way. So why not be happy? I think it is important to keep a smile on your face and face things as they come to you with God's grace.

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Chapter 9

When I was little I would do my most risk-taking on a trampoline. We would play "dead man" or "four corners" and I would always jump a little too high or run too fast. I would sometimes get hurt with an elbow burn or something small, but never any major injuries. When I was little risks seemed a lot more worth taking.

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