Archive for May, 2011

May 31, 2011

Getting back in the game.

I used to write ALL THE TIME.. poems, short stories, ideas for stories, etc. But i haven’t written much in the Past couple of years, except stuff for English and journalism. So. How do I get back into the writing scene. I still love to write but, ideas don’t flow the way they used to. I am going to go through some of my old stories and poems and review some of my writing, to get an idea. Maybe they will refresh my mind. The only hard part is finding them.

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May 31, 2011

The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins

This topic is… well lets face it.. Probably over used. And i will be one of the many million that use it once more, knowing it’s probably Out there in 20 billion other places:) Bare with me..

Summary(If you have read the hunger games, you can skip this part)                                                                                                                                                   For those of you live under a rock and don’t know what the hunger games is … It’s a book of the distopian genre. Its based some amount of years into the future in a Nation that was once North America, called Panem. There are 12 district, each one specializing in different economic activities. Every year one girl and one boy from each of the 12 districts between the ages of 12 and 18 are randomly chosen to enter the hunger games.  The hunger games are a game put on every year I believe by the capitol. Each of the selected tributes must enter an arena and fight until death. There can only be one remaining tribute to be the victor. The main Characters are Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. So basically the two enter the Hunger games and create a strategy to make the crowd fall in love with them, therefore they both can win. They face many obsticals and challenges and all that good stuff. And thats basically it.

Now if you have never read the book, don’t just judge it by my summary. I am a Pre-Ap english 2 student, but summaries are not my specialty.

NOW FOR THE REVIEW PART!!!

Hunger Games to me is, AMAZING. I mean it’s not so cliche. It’s not the typical boy and girl fall in love and live happily ever after crap that we read in most books, or watch in most movies. These kids have to face serious challenges to “be together” And they still never really end up together(at least not in the first book).

Katniss Everdeen also is not your typical female character. She is tough and strong willed. She isn’t weakened by the presence of a man. She also never gives up. When reading the hunger games Katniss is the character that makes you think. I felt so strong when flipping through the pages of the novel, like nothing can touch me. Katniss made a statement. She said F**K YOU to the capital and did things HER way. She wasn’t settling for anything.

Peeta Mellark. He is the male tribute from district 12 along with Katniss. Peeta was not in favor of winning the games. Actually if it wasn’t for Katniss he would have died. Peeta was “in love” with Katniss, and wanted to protect her and yah blah blah blah.. Lol. As a female when reading about peeta and scenes with peeta, i thought YES!! That’s the way it should be, with the women in power.

Obviously, gender roles are switched in The Hunger Games. The guys are tough, but the girls are tougher.

Reccomendations: I would reccamend this book to any one who loves the not so happy ending style. And the ones who love female empowerment. Also, I would reccomend this book for thinkers. Thinkers, being the people who can take the authors words and process so many different ideas on Why or how things could really end up the way they do in the book.

Well that’s it for this review. Sorry it wasn’t so great. Keep in mind this is the first review I have ever done. 🙂

May 30, 2011

My Future. Decision Making… ?

I find myself thinking at most times. What am I going to do when I get out of high school? What will my future be? I am going to be a sophomore in August, and I know I have a couple of years to make my decision. But i am the type of person that plans. I hate just going with the flow. I have to know. I don’t know what. There are so many things I am interested in, but nothing i am passionate about. cosmetology, a career in hospitality, and even medical assisting. My High school offers programs to all of these careers that can help me with my future, should I choose one of those careers. I could graduate with my cosmetology license if i chose to take the course. But how do you make such a decision. How do you know whether or not to do one thing or the other? I want my baby girl to know that she has a secure future. I want a good job that will leave her financially stable when I go. The decision i make won’t only affect me, but her too. That’s one thing about this world. You can never make a decision that will affect only you. Others are always impacted one way or another. gawsh… that makes my future harder

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May 30, 2011

Letters to Maddy: A negative + a negative = A positive

You made me fat. You make me tired. You sit on my nerves, leaving me doubled over in pain. You have given me horrible stretch marks that will scar my body forever. You have made it hard to walk. You have given me swollen ankles and feet. You keep me up all night(and that wont change when you arrive). You make my back hurt and my head ache. But, guess what? I LOVE YOU. Even if you do keep me running to the restroom all night. I wouldn’t change it for the world. You make me so happy:) I love you Maddison. your amazing baby girl. I love you!

May 30, 2011

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Me and my boyfriend Addison. He is the love of my life. I don’t care that we are young. We are in love.

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May 30, 2011

On the bright side.

Lets face it, the world isn’t at it’s best. There is SO much negativity, education isn’t as important as it should be, and the economy sucks! It’s quite scary actually to think about. So don’t. I know your probably wondering how do you not think about it when it has such an impact on your life. Well it’s easy. Distract yourself or think positive, there are many things you can do. My thing is Praying. Thinking about the world and all the disastrous things happening scares me. It scares me A LOT. Sometimes it even makes me so depressed I can’t think. But I began to pray one day, and everything was at ease again. Don’t get my wrong i still think of the scary times on occasion, just wondering whats going to happen. But then I have to pull myself back to reality pray again and think. I think about my unborn daughter. I think that I can’t stress it’s not good for her. And i think about my family and my boyfriend. I think about how amazing they are. I think about God. And i think that through him everything will be okay. Thinking on the bright side is not something I have done in the past. I used to be the typical teenager. The one who didn’t care about who she was or anyone else for that matter. But I have changed. Just like many people should.  I can only think of how my life would be if I still thought only of the negative. I can’t think that way anymore. I have to be happy as can be with my life and my little family, for myself and my daughter. ❤

So when times are tough and you feel like you can’t make it, think positive, and think about all the good that has happened or will happen. Try to wipe the bad out of your mind.

May 29, 2011

“With arms wide open”

This song is currently my ringtone for my phone. I know it is about being a DAD, and I am going to be a mother, but this song is the first song that popped into my head when I found out I would be a mother. I cry sometimes when I listen to it. I am here for my daughter with arms wide open. I will hold her in my arms when she cries, and I will teach her right from wrong and pray to God that she fallows the right path. And may God give me and my Boyfriend the strength to be the best parents we possibly can be. I will never forget the day I read the pregnancy test and it had two lines. I remember just feeling empty but not in a bad way. I felt hopeful. And i knew from that point out I would be responsible for a life. And I have to take care of my body to ensure a safe arrival into this dangerous world. And when she is born i will have to watch over her and let her grow independently from a child to a women. I hope she doesn’t make the same mistakes as me. And I hope she realizes that I love her and always will.

“Well i just heard, the news today. Seems my life, is gunna change, I close my eyes, begin to pray, then tears of joy, stream down my face, With arms wide open.”

May 29, 2011

35 weeks pregnant update.

Today I am 35 weeks and 2 days pregnant. The final stretch. It has been a very long journey to get here and I can’t wait to get to the finish line. Many people ask me if I am scared. Well yes and no. I am not scared of the pain because I have god by my side and there is nothing I can do to change the fact that it WILL be painful. But I am scared of any complications that may arise during labor or after the birth of my daughter (btw i  am having a girl). But I am praying and will continue to pray. I just want people to realize that yes I am young but I know with the help of my boyfriend/baby daddy, my family, and God I will be the best mother I can be. So far I have almost everything we need for the arrival of my baby girl. We have all the big stuff such as car seat, stroller, bassinet(soon upgrade to crib), diapers and wipes. All we need is the little stuff. Like toiletries and what not, which hopefully we will receive at my upcoming baby shower june 11. So we are pretty much ready for her arrival. I just hope she is born healthy and happy. I do plan to breastfeed to maximize her health. Hopefully that will go smoothly.

Now more about how I am feeling:)

I have been feeling so impatient. I am ready to meet her and see what features she has and if she looks like me or her daddy. I feel so so huge..ALL THE TIME. I haven’t been able to see my toes in forever. And don’t get me started on stretch marks.. There taking over my stomach. I hope I can find something that will help them fade postpartum. I have also been having Braxton hicks contractions a lot. But other than that I have been feeling pretty good and ready to have my baby.

So that’s pretty much it for week 35 of my pregnancy. Thank you, enjoy(:

May 29, 2011

Figures in the dark.

As I stared into the darkness with only one single light shining in the center of the room, my body shivered and my eyes widened. I was standing there, trying to deny what was happening. The tall dark figure was staring straight at me. I want to turn away but the fury I saw in his eyes captured me. I couldn’t call out for help, I could only hope that something, someone would save me. I saw his fangs pop out as he got closer. I tried to scream, but no sound could escape.

This is just part of something I wrote in 2008 and never finished it. Enjoy 🙂

May 29, 2011

My life changed

I am 35 weeks pregnant. Yes I am young which is probably what many people are thinking. But I am ready to be a mother.. This pregnancy by far was NOT planned but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I already love my little girl.. Her name will be Maddison. I want to reach out to teens who have sex and encourage them to wait. Which is part of the purpose of my blog. Me and my boyfriend did use condoms and we still ended up in this sticky situation. So teens if you think your safe your really not. Abstinence is truly the only way to make sure you are safe. So yeah. Please take my advice and DO NOT have sex.