In the time of need I count on my parents. They are always there for me no matter what. They provide for me day in and day out. I cannot explain how much they mean to me. I know i can count on them because they love me so much and will do anything for me (within reason). My parents have been going through a lot recently and still somehow take care of our family. Parents are literally superheros! I do not know how they do it! They come home from work and take care of us after that long hard day, to hear me and my brother arguing with each other about whos who in whatever show we are watching. My parents are my inspiration and i hope i can be this good a parent when i start to have kids. I want to be as strong and as fearless as them. They let things just role off there back and bounce back into life. I have never seen them give up on anything, they power through. They continue to give us things that we want and still pay the bills, and hey kids are not cheap. I wish i could give them back of what they have given me. They have shown me the way to be, the way to do things in life that will be useful. Now that i am growing up, i see with open eyes how much they sacrifice for us. Just the other day my dad lent my his jacket on a seven degree day in the east. I was so touched that he did that for me because i was freezing. I love my parents so much. My mom just recently helped me get my first job and i cannot thank her enough. She basically made my resume for me. They both want to see me succeed in my life and I know they are in my corner since day one. I will love forever and eve and i will not stop saying thank you to them until i die! So thank you mom and dad for truly everything. And thats who i would go to in a time of need…my parents.
Ms. Woodward has asked my class a very important question, who can I count on everyday? I can count on my parents. I say my parents because they are always there for me right when i need them. They pay for everything i need, and i trust them with almost everything. I love them so much, i really do not know what i would do without them. My parents taken in almost all the stress and worries for us and deal with them. I know they do more than enough for my brother and me, and i am truly blessed to have them. Another person that I know i can count on is my brother (crazy as it seems). I know i can count on him to keep my secrets and help me get over issues i might be having. I know he truly cares about me, and would do anything to protect me even though he is four years younger. I love him to death and I hope he know i will protect him no matter what. I am so lucky to have him as my brother. These two people i can count on everyday is my aunt and uncle. I know they have my back through thick and thin. I have done some pretty risky and awful things and somehow they still love and accept me for who i am and who I’ve become as an young lady. I will always love them to the moon and back. They always seem to know the right things to say when i am upset or nervous about something. I will never forget the time i smashed into my aunt on our bikes, and she didnt even get mad at me. I believe i have learned a lot about how to be a good person. A neighbor of mine has also had a great impact on my life, and i know i can count on her anyday if anything should have to happen. Her two children mean the world to me, and i would do anything for them too. These 3 people are like family to me, and it makes me sad that we live so far apart now. These last two people are my Best Friends Jordyn and Marlone. These two friends are the bestest friends I have ever had. They have there for me in my toughest times. I know for a fact they can count on me and i can count on them.
I have tried so many activities growing up. Ballet (yeah me doing ballet, yeah right!), gymnastics, jazz dancing (that was an abomination!), horseback riding and basketball. The two main activities that I actually stuck too was horseback riding and basketball. When I was in third grade, my best friend at the time, horseback rode, so of course I needed to horseback ride too. So I started up, my first trainers name was Jenn, and she was my all-time favorite trainer. I rode every Sunday, from 4pm to 5:30pm. The horses I liked riding were Moxie, Jimmy Dean, and Scout. In the beginning I loved it so much. After a year and a half I got a new trainer, and her name was Megan. When Megan came I started doing competitions. My first competition was rough, I think I got 5th, 6th, and 3rd. I was pretty disappointed but it just showed me that I needed to try harder. So I kept at it and kept going to my lessons. By the end of two years I had been thrown off the horses countless times, but it was all worth it. In my second competition I won 2nd, 3rd, and 2nd again! WHOOPY! I was super proud of myself, and so were my parents. Well in 6th grade I slowly started to change my mind about horseback riding. I wanted to play basketball so bad (even though I never once picked up a basketball). I was wicked tall in 6th grade, taller than all the boys, so I wanted to use my height in a sport that I could excel at. So I tried play basketball at the rec, I loved the sport, but I hated rec. My friends started taking about a travel basketball team, so of course I joined! Manchester Travel Basketball, oh what an interesting association. I could go on and on about the things that happened during practice, games, warm-ups, and parents. I learned many things I would have to say, I learned how to be a team player and how to actually play the game of basketball. My basketball friends and I all tried out for an AAU basketball team, I however did not make that team because I was not skilled enough nor was I fast enough. I have to say that killed my confidence, but it did not stop me from playing basketball. I ended up trying out and making another team, and playing for the older group. I did not play much on this team but I learned so much. After that season I became so much more of a better player, I knew how to do things others did not. 7th grade I played on my middle school team, that season was atrocious! But at the same time I was also playing the travel team. That was a lot to handle but so much fun. Later in the year I did AAU again, but played at my own age level. 8th grade for my middle school team was amazing (I started every game that year), but we made it to the finals and came in second! Of travel was awful like usual. Then again in February I started AAU, this season was not good…I beat myself up for every little thing. 9th grade I hurt my knee but was still on the team, but as manager. Through my sports experience i realized my parents made it to everything (well at least one of them). They are my biggest support. I would not be anything without them.
People always ask me what interests me… nine times out of ten I say I do not know. Until I went back to school on September 2nd, 2014 as a junior in High school. I sat down in my English class and met my teacher Ms. Woodward. She told us what our class will be doing throughout the year. I usually stick to Twitter to express myself, but I am realizing that my thoughts and experiences are much larger than 144 characters. So here I am…this is the assignment creating a blog about myself and my interests. I will be doing this assignment all school year, it will force me to figure out exactly who I am and what I really truly love doing. In saying that what I currently love doing is taking photographs of nature and finding that sweet angle that is just breath-taking. I rarely want to use a filter on my photos because I feel like the natural light is all you will need for your photo. ALL NATURAL! Over the summer my family and I went to the renaissance faire in Sterling New York. To make this even more intriguing my parents gave my brother and me a photo scavenger hunt. On this scavenger hunt we had to find things they put on the scavenger hunt list. Some of the things that were on the list were: someone with a painted face, a hipster in plaid, any food on a stick, someone jousting, a king, a queen, and the best for last a shirtless person who should NOT be shirtless! That was a few out of the thirty-eight on the list. I really enjoyed doing this with my family, because ONE I liked all the picture-taking and TWO I actually had a great time with my family (a teenager enjoying time with her family? WHAT!?). Photography has not always been in my life, it is more of a new-found love. I started about two years ago, because I thought the world had many different sides to it, and every picture taken by a photographer of nature just shows people how great our world is. There is something about a great photo that will draw your attention to it, and it is different for everyone (one of the many great things about art by the way). For example in abstract art people usually love the way it looks; the different colors, shapes, and sizes. The bright colors attracts the human eye, because that color is just so vibrant and exciting. I guess I got the “artsy” eye from my mother’s side of the family, we are related to the Peale painters, Charles Willson and Rembrandt. Many of their paintings are very famous and are featured in world-famous museums. I will attach one painting from each of them (the first one I attached is by Rembrandt and the second one is by Charles). Art runs in the family, my mother and grandmother are amazing painters. I hope to “paint” my blog with my nature photography. I am so excited to share my pictures with everyone, and I cannot wait to take new pictures just for this blog. Thank you for taking your time to read my first blog post ever!