Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Belief reflection

Something that worked really well for me this week was getting my beliefs into words for my essays. Like I've mentioned in previous posts,  I often have trouble finding the right words for my opinions, but I think it did a good job at it this time. I wrote about something that I've believed for my entire life, so that definitely helps with knowing what I'm talking about and ha ingot he words for it. My family and I have talked about beliefs at dinner many times, and we usually agree on things. This is one of those things, because it's the way my parents raised me.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Self Encyclopedia

Cousin My brother and I were the first kids in our family. We grew up as role models to all of our cousins, and still are. My oldest cousin, Kiernan, is 5 years younger than me. He basically worships us, and occasionally used to cry when we left his house. He's more mature than many of the kids my age, and he's only 10. I can tell he's going to grow up to be like his uncle, who's a stock broker. I'm glad to be a role model in his life.

Longboarding: My summertime passion is longboarding. Anyone can do it, and you can do it many different ways. I use it for transportation, having fun with friends, or just to get some exercise. Some people do downhill races that can reach speeds of over 70 mph., but there's no way I would ever do that. Whenever I have free time and the weather is nice, I'm either longboarding, swimming, or camping. It's just nice to be able to basically stand and go down a hill at the speed of a car, and then feel that satisfaction again after climbing a long hill.

Social: I'm a very social person. I can't stand being out of touch with my friends, and I'm sure most people feel the same way. Whenever I lose connection with someone that I was previously close friends with I wonder what they think about me and if they still consider us friends. I start to question if it's my fault that we haven't stayed in touch, so I usually try to talk to them again.