concerning participation awards

I've always thought that participation awards are silly. Me thinking that has also led to many mishaps in my mindset. It has led to valuing a trophy, metaphorical or physical, over all else. Lately, I've been pondering if me- and everyone else, just deserves a participation award. Sometimes, I think, that's the only 'trophy' you'll … Continue reading concerning participation awards

Be Yourself

It's advice that's given all the time; but especially for teenagers, it's more than a little bit difficult to follow. I don't think it's for a lack of trying, by any means. If anything, we are constantly trying to figure out who 'our self' is. For me, I am most definitely always wondering who it … Continue reading Be Yourself

F for Effort

School stinks. Do I really mean that? No, not really. I love the idea of school. I love what school sometimes is, or, more accurately, used to be. I used to love going to class with the sole intention and purpose of learning. I loved pushing myself and finding I could reach horizons I wasn't … Continue reading F for Effort

Said isn’t Dead

Said has been buried six feet under since I was nine years old. I remember the first time I heard the phrase. It was Halloween in my fourth grade class, and we had different stations with educational, Halloween themed activities. The pink sock-hop dress I was wearing swished as I skipped to the next station, … Continue reading Said isn’t Dead

Peek-a-Boo

There are some moments in life I like to think of as 'Peek-a-Boo' moments. Have you ever played a game of peek-a-boo with a baby of a year or few months old? I think it's much more entertaining for me than it is even for the baby, to be perfectly honest. There's something so beautifully … Continue reading Peek-a-Boo