Thanks A Lot, Society…

Today, I think I truly realized just how much society has actually ruined me. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve known for quite some time that the world is screwed up (to say the least), but it really hit me today.

I was hanging out with a couple of friends who are like my brothers. Since I was only going to be around them, I didn’t bother with putting on my makeup. Bad desicion. Or was it? I mean, why should I feel uncomfortable without makeup? Why should I be ashamed of my face? Come on! It’s MY FACE for crying out loud!

Anyway… When their dad came to pick them up, I began my walk home from the park (a whopping 1 block, by the way). They didn’t pull away for a few minutes (probably their dad was checking his phone or something), and so I was walking with my back turned to them. I began to feel sort of, well, awkward. Did my hair look okay? Should I have worn makeup? Did my shirt make me look fat?

As soon as I couldn’t see their faces and reactions to my appearance, I started to question whether my friends judged me by my personality, or if their views of me relied solely on how I looked. As these critical thoughts ran through my head, I stopped myself and thought, “Where did this come from?!” I’ve never really judged myself too harshly (is that the right way to say that??) about my appearance. Sure, I could stand to lose a bit of weight, and maybe I like myself better with makeup, but I try not to think about it too much. So what was this?! Why was I being so hard on myself?

Society has taught me that I need to be skinny. Have I failed? Society has taught me that I need to be flawless. Flaws? I have plenty of those to spare. Society has taught me that I need to live up to impossible standards. Will I ever look half as attractive as a Victoria’s Secret model? STOP! Ladies, and even guys, too; Everyone is different and unique. I don’t care how cheesy that sounds.

That girl at work tries not to laugh because when she does, she snorts a little… But you think it’s cute. That guy you saw at the bus station was secretly embarrassed of his acne… But you think he looks really nice. Think of your flaws. Now, as depressing as that may be, realize that the people who pass you on the street every day DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR FLAWS. Your friends and family love you despite your flaws. No one should have to look in the mirror and not love what they see. Love yourself UNCONDITIONALLY!!!

~Blondie:)

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Term Paper

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In the following essay we will be discussing what we have been learning in the 7th Grade English Class from the Ron Paul Curriculum, taught by Mr. Bradley Fish Jr.

In the first part of this course we studied the five points of a work of fiction; plot, character development, setting, author’s writing style, and theme.

Plot: There are five plot points: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. We read The Dragon and the Raven by G.A.Henty while we were studying plot.

Character Development: How good you get to know the character though the book. We read Wulf the Saxon by G.A. Henty when we were learning about character development.

Setting: Where the book is set. The book we read while learning about setting was AConnecticut Yankee in Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain.

Author’s writing style:  The style that the author writes with. White Fang by Jack…

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Seven Rules for Improving Vocabulary!

I get the feeling that a lot of people could use this… Pass it on!

Seven  easy ways to improve your vocabulary and learn new words.

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  1. Read, read, and read. The more you read — especially novels and literary works, but also magazines and newspapers — the more words you’ll be exposed to. As you read and uncover new words, use a combination of attempting to derive meaning from the context of the sentence as well as from looking up the definition in a dictionary.
  2. Keep a dictionary and thesaurus handy. Use whatever versions you prefer — in print, software, or online. When you uncover a new word, look it up in the dictionary to get both its pronunciation and its meaning(s). Next, go to the thesaurus and find similar words and phrases — and their opposites (synonyms and antonyms, respectively) — and learn the nuances among the words.
  3. Use a journal. It’s a good idea to keep a running list of the new words…

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Sin and Syntax

The Write Shelf

Sin and Syntax
Constance Hale
(Three Rivers Press, pp 306)

Rating:

✍✍✍✍

sinandsyntaxAudience: Fiction and nonfiction writers

Scope: Grammar: words, sentences, and the music of fine prose.

Overview: I heard Constance Hale speak at the 2015 San Francisco Writer’s Conference. Her talk inspired me so much, I attended every other class she gave that weekend. Then I got home and bought her book, Sin and Syntax.

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Did I Matter?

Someday,our lives will come to an end. You and I will both be gone. Then what will your money be worth? What will your nice clothes mean? Will they matter? Of course not. What will have mattered is your capacity to love. To care. To do. “To do what?” you may ask, and the answer is this; to do good. To do what is right. To do what you love and are passionate about. To help others. To stand tall and never back down. To have courage.

So, when your time comes to an end, ask yourself; did I matter?

This is a short, inspirational article I wrote for my school paper as an editor in charge of the Opinions page.

Her Eyes, My Eyes

Sometimes, when I cry,

When I’m feeling awfully down,

I look into my eyes,

Still, I see my ugly frown.

The girl in my reflection,

She’s not the girl I know,

She’s looking for affection,

But she has this sort of glow….

Those eyes, her eyes,

Their color’s just so perfect.

But those thighs, my thighs,

“Disgusting,” “Far too thick.”

Those eyes, her eyes,

They’re gorgeous, that’s a fact.

But my belly… Though I try,

I fear I’ll never see it flat.

Those eyes, my eyes,

They’re from my fathers, two.

This, I know, it’s no surprise,

Not just Dad, but Jesus, too.

Written by Kaitlyn Hamshar, June 17th, 2015

Hello world!

Hello! I’m a very excited young woman (not intended to be dirty, so don’t get any wrong ideas…)  looking to excite and inspire others with the world around them. People of all ages, please, come share wisdom, ideas, stories, and more! EVERYTHING is appreciated!!! Also, I would like to say that I am a very open-minded person, and people of all ethnicities, religions, etc are very welcome! I’m curious to see how this blog works out, but thank you to any and all who contribute!

Blondie, out!