Month: May 2016

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english meme

Dear V,

You’ve really grown up this year, i’m glad you know what to do with your life for once. This year was a tough one, one of the toughest ones you’ve had yet. But you’ve stayed pretty strong. You’re a tough cookie, way to be level headed. You’ve improved and learned things from life and school don’t ever stop working in school or on the court.

You made some pretty good projects and your college essay was pretty creative!! You and Grace are super duper close and hung out more, which is new. A great new. Varsity this upcoming year will be new, good luck with that.

I am  most proud of the writing you did in APUSH second semester, also the practice AP essays for English! They’re great and well planned out, another way you’ve grown this year.

Challenges in life were the most difficult this year, not to mention basketball. Not being stable at home could effect drastically in school, I’m proud that you didn’t. Basketball wise, keep working, you can do it. I know you’ve been worrying about who might be more talented. But you work and work and you can do better, you can do way better and be better than how you are currently. It’s all about the work. Trust me. Give it your all.

I wish you would’ve seen at the beginning of the year that people around you aren’t always gonna be there, they’ll come and go. Don’t waste your time and effort on those that aren’t willing to stay because there’s a reason they were there and now there’s a reason they’re gone. It’s for the best.

My goals for my last and final year of high school and to be happy in what I have planned for my future, be organized in where I am going and be surrounded by all my friends and family that I love and that love me back. To not take anything for granted and try to teach others that life isn’t all that bad. It could be worse.

with awesomeness,

Viv from the past!


Limitless Possibilities

I wrote my essay and added a video with voiceover, about how going into space is a big dream of mine.

PROMPT: You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there?
I’m in love with the stars, the miles and miles of what seems to be nothing, the planets and their gravitational pulls. I would like to go to space to go see first hand, not just pictures of from a distance anymore, to be closer and more personal with the objects in our solar system. I would do anything to be even remotely close to our moon, to view its defined craters, or be far enough from our own Earth’s orbit to see it’s complete beauty first hand.
If I had one ticket in my hand it would be a free astronaut suit, training, and a trip to outer space (the moon more specifically) and the supplies needed to perform samples and run tests on the moon’s overall environment to study what it contains
While on this journey, I would photograph all of my sights and views, I would record all data and moments to look back at in my future. I would arrive on the moon and search for man-made objects and anything that could be potential evidence of possible life.
Collecting samples of the atmosphere and environment around me then followed by a series of tests to determine what exactly can and cannot be done to discover new ways to make our moon ‘ours’. This could then create new ideas in solving our over population issues, as so many births happen an hour, a day nonetheless. Traveling to the moon would not be a wasted opportunity, the intentions and possible outcomes would be to benefit everyone else.
I feel heavy pressure against my chest as I try to keep my eyes open during take off, I’ve been trained for this type of feeling so I am not alarmed, it is expected. We finally break through the atmosphere and we are in Earth’s orbit. Our planet is beautiful from so high up, the blue and white swirls look like art. As we continue to distance ourselves from Earth I see more of nothingness, it is difficult to comprehend how truly small we are to the rest of the universe even when you are viewing it first hand. I have found that many people in my generation see themselves as the center of our universe. I hope one day all will realize that one person in our universe, is truly even smaller than an ant being compared to our entire planet Earth. As we seem to drift away we have time to just adjust to the darkness and absorb all of our solar system’s beauty. My crew sits in silence, they have come to the realization of how insignificant our everyday lives on planet Earth are. As for I, everyday spent on Earth I tried wrapping my mind around this truth.
Fortunately, I consider myself to have come to this realization and continue to try my hardest to comprehend our true size and impact amongst our galaxies. We land our aircraft on the rough surface of the moon. Gathering my research supplies and stepping out I feel as light as a feather. The moon’s gravity is not nearly as much as the gravity on Earth. I begin to collect samples and data, test tubes are opened and highly advanced technology assists me as I analyze the data. Collecting this information could potentially help solve population issues we have on Earth. I would then set up camp, preparing myself physically and mentally for my residence on the moon. I am asking this to be seen or understood as a choice would be created to be beneficial to everyone I love and everyone that I have yet to meet, a choice that is not even a choice at all but more of an honor. An honor that not many have, not because it is a trip to the moon, but because only few people in life get the opportunity to turn their dreams into their reality.

project proposal

1& 2.I will be doing prompt C because I can go many directions with it.

3. I will be using the show me app to draw and talk /tell a story answering the prompt. I feel this is one of the most creative ways and personally, it helps when I draw pictures when explaining things.

5. I will stay on top of my work and come in during lunch on Monday if i am not finished along with work over my weekend.