Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Student Diversity Leadership Conference

I'm so excited! Today I will be boarding the plane to Maryland for a leadership conference. I believe this will be a great opportunity for BOS, a club that I am helping lead, and for what I would love to accomplish later in my lifetime (more on both of these in a post in the future!).

Although I can't wait to get started with my trip, I have been really stressed over the amount of schoolwork I will be missing! Last night I stayed up late enough that I became not tired, weird I know. By the end of my study session with Physics and APUS I had pages upon pages of notes, and the words started to mesh together in my journal! I know that the cramming session was definitely not the best way to study, but I writing the notes enables me to study the notes throughout the week. Even though I have tests right after the trip will be over, I do not think I will be regretting the conference.

Representing my school and going to Maryland for a leadership conference on Diversity is  true honor. This convention will be a blast and I'll make sure to write about it on my blog later this week

Sunday, December 1, 2013


So I was searching the interwebs for perfect christmas presents and I happened upon the BEST thing ever!

Liya Kebebe is a big role model for me. She shows that two cultures can blend seamlessly. Taken from her website, "Supermodel / actress and former World Health Organisation's Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Liya Kebede"..."started Lemlem in 2007 as a way to inspire economic independence in her native country and to preserve the art of weaving."
  Here are some of the pieces that I really enjoy:

There are a lot of great handcrafted pieces of clothing and accessories that you should definitely check out that were not shown in this post! *cough* great for Christmas presents!

Slow Down, Stay Grateful

I'm grateful for many things this year. I'm grateful for my family, especially my mother. I'm grateful for my school and the amount of helpful teachers that I have met along the way. I'm grateful for my core group of friends that are always there for me. And I'm grateful for my health.

I sometimes feel dejected and only consider my failures. I feel stressed from the workload, I get into an argument with friends and family, and I feel sick from the combined stress of it all. Whenever something like this happens, I stop. 

I slow down, breath, and count the things I'm grateful for. I go through my list in the first paragraph. I stop worrying about my cant's and my almost there's, and think about everything that I should be thankful for.

Happiness is born from gratitude. If you slow down, and stay grateful, you will find that your life might be put into perspective.

Have you ever felt dejected?

Go into this coming week with this post in mind, and tell me how your week goes!