Friday, July 22, 2016

day eleven

day eleven wasn't a great day, I ended up feeling really sick and had to go to the dorms to lay down in the middle of my elective :( I feel better today though so that's good.  Also my roommate bought me Chinese food when I felt better so that was sweet.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Day 10

I went bowling today, I'm going to try to add pictures tomorrow while at the hub to make this post better because I got a bunch of great ones. I played with Alisha, Destanie, Alley, and Katie. Also with  Tony, who's like an amazing bowler?? aka he won both times with Alisha as a close second. I really enjoyed the time bowling, I really want to go again. I'm actually planning to go home and bowl because I had so much fun.

this is my speech from class, I'm using it as my day nine post because it meant a lot to me.

going beyond the door

the vast unknown lied behind the door, there was no telling what one would be met with once it was open, each day, opening the door would be the biggest task, the most frightening obstacle. Did I dare cross over the boundary where my anxiety started and wouldn't end until I stepped back through the imaginary sanctuary from I had made my room in my mind. I built up this wall in front of the door, my comfort lied here, between these four walls, and it lied there for years. My room, my only safe place from the world. My anxiety had gotten to a really bad point to which I wouldn't leave unless I really had to. I was scared of the world and the unknown it held. I realized that living and being alive are two different things, and that if I wanted to make the most of my teenage years I would have to do what scares me the most, breaking the hold the door had. I started with just getting out more, going to my friends, joining color guard, and doing everything I could to not be home, and slowly i realized the power of the door only existed in my mind, and thought sometimes the world will still spike my anxiety of what lies ahead of the door, I believe in going beyond the door.

Day Seven-
Sunday was spent sleeping, not having to get up till lunch was very nice, and believe me I didn't move until I actually had to. Also this day was the day of the Olympics. Which was okay I guess, I didn't really have a personal interest in it but I enjoyed the music and being with my team.
Day Six-
Went to the STEAM Academy and painted lockers to look like books :) they also had groups paint doors white and paint the entrance area. people were very creative and it also was very hot because the school air conditioner wasn't working properly. But it was really fun to have creative control on the books being put on the locker and the colors used. 

Day Five-
We went to the Gallery Hop, walked around, got ice-cream ( and for some, just cones) and enjoyed the work of Lexington.
We also went to the art institute and had a few things about the arts there, including Chinese writing with Grace and TingTing, photography printing, and a tour of the institute. It was a very nice time.