Sometimes at night I suddenly become aware of all the things I’m missing out on right now, and all the people who I’m not close to anymore, and all of the good times that will never happen again, and all the people who meant the world to me who have forgotten about me forever, and I get this awful feeling that’s kind of like a mix between loneliness and nostalgia.
i love nights like these.
and live closer to everyone else. and do things i said i’d do.
after a week of summer camp, i can honestly say it’s strengthened my passion for working with children and youths. succeeded blowing a balloon for the first time, learnt how to mop the right way, held a snake and a parrot, and learned gimp. gained two sons, one paper mache squirrel, one boxed chocolate, and the love and respect of fourteen delightful tweens. but then again, i may have just had a good bunch. needless to say, it was an amazing week. (:
62 day insightful challenge: day 3
What do you think is your biggest flaw? What have you done about it?
When I meet new people that I get along really well with, I go ham. So much that it usually makes them think I’m coming onto them. (Which 95% of the time, I’m not.) It used to drive Darren crazy jealous. & my parents always tell me to not act so kiddish and hug everyone I see. So I tried just pulling back a bit, but it doesn’t work like that, ahah. >___> I just like having physical contact. Ahah.
62 day insightful challenge: day 2
What would make you feel embarrassed in public?
Er, lots of things. Like, singing off key or sudden PDA. If my skirt was tucked into my underwear. Getting caught picking a wedgie. If someone drew on my face unknowingly when I was asleep and I just went on my day. A booger was stuck on my cheek. Falling down for no reason (which I do a lot). Etc.
62 day insightful challenge: day 1.
What is one thing that no one, not even your partner, your mother, or your best friend, knows about you?
I’m scared of giving birth. I want to adopt my children instead. But if my partner somehow convinces me of getting pregnant, I’d still do it. It’ll just take a lot of convincing. A whole lot.
confessions: day #
I don’t want to be weak any longer.
It’s time to rise up.
No day like today.
So, about Kony. Let me start by saying that before this movement, I did not know who Joseph Kony was, and I was not aware of his terrorism.
When I first watched the video, I was a little confused as to what it was about. “The next 27 minutes is an experiment,” threw me off completely. But I felt compelled to watch the video in its entirety. I don’t regret those 30 minutes. The video was beautifully made and it raised my awareness.
I was moved, so much so that I decided to spend some money on the action kit, which will arrive at my house in a month or so and will be put to its good use.
Today, I read several articles about Invisible Children, which stated that they weren’t putting their money to good use, giving children guns, etc. It informed me that I should think critically about my decisions.
I know that Joseph Kony is not going to be arrested immediately because I shared a video. But I love this whole movement of youths and people alike from all over the world coming together to support one cause. It made me feel good about humanity. I want to be a part of change. I am privileged enough to eat until I’m full, live under a roof, wear warm clothes, and to be loved. I only wish for others to have the same opportunity that I do.
I do not support arming children and training them to kill. However, I do support the awareness that KONY 2012 is bringing to the world. I support the sending of American troops to Africa, not to participate in wars, but to assist in protecting the victims of wars. I support the rebuilding of communities in Uganda and other third world countries. And finally, I support the stop of Joseph Kony’s (and many others) crimes. And if wanting the world to change makes me a hipster, so be it.