Sunday, November 16, 2008

First things first!

My class is still reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, and so it is time for yet another opinionated blog. In one of the sections Covey talks about putting first things first. I have learned from my own past experiences that if one does not learn to prioritize then procrastination becomes a huge downfall.

I will go ahead and admit my fault. I am a procrastinator. After reading this section however I learned that some things are more important than others.

For example: Ever heard of homework before play? This is an excellant motto to live by. I know that teenagers have a tendency to think the other way around, but what good does that do?

It is best to learn what is really important. Seriously, if you have to stay home and study instead of going to the movies your friends will understand. Who knows? Maybe they will start to follow your example.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Learning to be Proactive!

My classmates and I are currently reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. In the very first chapter the Covey writes about how being proactive is the way to go.

From experience, having three younger brothers has taught me that being proactive is not always so easy. Being proactive means you have to be willing to let the little mishaps slide and not ruin your day.

When Kyle, my younger brother, was little he loved to come into my room and rummage through all of my belongings. I had just received a brand new bottle of the sweetest purple nail polish in the world. As I was sitting on my bed doing my homework, like the good little girl I was, my brother, without my knowledge, slipped in and snatched up the polish. Long story short, it ended up all over the downstairs carpet and I was furious.

Looking back now, I realize that my brother was only a little child and I completely wigged out way more than needed. I was young then, and now I know that if I had just been more proactive the situation could have ended differently.

So now I shall end this blog with two simple words of wisdom....BE PROACTIVE!

It just makes life easier. :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My letter to the next president

Dear Senator Obama:

In the event of your election I would like to say a few words on behalf of the many issues you will now have to deal with as president.

First I would like to comment on your choice for vice president. Personally I believe you should have chosen Hillary Clinton instead of Joe Biden. Although Biden does have much experience in the vast world of politics I strongly believe Clinton would have made a much better running mate. However, I do think that Biden is a much better choice for a Vice President than Sarah Palin, so kudos to you for having some common sense.

Next I would like to bring up the issue of gas prices. I, as well as every other American in this country, have decided that the oil companies have gone too far! All they care about is their own greed and that green papered friend. I hope you plan on doing something about this because it’s absolutely killing Americans.

Lastly, I would like to say that I mostly agree with your views on abortion. I especially agree about the whole deal with women being able to have privacy and make their own decisions about the matter.

Thank you so much for your time and good luck to you in the future.