Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My brother is my best friend. There is no one who has fought with me so much and has criticized me so often. He is my number one fan. I know he would hate to admit it but he looks up to me and tries to impress me with everything he does. Nobody sticks by your side like a sibling. I've never met any of my mother's siblings and that makes me sad. I don't understand how people can be so distant with their family let alone their siblings. My brother and I joke around about me moving out like, "Ugh when are you leaving!?" or I'll say, "I can't wait to move away from you" but we both don't mean it. We'll both miss each other a lot. We'll miss all the roast sessions, move marathons, gossip, and nights we spend playing play station together.

Monday, May 2, 2016

As human beings we spend the majority of our time searching for a companion. Almost everyone plans on one day getting married. However, the marriage rate in the United States is dropping. In the article, "Barely Half of U.S Adults Are Married -A Record Low" by, Wendy Wang says, In 1960, 72% of all adults ages 18 and older were married; today just 51% are. If current trends continue, the share of adults who are currently married will drop to below half within a few years. I Personally I don't plan on getting married but I am open for the idea. Actually half of my friends agree with me that they don't plan on getting married. Why are more and more people abandoning  the idea of marriage? Is the idea of spending the rest of your life with someone too much too handle? But also the divorce rate is rising as well. People just can't seem to stay together anymore. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The next relationship I would like to talk about is between parents and their children. I feel like almost all teenagers have a rocky relationship with their parents. All of m friends complain constantly about their parents and how bad they can not wait to move out or how they can not stand their parents. Even my father said that he would argue with his dad endlessly as a teenager for no real reason. Hormones are running wild in teens and they are constantly testing their parents' patience. I know I am a prime example. I used to test my parents' patience until they finally had enough of it and they just do not even care anymore. It's sad the way teenagers treat their parents these days. Our parents only love us with all their hearts and want the best for us. Kids take their families for granted way too much. Things could be so much worse. Eventually we all grow out of the "i hate my parents" stage once we're adults and have families of our own. Only then do we realize how good we had it. Learn to appreciate your family, they love you. I now know that my behavior was wrong and I tried my best to make it up to my parents but I know things will never be the same.
So recently our squad has left the honeymoon stage. At first we were all totally infatuated with one another and were constantly hanging out. Now we all still like each other but we see each other less and less frequently. Also our good friend Sutta has been nothing but evil to Anouk, Steph, and I. Us three girls are confused on what we should do in this situation. I feel like every group of friends goes through a rough patch and this is ours. Friendship is about promises, honestly, loyalty, and ultimately forgiveness. We are all human and we all have feelings and get sensitive from time to time but you can't be mean to your alleged "best friends". You can not manipulate them or use them for your own personal gain. My feelings have been hurt and I hope Sutta is not doing this to us on purpose. Friends come and go and all of us are going our own ways after graduation but I would have never imagined that this would happen to our friendship now. Our situation is far from over and I hope we can all come out on top of it holding hands.

Friday, April 1, 2016

So another best friend of mine is Anouk Ohayon. I met Anouk freshman year at lunch. I had just transferred to Palmetto from Reef and I was adopted by a group of really sweet drama kids.  Anouk stood out the most out of the group. She was always dancing and making everyone laugh. Sophmore year we sat next to each other in 1st period English. There we would always make jokes about the teacher and the classwork. Anouk was my only real friend in freshman year. Her and I went to rapids for my birthday the summer after freshman year. Ironically my two best friends like each other and talk all the time. Anouk and Sutta are my closest friends and they've come in clutch so many times. Anouk has introduced me to many new friends like Judith and Paula. We have many inside jokes. For example, Anouk can impersonate a famous vine almost exactly and it makes everyone cry from laughter every time. I can tell Anouk anything an I know that she will keep my secrets and her promises. She's a very down to earth and funny girl. Senior year we have grown really close and I'm glad that she is staying in Miami for college with me. Anouk also reminds me a lot of my aunt Debbie. I even call her aunt Debbie sometimes and she get's a little irritated. Our relationship is basically us gossiping, teasing each other, and discussing our problems. Anouk may not know it but she is important to me and I'm glad to have a friend like her.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Since I've run out of lovers to write about I'm going to focus on a different kind of relationship, friendship. My best friend and I haven't been close for long but that doesn't matter. I met Evan Sutta way back in elementary school but we were never close. He was a cool friend but I don't know we just never really clicked well. Middle school was the same, we were in the band together and we would talk but rarely hang out even though he lived down the street from me. In 10th grade everything changed. We grew really close. I don't know what happened just one day in anatomy we started to talk and then we began hanging out almost every weekend. Now we hangout almost every day. I don't know where I would be without him. He has always been there for me no matter what and I have done the same for him. Whether he is having girl troubles or family problems I always have his back. There have been so many times I call him crying at 2A.M and he comes over with junk food and a movie and cuddles with me until I fall asleep and even sometimes he sleeps over. We are so close our parents don't care because they know our relationship is honest and innocent. I greateful for him and I hope to stay in touch after graduation even though we will be attending different schools.
After everything I've been through during these past two years I was honestly ready to be alone. I'm tired of the drama relationships bring and I'm tired of always getting taken advantage of and bullied. I was perfectly content with being alone and spending more time with friends and especially family members. But like always life likes to throw you a curve ball and I can't help myself, I'm a hopeless romantic and I love people. A girl by the name of Jennifer or as I knew her (brobeanzz) followed me on twitter. At first I thought nothing of it and I followed back because I follow back almost everyone that follows me. Anyways days go by and she starts to blow up my notifications. I don't get many notifications on twitter because I don't have many followers so she was very noticeable. It got to the point where it was becoming very irritating to me so I direct messaged her asking her, "So are you gonna just retweet everything or are you ever going to talk to me and say hi?". She responded, "Lol I hadn't noticed tbh". And from there we exchanged numbers and texted one another all day everyday. This girl is exactly like me, it's almost like she's a clone of me. We had to meet in person I couldn't stand the tension anymore so one day we arranged a little ice cream date. We were just as compatible in person as we were on our phones. The rest is honestly history. Normally the both of us hate clingy people and we hate being clingy but we can't get enough of each other. She's different from anyone I've ever met before. So far we seem to really like each other and although it's only been a month of us flirting and hanging out with one another I hope that it can continue. She is such a breath of fresh air that I desperately wanted. Whether we end up dating or not I hope to have her in my life because she is a very good influence and a very fun person to be around.