Sunday, March 17, 2013

Day 23 - Something you wish you had done in your life.

Done school a lot sooner and completed my bachelors degree.

Day 22 - Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.

Slacked off at losing weight.

Day 21 - (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?

Duh. Rush to their side.

Day 20 - Your views on drugs and alcohol.

I am anti-drugs. And I rarely drink. I like to drink, but it's not necessary to me.

Day 19 - What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

Religion. I am open about it. I don't think one religion knows it all or is right. I think all religions are right in their own way and ultimately we are worshipping the same being. So why judge others?

Politics: I'm a fiscally conservative liberal. What does that mean? I support programs for the underprivileged. But I think we need to be able to pay for them without going into debt.

Day 18 - Your views on gay marriage

Pfff. Hello?!? I'm very pro-equality. If someone is in love (and of the sound mind and age), why would I tell them it's wrong? Have at it. We need more love in the world.

Day 17: A book you’ve read that changed your views on something

"To Kill A Mockingbird".

It is a book that makes you reflect on how you treat people. A book that makes you realize that even if you do the right thing, it may not work out and "be ok". But you still have to be the best person you can.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


There are things in life that are quite the challenge.  I'm a firm believer in pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.  Pushing boundaries.  I mean really, it's not going to kill you to try it, is it?  So what if you fail. You didn't really fail because you learned something.  See, it's all in the approach.

But sometimes it's more of a challenge because it's not just you.  Sometimes your kid has difficulties and you can't fix it.  You want to, but you either 1) don't know how or 2) can't.

Hello dyslexia and ADHD.  Oh, I noticed you a few years ago and tried to get the teachers to listen, but was told it was fine and you would outgrow it.  And now I have a wonderfully bright child that is falling behind in math.  And I suspect it's like a foreign language to the child.  A foreign language I just can't explain to them, because I have no freaking clue how to translate it in a manner in which makes sense to them.

And I'm frustrated because the teacher is making it seem like the child isn't trying hard enough.  Really?  This is not for lack of trying.  It's a lack of their brain processing the information exactly the way you want it to.  (or I secretly want it to, because that would make it so much easier).