Here are the fill-ins:
- My favorite subject in school was _______________.
- An extracurricular activity I participated in was ___________________________.
- I want to learn _________.
- It takes courage to _________.
Here are my responses:
My favorite subject is school was history. I loved learning the stories of how this country started and about the rest of the world. I still remember what my 11th grade US History teacher had on the board the first day of class: 1588. She said to remember it, that it would be on the final exam. It was and I did. AND I still remember.
1588 was the year that the British defeated the Spanish Armada. Mrs. Pennington said if we ever forgot who won to just think about what language we were speaking – English. That worked for where I lived when I learned about this 1588 event, but it wouldn’t work here in this part of Texas. Spanish is spoken all around us here.
I did not have very much involvement in extracurricular activities. In 7th grade, I was on the girls softball team for a brief period, until the coach did something that endangered me. My mama wouldn’t let me go back and I didn’t want to. I was scared to death at the time.
I want to learn everything there is to learn about pottery, creating it as well as its history in Edgefield, South Carolina, and Northeast Georgia, which is where my forefathers were utilitarian potters.
It takes courage to be different. Society today doesn’t want “different”. It wants everyone to think alike, talk alike, walk alike, look alike, to be carbon copies of what is seen as “normal”. I am proud to be different and will never embrace the idea that I have to be “normal”. Heavenly Father made me the way that I am, gave me the experiences that I have had, for a reason. What is the fun of being just like everyone else?
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