Megan Weber's blog
How was your Christmas break? I know mine was great, I had some needed time away from people and more time was spent with my family. I got a new nice things from family and friends for Christmas, I went shopping, hung-out with friends, worked, and caught up on sleep.
Now I also had time to think about my 2015, and think of who I was as a person. I've figured out that I had a lot of work too do, to my attitude towards people, work, school, and friends and family. I also thought about the amount of effort I've been putting into my work. It's a new year, and I'm devoted to trying harder in school. It's a new year, and I'm working to change myself, to change for the good, to do better at work, school, and at home. I need to start making better choices to will better my future. I will surround my self with people who encourage ,motivate, and inspire me to do things that make me happy. I am working to be happier, and more energized and healthy, I know this sounds like something everyone says, but I am willing to do what I need to change my outlook on my future and my life.The problem is that I have too much negativity in my life, mostly surrounding me.
I had a lot of fun on this Christmas break. Along with the amount of sleep I got, I also got too work beside a few of the funniest people I know. They know how to lift up my spirits when I'm in a bad mood. They are the greatest co-workers I've ever had. I got to spend a lot of time around them, and they make me happier and give me a more positive attitude towards working. I think that having two jobs and going too school can really show how mature I can be, and also shows that I can balance responsibility.
I hope that everyone has a great start to the new year, and has goals to acheive by December 2016.
Yes, I'm 15, and I drink coffee. Now people ask me why? Well caffeine is an addictive stimulant to the mind. See, I drink coffee because , well , its good, and it helps me feel calm. When I am stressed and have high anxiety some days, it helps me feel very calm and happy. I mean, you could say I'm making excuses, but really, I can't function properly without caffeine. Lots of people judge because i started drinking coffee when I was 13-14. Well in high school , caffeine is something you are gonna need to stay awake after long nights of studying, re writing notes, getting caught up, ect. I don't think caffeine is an addictive stimulant, but also, how much do I really spend at mcdonalds and Tim hortons? Well, A medium at each place is 1.75 and I get one almost every day and sometimes a large. If you do the math (1.75x4=7+ 1.95=8.95) I soend almost $9 a week if i get one every day. It sounds super bad, but some people are like me where they need a coffee to function properly. I mean judge me, but it's who I am and just like people need medication to feel better, I need caffeine induced medication to feel better.
Recently discussed in class, our classroom got in to a big argument about how much creativity we have and how does it effect your work? We collect data in our class every 30-45 minutes, and are constantly lying to our selves about how much work we actually get done. Our classroom isn't the same as others. We are creatively different. We write differently, speak differently, and do things other classes don't have the oopurtunity
In class, you're working and you find its too loud and you cant get any work done. When teenagers listen to music during their work time, they concentrate way more. They feel isolated, and music helps free your mind of distracting people and thoughts around you.
But teachers don't understand that music can help get your work done.
November 13th, 2015, this is the day that Paris, Baghdad, and Lebanon got attacked by terrorists. Japan and Mexico had tsunamis and destroyed homes, and buildings. Obvouisly , these attacks are devistating to Paris and the rest of the world. The effiel tower shut their lights off to mourn for the 180+ lives lost. And the rest of the world turned their lights on. The white house, CN Tower, and many world monuments lit the Paris flag up to show support.
You're told to write an essay, following the rules of an essay, and structure, no problem right? So you're writing your essay about an amazing topic, but your told you have to do the topic the teacher gives you. You don't know nothing about it, and absolutely hate the topic. But you're forced to write it, so you have to write it, or you won't pass. You have an amazing idea for a art painting and clay structure, but you're told you have to paint and sculpt what everyone else is doing. Isn't art supposed to creative and too express your mind?
It's 2015, and every year creativity is is an abomination to school systems. You have a creative idea for a project? Can't do that, it has to follow the 1 million rules that the schools put in place to destroy your creative mind, and do what they tell you too pass their class. The problem is , the school system doesn't understand your way of learning. You get in trouble for sketching on your paper, even if it helps you learn better. You get in trouble when you don't follow any guidelines, or the template. Listening to music while working? Nope, some teachers won't allow it because they think, " you're listening to the answers".
In my opinion, the school system doesn't understand that students all have a different way of learning, but they only teach one way, and make it your fault that you got low marks, or failed. Teachers wonder why students hate coming to school? Well because they can be creative at home, and don't have a planned lunch time, and can go outside and express who they are without being told they can or can't. They stay home because they can freely be whoever they want, without being told it is "wrong". School is a prison, filled with juveniles.
School's have elective classes , like wood working, art, music, ect. But you're still following guidelines? I thought these were classes to have fun and be freely creative with others? I guess schools have changed ever since grade 6. I feel that the lack of creativity is not the teachers fault. For the most of it, its the school board. They came up with the rules and regulations, and the guidelines, and the lack of creativity in assignments. Remember getting assignments in grade 7 when you had to make something on a piece of Bristol board? But it had to be informative and the piece of paper couldn't be lime green or bright sky blue? That's what I'm talking about. The lack of freedom and creativity they allow. Just like this blog, I'm told to write blogs. And I'm told I have to do them how he tells us too.
over 49% of the worlds population will either have a history of anxiety , and/or live with anxiety. 44.5 million people every year are diagnosed or already suffering with depression. Medications to treat these mental illnesses range from $9-$298 per bottle. Now for those who don't know, Anxiety is caring too much about everything, nervous about everything, socially awkward, and constantly in fear of doing something wrong. Depression is not caring, is being sad, not having the energy to do simple tasks, like get out of bed in the morning, or make food, or eat, or walk, and being sad no reason. What can cause these mental illnesses? It could be because you have an ancestor with depression/ anxiety, the economy, being abused in the past or present, moving away from your childhood home, death, and substance abuse. There are so many causes to these mental illnesses, that you would never think of. Many simple things can cause anxiety, like presenting in-front of a large crowd, or finals, or school in general. But coming from someone who lives with both of these mental illnesses, all I can say is, its horrible, I can't talk to someone without thinking I'm obnoxious, and thinking I've done something wrong because they left. Now drinking a lot of caffeine, not having a healthy diet, or not excising, isn't helping either> if you drink lots of coffee, it makes your anxiety even worse, and not taking care of your body. Well these things don't truly get rid of it, these do help you live your life to the fullest, and be happier in the future.
As everyone knows, Justin Trudeau won the election on Monday, October 19th, 2015. The Liberal party had 184 seats in total, resulting in a majority government. As you may know, we needed 170 seats in the house of commons for a majority government,as it explains in the picture below. In the picture, you can see all the parties involved in the majority government. The green party had one seat in the HOC (House Of Commons), so they are not part of the majority government.
Most teenagers are very impressed that Justin Trudeau won because he was explaining he was going to legalize marijuana. And many adults like Justin because he promised to put up too $2500 more into everyone's pockets. That's approximately $210 a month. He also says he will cut taxes for middle class citizens, and create a fund for carbon reproduction.
But why are people saying he is bad? Well he is also claimed to be raising taxes, and spending billions on green energy to "jump start"the economy. So our economy is going down the drain. He is also removing bill C-24 ( if you don't know what Bill C-24, it removes the Canadian citizenship of terrorists.). This could cause many more terrorists in our country. Trudeau is also accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees. We would need more supplies and necessities.
In my overall opinion, I think this majority Government is a good idea. I also believe that Trudeau is going to turn our economy around. If he will lower tax rates for our middle and lower class, it would be easier to afford a house, food, clothing, etc. But on the other hand, I believe that the legalization of marijuana is a bad idea. Teenagers will think that there's not more thrill, and it would cost more, for less, and they would not want to spend even more money on the drug. They would use something way more dangerous, like cocaine, crack, etc. I feel that this decision should be re-thought, as it could cause horrible actions towards our country, and economy, that would be frowned upon in other countries.