A Big End to a Short Life

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This week I wanted to do someone very close to me. Adriana Stickles. She is a Junior at Santa Barbara High School and is also in the MAD academy. We dance together, meaning we spend almost every single day together. By spending so much time together we have gotten to know each other very well. I have learned that she is one if the sweetest, caring and funny people I know. We always laugh when we are together and usually it is about the weirdest things! I love her so much and I hope you enjoy reading!!

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At first I would want to sleep in until noon but I’d remember it was my last day and I could sleep when i’m dead. Once I managed to wake myself up at 6 am, I would grab my closest friends and we would drive to Big Sur. As we drove we would blast my favorite childhood songs and sing at the top of our lungs. Just as the sun was rising we would have a morning picnic on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and just talk and enjoy each other’s presence. I would then take my dog for a walk along Santa Barbara’s beaches with my mom, dad, and brother.  We would laugh a lot.  After, I would go to the closest animal shelter and buy a bunny. I would take my bunny and my friends and my family and we would fly a helicopter to a few key places.  I’m not sure where we found this helicopter but it happened to be there so we just hopped on. Also not sure who is flying it but hey if we crash i was going to die anyways. While it was still late morning we would fly to Lake Luise in Banff Canada. We wouldn’t spend a long time there but probably paddle out on the lake for a little while.  We would then stop in Paris, France and eat lunch at a small cafe. Then I would go try on french designer gowns and spend some time painting or sketching Paris. Following we would fly to Phuket, Thailand and spend the afternoon on the beach in the warm tropical water. We would would eat a second lunch, and then head to South America. I would find a small village in need and spend the remainder of my day volunteering and donating my time to them, as I would want to leave this world with a lasting impact on the people in it. Since I’m dying at 16, I will not need my college funds and I would donate all of my money to the local people. I would find the sweetest kid in the village and give them my bunny I bought that morning to keep and take care of. Finally, I would fly back to San Francisco where I was born, and spend the night with everyone on a hill overlooking the golden gate bridge. We would talk until it was pitch black and just watch the stars. Last, I would hand out long letters I wrote personally to everyone expressing how much I love them and the impact they had on my life and me as a person. I’m not sure how to end this, so peace out and enjoy life while you still have it.”

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Taking a Step Back

For this weeks blog I decided to look back on all of my posts so far and realize what I have learned from this experience as a “blogger”. Going into this process I didn’t really have any ideas of what I wanted this to be I kind of just wanted my blog to evolve naturally. I knew I wanted to interview my friends, family and people who inspire me to learn a little bit more about them.

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Something that I was most surprised about was people’s initial reaction to the question, “If you had one day to live what would you do?”. Personally I thought this question sparked a thought that most people have never thought of before, because it is kind of a sad thing to think about. Almost every single person I interviewed was very taken back by this question, more than I was initially expecting. All of the responses I got seemed to have an underlying theme, stick to the ordinary days yet focusing on the things that make the person especially happy. That could either be doing their passion all day long or spending extra time with their friends and family going places they have never been before.

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Throughout this experience personally I have learned many things about myself and my closest friends. It was a great way to connect many different people in my life through a single question. One of the most difficult parts about this blogging process is actually finding people to interview believe it or not. Mostly due to the lack of time in my week. During lunch is always a hard time because that is people’s time to relax and not really have to think and after school i go straight to dance. I could always have people email me but I like to talk to the person I am interviewing in person so I can really understand what they are saying and look at how they view their life.

Let me know down below in the comments how you are liking my blog so far if I should make any changes or you like where this is going so far!

Dancing Queen

This week I decided to someone who inspires me everyday. Her name is Francesca Harman, but she goes by Frankie. She is an 8th grader at Providence and not to mention one of the best dancers I have ever seen. She is full of so much beauty and grace. She treats everyone with so much respect. I am so lucky and honored to have Frankie apart of my everyday life because if you get to meet Frankie you are one lucky person. Not only is she one of my very close friends I also get to share the stage with her. I thought she would be a great addition to my blog because she is such a positive person and inspiration at such a young age.

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If I only had one day to live eye would first start off the day and go take a dance class. I would want to take a class that is really about enjoying dance rather than it be about the training and really appreciating dance for what it is. I think I would go to all the people I know and inspire me, like my mom, my teachers, my family and anyone specific. I would want to go to them and tell them how much the blessed me and tell them to continue what their doing. And maybe if there is someone that I want to bless or I wanna help I would go talk to them. I just wanna leave my last mark on the world. I think I would go to my church and talk to my pastor about where I am going and how wonderful it is going to be and be excited for it. I would want to be with all of my friends and go over all of our memories. I would want to end the day happy and I don’t know how but end it with all of my family when I would go. Since I talked to my pastor and got all of my questions answered I would spend the night talking with god and talking with my family as well, going over everything that happened, dancing and being with my loved ones. I would go about my day pretty normally and have it be a special day not be overly packed and really enjoy the day. Maybe eat some great food too.”

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Comment down below who inspires you and why?

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Happiness

This week I decided that it is time to do my best friend. Cassandra Hughes. Although we have known each other for only 4 years, it seems like we have known each other our entire lives. We have been through so much together, from going to a Justin Bieber concert to starting high school together. I do not know what I would do without her because she is always there for me when I need her.

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She had trouble answering this question so I first asked her, “what do you want to achieve in your lifetime?” and her answer was simple. “Happiness and I want to make other people happy”. Once she figured this out she started to describe her last day.

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I’m gonna take you through my day. Morning time comes around I want to wake up at a good normal time like not too tired and not too over-rested, I would make a big cup of coffee, like really good cup of coffee, like the perfect amount of milk and coffee. I would sit down with my mom drink my coffee in pajamas in our living room, and it’s kind of weird because I’m describing a somewhat normal day. I guess I would just do the stuff that I usually enjoy. I guess I would tell every single person my true feelings for them, get everything off of my chest and make sure nothing is left unsaid. I would eat all my favorite food. Let someone know how I want my ashes to be spread. I know everyone else is saying be with their family but that is not the first thing that comes to my mind. I don’t know what’s wrong with me or if everyone else is lying. I would want to contact all of the people I have been afraid to contact. I’m actually super afraid of death. I don’t want to die. Ending my day sunset comes around and I would like go to eat dinner and have cheese and crackers for an appetizer. I like watching movies so I would watch a movie and then I would probably just like go to bed. I wanna feel like i’m not choosing to end it i just want to be content with what I did.”

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Let me know down below what makes you happy?