When Tragedy Happens in Your Neighborhood..

Every day we hear about tragedies on the news. From shootings to robberies, and everything in between. But we think, that’s horrible and feel sorry for the families and  victims. But then never think it could happen in our neighborhood.

On Wednesday January 15, it happened in my neighborhood. It made national news, and i’m still shocked to this day. The Martin’s grocery store was a place of un-fearful people shopping for food to feed their own families. People didn’t think that they would be in danger that day, I mean why would you? It was just your typical day shopping for groceries. 

Its so sad, that this happened. Nobody should feel the need to go kill innocent people. But that’s the problem with the world today, we don’t give the attention people need till they snap, and then its to late. 

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This is probably one of the best pictures I have taken here at Northwestern. This is the Weber Arch that was completed in 1994 by past president Arnold Weber. The president felt that there was a “gap” or something missing from welcoming guests and students to the campus. The tradition here at Northwestern is that the marching band leads the incoming freshman through the gates, and through the campus, while returning students cheering and welcoming the Freshman. It is breath taking. 

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This is probably one of the best pictures I have taken here at Northwestern. This is the Weber Arch that was completed in 1994 by past president Arnold Weber. The president felt that there was a “gap” or something missing from welcoming guests and students to the campus. The tradition here at Northwestern is that the marching band leads the incoming freshman through the gates, and through the campus, while returning students cheering and welcoming the Freshman. It is breath taking. 

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As I was walking along Lake Michigan, on Northwestern’s campus I took notice of all these rocks. Along the coast of the campus basically every rock is painted. Some rocks have quotes, others have pictures. But every one has a story. Someone took time to paint a rock, to share something that they thought needed to be seen by others. Many of the rocks have personal messages that include “Will you marry me?”, “Prom?”, or  even a short letter for someone special. Not every rock makes sense to every person, but its awesome to think that at least one person left their mark on a rock that will never move. 

When Girls Get Pregnant On Purpose..

One of my friends got engaged and pregnant over the break. I’m beyond excited and I wish her the best. But, shes only 16 and a junior in high school. Her boyfriend is on probation and dropped out of school. But I have no doubt that he wouldn’t leave her, he wants children more that she does. They decided to have a child together, and I praise them for wanting to do that but its going to be a tough world for them now on. I wish them the best, and I will be there for my friend whenever she needs me. 

But why wouldn’t you want to wait till your older, when you have a career and can support a family? I get mistakes happen, but this wasn’t a mistake. I just don’t want them to think that they are invincible, but then end up crashing because reality of having a family without being mature enough to handle it hit them, hard.  

10 Reasons Why Girls Don’t Need A Boyfriend to be HAPPY

10) Your “guilty pleasures” are not guilty anymore, just pleasures

9) Don’t have to waste time watching him play video games

8) You can take part in all of the extra curricular clubs and organizations you have been wanting to do

7) You can eat what ever you want, without feeling self conscious 

6) you don’t have to worry about impressing him

5) You never have to choose between hanging out with him or your friends

4) You can save the money you would have spent on gifts

3) Wear what you want, don’t have to worry about him not approving

2) You don’t have the constant contact weighting you down

1) You can be more open about your celebrity crush

"No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it" ~Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

I love that quote. In today’s society while people worldwide are starving or are living on the streets, we are spending our time and attention hating on people who have a different sexual preference. It makes no sense. Personally, I am for gay marriage and gay rights. 

The way I think of it is that we are all children of God. God loves every single one of his children, and it says that in the Bible. Just because someone has a different opinion in what gender they prefer, that shouldn’t mean that they should have people hating on them. There was a guy named Scot Jones, he was stabbed in the back, and it was a hate crime. He became paralyzed. He didn’t do anything wrong, he cant walk ever again because he stood up and fought for his rights. He is a human being just like the other billions of people on the planet. The homosexual community is the same as any other community. I have some friends that are gay, and their the coolest people I know. There is no difference between us and them, we are the same.

Everybody Should Read this…

Let me tell you about a kid named Steven. He’s slowly running out of things to believe in. Every couple of months his mom leaves him, 
for no good reason his step-dad beats him. Not too many friends, only ever had a few of them, but recently they don’t want anything to do with him.
Always eating lunch in the bathroom stall, he just wants to feel normal and be cool again. Always feeling like the outcast, he’s been going crazy ever since his dad passed. He needs guidance and advice but instead he only has breakdowns and flashbacks of the car crash. 
It’s been getting harder everyday, if he was still around everything would be ok. Cuz his dad was always the light at the end of the tunnel, but now that same damn tunnel is looking dark and grey.
He keeps quiet in the back of the class and when the bell rings Steven hurries home fast. Scared to death the other kids will kick his ass on the long walk home, cuz its happened in the past. He’s getting used to the black eyes and fat lips, but all he’s got is a fake smile and cut wrists. Wishin’ he could walk right up to them and show them the scars and say "look you’re the reason that I’ve done this"
Maybe they would finally understand and go back to how it was before it all began. 

But he’s just a little different so they taunt him and they beat him.
Yeah it’s all just fun and games, they don’t give a damn. His older brother ain’t around, in and out of jail, hanging with the wrong crowd.
He’s been doing coke, smoking weed, getting drunk all his life he’s a shame. No, he’s not too proud.

Now his habits are rubbing off on his little bro yeah, but guess what?
Little did he know that everytime he did a line, everytime he lit a joint, 
everytime he took a shot he was sippin mode. So Steven’s sitting in his room getting high now Doors locked, music up, with his lights out.
He just takes another tote til his room fills with smoke 5-6-7 hours til he knocks out. Now he started stealing pills from his mom 
8-9-10 at a time and now they’re gone. Maybe for a moment all his problems seem to fade, but the high fades too after not too long and that’s when it really sinks in and that’s when it hits him that these god damn drugs won’t fix him. 
Curled up on the floor, can’t take it anymore. Now he’s talking to God cuz he’s the only one that gets him. On his knees, looking up, can’t stop crying "God I know we haven’t talked in a long time 
but this time I really need you. Please God help me, say something just give me a sign, because now I’m falling apart and I don’t think that I can do it. Please God, give me the strength to pull through it. Tell me, Should I give up? I could end it all right now. I just don’t know if I’m brave enough to do it. Cuz there’s gotta be a better way than suicide.Try to wait it out, give it time, you’ll be fine. But it’s been so long and I still haven’t been able to get rid of all the thoughts that I feel inside. So sick, so angry, so mad and to top it off no one even knows that” 

That’s when he stood up, wiped his tears, walked over to his desk 
and got a pen and a notepad. He just couldn’t see it getting any better. So on a cold dark night in December, Steven knew exactly what he had to do. But first he sat down and wrote a couple letters.
One to his step-dad, one to his mother, couple to the kids at school, one to his brother. Bringing them the pain that they once brought him 
tear drops on the paper one after another. Yeah, I hope that you all feel guilty. Cuz I’m broken now and you can’t heal me. Now you’re all an accompliss in murder, each and every one of you has chipped in to kill me. 
So the reason that I’m writing you this evening, is to say goodbye and to tell you that I’m leaving. But don’t hold your breath cuz I ain’t never coming back. 
                                  Sincerely yours, Steven
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This is from Jake Miller’s song Steven. 
Sad, isn’t it? Its horrible to think that our behavior against others can cause them to have depression and even suicidal thoughts. Nobody should feel that way, and nobody wants to feel that way. We are on this planet together, I mean nobody gets out alive, so why not be kind to each other?