Imani Barton Bim I period 2

January 4

How was your break and what did you do?

My break was relatively fun. My niece came down from Canada. She is 6 months old and her name is Nivayah. My older brother, his girlfriend, and I went to the outlet mall because she has never been to an outdoor mall before. For New Years, my dad made seafood gumbo, and he bbq for Christmas. I got many cool things for Christmas and I had a lot of fun.

January 6

What is the most trouble you have ever given your parents? What is the most enjoyment you have ever given them?

The most trouble that I have ever given my parents was when I was starting to fail my classes. My parents were really disappointed in me, but at that time I really didn't care. They saw that i didn't care and they were really mad about it. Especially my dad. The most enjoyment that I've given them was when I brought home straight A's. They were so proud about me that they told everyone they knew that they had an outstanding daughter.

January 11

What dream can you conceive? Can you believe it? Can you achieve it?

My dream is to be better a clarinet player than I was last year and the years before that. I believe that I can do this because I have friends and family there to support me. Knowing this I can achieve anything that I can put my mind on.

January 13

What are you doing this weekend?

This weekend I'm going to do nothing. I don't have any plans though I have been invited to a mini party in the like. Today I might be going to Game Night. It's for band fundraising. They're going to have food and different types of games to play. I went last year and it was pretty fun.

January 18

How do you decide if you like someone? How do you show interest in them?

I decide how I like someone by simply hanging out with them. If I realize that I like them then they are considered a friend to me. I show interest in someone that I like by trying to understand things their way or trying some of the things that they like to do. When I try to do the things that they like and I don't like it and it's what they do everyday, then I put them at a distance, and keep them there.

January 20

Have you ever "passed on a kindness"?

I would't say that I purposely passed on a kindness. People usually tell me that I'm always kind hearted. I don't go out of my way to be nice to someone and to help them out in any struggle that they are in. I just help. I like to help others because I know that when I was in the need of help and asked or it showed in me, I had someone to help me out.

January 25

Who is your biggest fan?

My biggest fan is, well I don't really have a biggest fan. I admire many people for who they are and what they do. The people that I admire the most are those who made a difference in history for those who couldn't. Such as: Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Nelson Mandana, Rosa Parks, etc. Those people and many more are the ones that I admire.

January 27

What do you love most about yourself? What do others love about you?

I love the way that I can handle myself and manipulate others to do the things that I want them to do. I can get others to think the way I think and do things that they wouldn't do. Most of the time I do this without thought, and sometimes I can do it on will. It happens all the time and you have to be really paying attention to me to catch it. Not many people can. I can't really say what other people love about me. There are so many things from so many people that it's to pinpoint some minor things. One major thing that teachers love about me is that I get my stuff done and actually care about them, how their day is, and what their weekend plans are. I am a very talented student who has a very wise person teaching me how to get the things that I want without much work.

January 30

Which of your senses is the most important to you? What would you do without it?

My hearing is the most important. Without it I wouldn't be able to hear music. Music is life for me. To hear beautiful melodies and rhythms is a wonderful feeling to have felt. For me without music, life would be boring.

February 1

How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you?

I see myself as a beautiful weird girl who's infatuated with music and and herself. I love myself and I don't care what anyone says about me. People don't know enough about me to criticize me and how I do things. There's so much to do and so little time in life to be wondering and worrying about what other people are saying about me.

February 3

Do you treat people as they are, or as they ought to be?

I treat people how they treat me. More or less. If they treat me like i'm trash or nothing, then that's how I treat them. If they treat me with respect and kindness, then they will receive the same live from me. Sometimes if they are older than me and I look up to them because they remind me of someone, then i'd treat them as I treat the ones that I look up to, like siblings that I love.

February 6

How were you taught to tell the truth?

I was never really taught not to lie. It was just an unwritten rule in my house. In my house, my dad always says, "If I'm asking the question, then I already know the answer." So we'll always tell the truth because our dad already knows what the truth is.

February 8

Have your parents ever practiced "long division" on you and your friends?

YES!! In fact this was most recently. My parents are very strict when it comes to rules especially dating. To my mom, i'm not suppose to date, to my dad, he cares but then doesn't cares about it. My brother on the other hand, he's really over protective. I understand that, he is my little brother, but sometimes it's annoying.

February 10

When has a friend opened up a whole new world for you?

When I first moved here, I had a friend that showed me the ways of the new school, and a new life. She was kind to me and from that I experienced a new world.

February 13

What is the most important advise you have ever receive?

I'd like to say that any advice that someone lays on me is considered important. If anyone has the time to take out of their usual and busy life to stop and give advice to a young adolescent or someone in the need, then to me, it is gold and silver in the desert.

February 15

What was the stupidest thing you have ever done? Did someone persuade you to do it?

The most stupidest thing that I've ever done was not pass even when I knew I could. I'm an expert at not doing homework or turning it in late, and still pass the test. I'd do the projects but it wasn't enough to pass the class, then when report cards come out, I would have straight A's or A's and B's. All because I turned in my homework or did extra credit. I was never persuaded directly by someone, but more so persuaded by the undeniable atmosphere of failure.

February 17

What are you going to do this weekend?

I am going to relax and sleep for most if the day. I might go outside during the weekend to get some fresh air. Mostly though, I'll be inside trying to catch up with my work and sleeping.

February 22

What do you wish you knew then that you know now?

To be honest, I'm still growing and learning. I haven't really thought about 'what I know now' as to what 'I wish I knew'. I'm just trying to grow up but stay as much as a little kid now, because when you get older, things change and the world doesn't care whether you're ready for it or not.

February 24

Have you ever decided to leave someone behind? How did it feel?

I sort of left someone behind when I left my old school and moved here. I had this friend that was really close to me. She was almost like a sister, but I had to leave her behind. When I was about to move, she gave me here information and told me to contact her when I get to where I was going, and I did. At first everything was great. We talked and always texted each other when we had spare time. Now we don't talk anymore. Things started to die down and we started to become more apart each and every day. I miss talking to her. Sometimes I still think about all the good times that we shared, and miss her even more.

February 27

What is the most frightening thing that has happened to you? How did you live through it?

I haven't really been through anything frightening in my life so far. I guess I have to say when I get scared is when I watch scary movies. That's the only time that I'd get truly scared. Other than that, I really don't have many experiences being scared.

March 1

Have you ever received an anonymous gift? Have your ever given one? How did it feel?

I have never received an anonymous gift before nor have I given one, so I wouldn't know how it feels to give and/or receive one.

March 3

What do you try to do "perfectly"? What happens?

I don' t try to do anything perfectly. I do things to the best of my ability. If it's not perfect then it's not perfect. I'll learn better and every time I so it, to do better than the last.

March 6

What is the best thing you have seen teenagers do lately?

I don't really know. Lately all that they've been doing is being themselves.

March 10

What are your Spring Break plans?

I plan on sleeping in. Other than that, nothing else, unless something comes up, I son't plan on going anywhere.

March 20

What did you do over spring break?

I mostly slept in and went outside twice. My family and I went to the Purgatory Trail and walked/hiked about 3 to 4 miles. We had a fish boil on my mom's birthday, and stayed up late playing games. We did other things but those above were my favorite.

March 22

What dream can you conceive? Can you believe it? Can you achieve it?

My dream is to be the best person that I can be, whether it's being a model, or working for NASA. I just want to be happy with whatever I'm doing. I believe in myself to reach for my goals and achieve my dreams.

March 29

What is the best thing you have ever written? What is the best thing ever written to you?

The best thing I'v ever written was when my dad asked me this question, "Who am I?" Later that day, I wrote two and a half pages, not really describing myself, but more so stating who I am in this world. The significance really. The best thing ever written to me was a poem that someone special wrote to me. My favorite line is, "...I'll [even] carve our names into the moon..."

April 3

When have you needed a friend most? Was someone there for you? When has a friend needed you? Were you there for your friend?

I don't think I've needed a friend in a time of need. To be exact, I never really had anyone outside of home that I can lean on. I can put on a good show to make someone feel as though they're really there for me but in all honesty, there's no one I trust more than my family. To a time that a friend needed me? Well I can only think of one instance. A really close friend of mine was texting me one day, and they were having a bad day at home with their parents. After an hour of texting, my friend was really happy and their spirits were up.

April 5

What is the balance of your personal bank account? Are you rich or bankrupt?

Rich. I'm really rich. I always say nice things to people, and always tell the truth. but sometimes the truth hurts, so maybe I wouldn't be so rich. Just......somewhere near being rich.

April 7

Have you ever made a resolution? What was it? When did you make it? Did you follow through with it? What resolution do you want to make now?

I've made a resolution to be better at my school work, because I wanted to be able to do more things at home. If I'm not passing, my dad's rules are: 1. No phones 2. No fun things and 3. No extra things outside of school work. So I made a change and now I'm passing and will soon be able to do more fun things.

April 10

What is the secret of your success? What is the one thing you do that makes you successful?

I honestly don't have one. I just do what I am told to do. If a teacher wanted me to turn in my homework the day the gives it to me, then I will do it in a timely manner. That is the only thing that, I guess, makes me success. The key to my success.

April 17

Do you pretend to be someone or something that you are not? Why?

I don't try to be someone I'm not, nor do I even try to be anything that's not me. Why try to be any and everything else but yourself? I am what I am, and that's all that I'll ever be.

April 19

How Are You Unlike Any Other Person? What Makes You Unique And Different From Everyone Else?

I'm different from many people because I can get what I want when I want it. Yes it may seem a little bratty, but in all truth I can get anything I want if I just try to get it. Manipulation, blackmailing, and favors are just some ways to get what I want. And I'm really good at doing what I need to do to get what I desire.

April 21

What unhealthy habit would you like to break? Have you already tried to break it? How?

I don't have any unhealthy habits.

april 24

Are you carrying around "barnacles" in the form of mistakes, regrets, and pain from the past? How could you let go of these burdens.

I don't have any regrets. Why regret something that you did in the past when you can live on from it. Even if it's a bad mistake or regret. Just learn from it and move on in life. Life is too short to regret the mistakes you've made

April 26

Have you ever been "burned" by a bad experience? Has a bad experience ever transformed you and turned you into a new person?

I won't say that I've never had any bad experiences, but none so bad that the fact would burn me. And I would definitely say that none of them has change me in the slightest bit.

April 28

Any topic of your choice

For my weekend I am going to go to a park and sit in the sun because I have nothing else better to do. Maybe I'll practice my instrument. Ma

May 3

Is there anything you hate doing, but you do it anyway because it makes you a better person? What is it?

I really hate studying, but I know that I have to do it because I want to get higher grades. Just doing my homework isn't enough to get straight A's.

May 12

What situation in your life requires win-win thinking?

When I'm arguing with my siblings over nothing or about something, I usually end it by making a compromise for everyone, so they all can be happy. Win-Win for me because no one else is yelling anymore, no more headaches, and more quietness for everyone.

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