Valorie Reyes BIM 1 Period 2

January 4

How was your break and what did you do?

I was basically sick all break. I had gotten sick the first day of the break so really couldn't do much. Plus my break was pretty depressing so it was not a 100% fun. I had baby sat my nephew though which is always fun since he lives in San Antonio. He cheered me up and had fun playing with him. My sister and her boyfriend came over for Christmas at my grandma's house which was also time to get things out of my head. I'm sad break is over but happy for a new year and hopefully it turns out right.

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 I ever given my parents is being in Quinces or sweet 16. It started off as fun but than just got out of hand and too much for me to do. Spending over $100 for a dress I would only be wearing one night. Having to go to dance practices almost every other day was too much. The most enjoyment I've given my parents is just spending my time with them whether I'm sick or busy with other things . I always make a effort to be with them and if there's a Spurs game that night, watch the game with them.

January 11

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

The dream I would conceive is to pass Chemistry this last semester. I barely pass that class with a 75, but would like to pass with a higher grade. I believe I can with the right mind set and right attitude I can. I can achieve by going to the teacher class when I need the extra help or have missed that class. I can ask for extra credit assignments or see what I can do to make my grade higher. I can also move seats from where I sit. Instead of being by people who talk so much and don't want to work or help out I would be able to move spots just to get back in track.

January 13

What are you doing for the 3 day weekend?

I plan on the just cleaning up room basically. I was suppose to have a 5 day weekend but not anymore. I was suppose to go to a basketball game Thursday to see the Spurs play against the Lakers but my sister gave my ticket to her boyfriend's cousin:( Which made me very upset. So if i was to go I would have spent Thursday and Friday in SA with my sister, her boyfriend, and my nephew. I guess the good part is though is that I will begin working! I will just be cleaning offices but get good pay. Plus I'll be sleeping in too.

January 18

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

I decide by how their personality is. If their going to be rude or any negative vibe around me than I won't be nice to them back or even talk to them. If the person I'm talking to is really fun or nice in a way, I will make a way to get to know the person more or hang out with them. I show my interest in them by getting to know what they like to do or what interest them in their own way. I'll see if they wanna go hang out during lunch or own the weekends.

January 20

Have you ever "passed on a kindness"?

I have passed on a kindness when I participated on the Angel Tree give this pass year. I never thought I would do that but I did! It was on behalf of me and my BF who isn't here anymore but we always talked about how much we loved kids. The day i got the angel from the tree I really didn't know how it will work but I had a teacher tell me. The day the angel gift was due, everything for set and ready to go. I even included a little note in there for the child. After doing this i felt really happy to have done this. To know I made a child's Christmas something special to them and for me to know I completed a task my BF had talked about. I can't wait to do it again when the time comes for that and will always be looking towards making a child's day.

January 25

Who is your biggest fan?

My biggest fan would have to my mom. She has always been there for me and my dad but my mom makes the time to be with me or support me. She was at all the basketball games I've had in middle school. Away games and even showed up to at least 1st half of the games when she had night classes to attend. She supported me in sports, life decisions, relationships, and etc. Were always together no matter what and tend to fight but make up in days or weeks. She buys me stuff when i need something or just when she has a little extra cash. I don't know how my life will be without her.

January 27

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

What I love about myself is how outgoing I am. I'm always finding a way to help others if they need help at school or just general advice. I'm always kind in way and just really like to be happy to others and have that positive vibe to others. My friends and family love how i am always there to help others and how outgoing I really am. I'm always helping people out even during my own time.

January 30

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

The one most important sense to me would have to be my hearing. I really don't know what I would do without it. So like if I was blind I could still hear whats going around around me in the background. Everything I hear is rather funny or really exciting. Without my hearing everything would just boring to me. Say i can see well I wouldn't know what the people around me are saying. How would know if its important news for me to hear or what people are trying to tell me.

February 1

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

I see myself as a strong, outgoing, funny person. I'm always going out of my way to help my friends or family members. Even when I'm sick or just don't want to do anything, I'm there to help. I'm strong because I've gone through so much and still dealing with something that has taken over my life. For me to know why did it ever happen or why me, I'm still here. My friends and family see me as a person who's gone through so much and they are surprise that I manage to still overcome the obstacles. Just day by day I don't take my life for granted. I too am surprised on how I am.

February 3

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

I treat people the way the way to be treated. If it's by the looks that's wrong. If people want be rude to me or just talk about me without even knowing me that's wrong of them. I want to get to know the person before saying what I ought have to say or do actions. Nowadays people just like to talk and talk and just bring down people. They should just treat people right and nice because they don't know what the other person is going through or what they been through.

February 6

How were you taught to tell the truth?

I was taught to tell the truth from my parents but mostly by my dad. My family is religious and believe in a God. We talk about the bible and what's right and wrong. There are times were the truth just can get out so lies come out. I have to say lies can help out but not all the time. The saying "The truth will set you free." really does help out in situations.

February 8

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

My parents never ever practiced "long division". The only reason why they never did was because they never met my boyfriends. My first one was just a jerk. It wasn't really a good relationship but we continue to date even though people and ourselves knew we couldn't really keep it up. My boyfriend after him well he was going to meet my parents on Thanksgiving but we were both busy with family and work. than one day it just couldn't happen like it wasn't going to. We didn't break up it was just a long story. My parents have had the talk with me and know the rights and wrongs.

February 10

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

A friend has opened up a whole new world to me when I was in a pretty bad state in my life. This was recently too. A lot has happened this year well toward the end of 2016 than coming into 2017. I didn't wan to eat or talk to anyone. Even towards my parents. My friend had been checking up on me to see how I was doing. I told her what was happening and my story because she had know what had just happened. She was just there for me. She understood me and if I needed to cry she's right there for me. We been friends since the 7th grade and now onto high school we remain friends which I'm glad we are. She just told me "Brighter days are ahead, Don't let anyone tell you different or so". For that i'm thankful to have her in my life. Literally if it wasn't for her, well I don't know where exactly I'll be at.

February 13

What is the most important advise you have ever received?

The most important advise I've gotten is "Just let it go, Better things are ahead." My friends always tell me this. I shouldn't be waiting for someone to just change their ways. If I do that I'm just wasting my time where I can be doing better things and even have more fun. The saying "Better things are ahead." is true. It may not seem like it but there are better outcomes ahead. Sure life may be rough at times and bumpy but as time moves along and days end, you learn from mistakes, you learn from that day, and you tell yourself, "Its a new day, new beginnings are in store for you." Just don't give up for what you are reaching for. Strive for your success.

February 15

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

The stupidest thing I've done was sounds weird for me was doing drugs. My friend had some one day while were in a quince and was giving some to do the group but i was the only one to not take some. The next day we all ate together at lunch and he still had some. My mind was telling me to not to take them but I ended up taking them. It was weird. I felt guilty after I did them. It just made me very sleepy and just like you couldn't walk. The following days I was back to normal but my friend had apologize on making me take them. I will never do them again.

February 17

Any topic you want

My birthday is coming up in 11 days and it just doesn't seem like anything special. My birthday is march 1st and basically it's nothing to celebrate anymore. The person I love is no longer here to celebrate with me like we were. His birthday passed already and I celebrated his but it just wasn't the same like we were going to do. My parents plan on not doing anything for it so what's the point. All I know is that i'm going to be put in Driver's Ed and hopefully get my permit than do my hours in the summer and get my licensed by the time school starts. I'll also be working pretty soon which I'm excited for but not really. I just want to earn some money that's all.

February 22

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

I wish back than that the people you love won't be hear for a long time. It's weird to know that any person's life can be shorten. They always say tell your loved ones that you love them cause you never know what can happen. I've had a loved one very close to me go too soon. I now know it can happen any day. It's tough to go through something that you never thought you would go through but as time goes by you find a way to get through the dark days and see light little at a time.

February 24

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

Yes, I have decided to leave someone. My ex. Well we were together than he just changed. I did truly love him and wasn't a bad girlfriend at all. We both were fine and just like the normal couple. The only thing was that he was shady in a way. He wouldn't tell me the full truth on anything. One day it came to that point where it had to end. I was heartbroken but as the truth came out from other people and himself I had to leave him. It felt very bad at first but as time went on I felt so much better. He was the jerk and the liar in everything. Today he is the same way to all his other girls but he would never know what he did to me was wrong.

February 27

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

The most frightening thing that has every happened to me was having surgery. It was the summer after 5th grade year and one night I couldn't sleep. I was sweating and constantly waking up to throw up. I had no idea what was happening. It was a sharp shooting pain in the middle of my stomach. The next morning I had slept in til 10:00 which i never do. I tried getting up and I couldn't walk. The pain was now on the side of my stomach. My family rushed me to the hospital and the test were running. The nurses took me to cat scan room to see what was happening in my stomach. The test came back and it was my appendix. They couldn't do the surgery here in San Marcos so I was rushed to Dell's Children Hospital in Austin. My appendix could of erupted in minute and when I arrived there they were not prepare for me so I had to wait about 3 hours. I went in the room around 5;30 and everything was finished around 7;00. I felt much better from the stomach but couldn't walk. The morning after the surgery they wanted me to walk around so I did around the hospital. The pain was horrible before everything but than after I was back to myself.

March 1

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

I have received an anonymous gift when it was Christmas. At school someone had just came up to me and handed me a small bag. I didn't know the person or why they did that. I guess they had the Christmas spirit. I gave an anonymous gift this past Christmas to a little girl from the angel tree. It was my first year doing it and It felt amazing that each year i'm going to do that. It can make anyone day if you think about it.

March 2

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

I try to be do my work perfectly and be the perfectly good student. I try to get everything done right away and make sure my grades are at least 80 or above. Freshman year was perfectly fine. I met my goal there but now as a sophomore I am struggling. It's just the teachers I have. I try to not be rude or anything but If a teacher is going to be rude or disrespectful to me you know right away i am going to do the same back to them. It's hard now and I do tell the teachers how they are or how the class is. I cannot stand a disrespectful class or students who don't do anything at all.

March 6

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

The best thing I've seen teenagers do is stick up for people or help homeless people out. It's rare that i see teens stop bullying or help each other out in a need. Back than i didn't see that at all. Myself will stop that. I was happening to go to the locker room in 8th grade when I saw a group of guys go up against a little guy. I quickly ran to them to break it up even if i was the only girl and got punched or call names. I needed to help that boy out. It changes yourself knowing you did something right in your life.

March 10

What are your Spring Break plans?

My plans for Spring Break are to relax but also have a great time. Saturday I have my birthday dinner and hopefully attend the Spurs vs. Warriors game too. I planned to spend time with my nephew and go to the zoo hopefully with my friend to have fun than have her take me bowling as a late birthday present, Hopefully to look for a job too and maybe start that week if possible. It's going to be fun and also relive to not have teachers up on you for missing work or such.

March 20

What did you do over spring break

I spent time with my grandma at her house. She thought me how to make her famous grilled cheese finally! Ever since I was little she always had one ready for me with potato chips and her sweet tea. I had my nephew over the weekend which was so much fun! I finally put him to sleep for the first without any trouble and he's 1 aha. My sister and her boyfriend bought me my present Sunday. At first I saw a big bag. Once I opened it I saw a box so I thought it was going to be Spurs stuff since Christmas they gave me a box with a spurs blanket. When the box was open I pulled out a laptop case and said well I don't have one than I looked through the box and pulled out a Laptop!! I finally had a laptop. Of course its going to be for school or work soon but this spring break even though I didn't go anyhwere was the best but went by too fast.

March 29

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

The best thing I ever written was a paper on me wanting to be a mascot in the 5th grade. I had wrote about how I wanted to be one for when I go to high school and being one when I go to college. I explained what I would do and what moves I would do. It was something I can do while just being myself under a costume. The best thing that someone has written to me was my coaches in the 8th grade yearbook. I always looked up to them and when I was manager for volleyball season they accomplished me on what I did for them and saying I was the best manager they ever had.

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 needed a friend the most when a person I loved so much passed away. I needed their prescene with me so I can know I'm not alone through all that. My friend since the 6th grade is basically my only friend besides the other. She knows me better than anyone else. I can tell her anything and she always has any advice or jokes to make me laugh. My friend always needs me. I don't care if it's early in the morning or late at night. My friend will always be the one I can trust and go to.

April 5

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

The balance of my personal bank account is at a good point. My act of kindness makes deposits in the account. I rarely do any bad or hurt my friends in any way. Thinking about it I'm always there to help people and it benefits my life in a good way.

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 have made a resolution in the year 2013. It was to workout more like everyone else in the world wants to do. I made it like the day before the new year. I did not follow through with it which is pretty bad cause I did want to follow through with it but just couldn't do it. Now i'm out of shape than i use to be. I want to follow through with it now in 2017. I want to do it right when school gets out or even before to be summer ready.

April 10

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

The secret to my success is just keeping my mind set to want i want to accomplish. Having the right attitude and positive mind set. The one thing I do is always making sure my grades are at least an 70 or above. Asking for any make up work or extra credit. I always try to be outgoing than everyone just so I can be caught up.

April 12

For whom can you make life less difficult today?

Can make life less difficult for teachers at school. Also other students in general. We all have bad mornings and a rough start. We tend to be in a bad attitude.

April 17

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

I did used to pretend I was someone else when I felt like i needed to be the better person. I changed my hair like a certain someone cause they got more attention. I started wearing makeup. Now I feel like it doesn't matter much. I wanted to be a new person. A whole new chance. After someone told me to be just me and not other person, I took that person's advice. They made me feel loved and accepted me.

April 19

How are you unlike any other person? What makes you unique and different from everyone else?

I'm my own person. I don't carry along another name from past generations. My name is unique. It can be spelled different ways. I have special ability's even some that are slow. My looks well I have imperfections. Everyone does. They do sometimes make me upset and I try to fix them but I was just born in way unlike others. My personality is great. It's all positive and not much negative.

April 21

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

I would like to break my habit of just being lazy. I've tried breaking this habit but it's pretty challenging. I do go outside to play with my dogs or play volleyball or basketball. Most of the time at school I am pretty active by going up and down the stairs or running around the gym.

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.

Yes. I have many regrets I'm carrying along with me. Slowly I am fixing all of those but some time can't go back to those. If time could I would totally fix everything and I would still have someone here with me. I had some mistakes in my life that I could never fix and some that I can which I am. Some of the burdens I am carrying can be let go if I could go to a whole different state and let what I have to say out.

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?

Yes, a friendship has caused me a bad EXPERIENCE. The friendship is now over even though she has tried to regain my friendship I am still very upset because she took it to a very upper level of disrespect. I've been transform from a bad EXPERIENCE. I was just HANGING out with the wrong people and did'nt like how I was being TREATED. I've been transform to a better person and the past. Found new friends and way better habits.

April 28

Any Topic of your choice

People should really considered other people to be respectful. With a lot going on in society people are just now extremely rude and only think of them selves when they don't. For example my friend made me swear to a dead person grave stone. That was uncalled for. Bringing up a dead person is just so extremely rude and disrespectful. anything like bullying or suicide shouldn't be joked around with or anything. It makes me very upset and parents also.

May 12

What situation in your life requires win-win thinking?

A situation that i have in my life is working during the summer but than also having athletic training in the way. Don't give me wrong t i made the program. The only problem is that when summer starts i'll be working which is good but than in July i wil have to be going on later on that day cause ill be with football. When August comes i will have to think if i'm going to keep the job no going to give up the training cause i worked too hard on that. Working ill be keeping me busy and getting the money i need. I guess i just gotta see what happens.

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