How was your break and what did you do?
Over this Christmas break I felt extremely busy even though most days were spent laying around the house. I spent the beginning of the break in south Texas with my grandmother and cousin. While down there we had our first Christmas. When we got home there was still a few days till Christmas so I tried to catch up on sleep. On Christmas my grandparents came over for lunch then we opened gifts and played games. After our second Christmas ( a few days layer) we met up with dad's brother and family and had a third Christmas. I also stayed a few days out at our ranch and hung out with friends. Over all this break was pretty nice.
What is the most trouble you have ever given your parents? What is the most enjoyment you have ever given them?
Over the past 16 years I have probably given my parents a ton of trouble. Although I know that I have troubled them before, I don't quite know what has give them the most trouble. The most enjoyment I have ever given them is hard to say. I will day that my family is happy more then sad but there are to many great memories to just pick one.
What dream can you conceive? Can you believe it? Can you achieve it?
A dream i can conceive would have to be owning my own business. I do believe that it is possible for me to do this with the correct classes and the right mind set. I can achieve it if i follow the path i'm on and push myself to better myself.
Three day weekend what are you doing?
Over the weekend I don't have that busy of a schedule. Saturday I plan to do homework and sleep. Sunday the team I coach has a competition in San Antonio. Monday I have absolutely no idea what i'll be doing. Those are my plans for this three day weekend.
How do you decide if you like someone? How do you show interest in them?
Honestly the way I determine if I like someone or not is based off of their actions, attitude, and my gut feeling. If I believe that they're a good person and i'd like to show an interest in them I would start talking to them and try to become friends.
Who is your biggest fan?
My biggest fan would have to be my parents or my coaches. I say this because these are the people that are continuously pushing me to do my best. They always believe in me and aspire in whatever I do.
What do you love most about yourself? What do others love about you?
What I love most about myself is that I care for my friends and family and would do anything for them. I'd like to think that others love my personality and how I am a good listener. Of course depending on how you know me or where you know me from you will have different thoughts, likes, and dislike about me but I hope you like something.
Which of your senses is the most important to you? What would you do without it?
The sense most important to me would have to be touch. With feeling/touching you can do so much. In a way it's another source of imagery. If i wasn't able to feel things i'd have to rely on my other senses that may not be as dominate.
How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you?
I believe that everyone is pretty in their own way. I don't believe that i should worry about what others think of me because everyone has their own opinions. I do think that i am pretty in my own way just like everybody else in this world. Yes, some people may be more attractive than others but there's always going to be someone that finds you perfect just the way you are.
Do you treat people as they are? Or how they ought to be.
I believe there should be some type of balance between they two. Yes people should be treated with respect buy at the same time i believe sometimes people have to realize how they're treating other so you should treat them that way to some extent.
How were you taught to tell the truth?
I was taught to tell the truth at a very young age. I don't know how i was exactly taught but that's how i grew up. I just remember it just kind of being an expectation and that s what you did, you just told the truth.
Have your parents ever practiced "long division" on you and your friends?
There have been times where my parents have practiced "long division" but in the way that they didn't want me hanging out whit people for specific reasons. Not because of things that have happened between us but things they had done personally or with others.
When has a friend opened up a whole new world for you?
I have had many enjoyable moments with my friends. We have made amazing memories. My friends have given me so many amazing opportunities. I am thankful for my friends and thing times we are able to be together.
What is the most important advise you have ever received?
Being 16 i have received a lot of "life lessons" from my parents, coaches, and teachers. The most important advise i have received has had to be : " live life to the fullest, always do your best, and believe in yourself." These are three different topics that i believe are very important. These are things i will say i live by.
What was the stupidest thing you have ever done? Did someone persuade you to do it?
The most stupidest thing i have ever done has had to be the time that I was at camp and went out after curfew with my cousin to hang out with friends. I was 10 at the time and my cousin has always been someone i looked up to so yes, she did have an influence on me. We didn't get into to much trouble other then we then had an adult in our cabin for the rest of camp.
Today i will be headed for Houston. I have a competition there and can't wait. I will be able to see my God sister and spend the weekend with my best friends. This will be our biggest competition this year unless we win a bid and get an out of state trip.
What do you wish you knew then that you know now?
I wish that i knew that it doesn't matter what other people think. You are you and that's all that matters
Have you ever decided to leave someone behind? How did it feel?
In life we leave people behind. Weather it be close friends or just antiquates. I have "lost" or "left behind" some friends before. Some weren't to bad while others hurt very much. But it's part of life and everyone wi
What is the most frightening thing that has happened to you? How did you live through it?
I'm not exactly sure what the most frightening thing that has ever happened to me. There have been many times where I have been scared or worried but nothing that would be life threatening. I have almost been in a few car accidents but nothing ever happened thank goodness. Other than that I really don't have any other experiences.
Have you ever received an anonymous gift? Have your ever given one? How did it feel?
I have never received an anonymous give nor have I ever given one. I mean unless you count the little cards we used to get in elementary.
What do you try to do "perfectly"? What happens?
Personally I am a perfectionist. I like things done correctly and nicely. Most things that I do I try to do them perfectly. Sometimes they turn out the way I want them other times it does not.
What is the best thing you have seen teenagers do lately?
Lately teens have done some pretty amazing things. They are becoming more involved in clubs and helping out around cities. There are fundraisers for sick children or people who have past.
What are your Spring Break plans?
This spring break i plan to either go to the beach or my grandmas house. I also haven an orthodontist appointment.
What did you do over spring break
This spring break I wasn't able to do very much. Friday I went out with one of my friends then spent Saturday and Sunday at a baseball tournament and working. Monday and Tuesday I slept then went to practice. Wednesday I had an orthodontist appointment and Thursday was surgery. The rest of the break I was on pain medication therefor i couldn't
Do you know anyone who has made a major change in his or her behavior for the better? What caused them to change?
I don't believe i know anyone that has really changed for the better. Matter of fact i don't believe i know anyone that has changed for the worst either.
What dream can you conceive? Can you believe it? Can you achieve it?
I have many dreams in life that I would love for them to come true one day. Some of them I can see me doing while others are a little more distant. I do hope to make most of my dreams come true but I won't be devastated if they all don't. It's just part of life.
What is the best thing you have ever written? What is the best thing ever written to you?
Well for starters I am not the biggest fan of writing unless I have to. My favorite thing I have ever written would have to be a story I wrote in third grade about my aunt. My favorite thing ever written to me would have to be holiday cards
When have you needed a friend most? Was someone there for you? When has a friend needed you? Were you there for your friend?
The time that I needed a friend the most was honestly all of freshman year. My friend Delaney was there for me as much as she could be considering that we only see each other 2-4 times a week at cheer. I am always there for anyone that needs someone to talk to. I like to listen and i'd like to say that I give good advice.
What is the balance of your personal bank account? Are you rich or bankrupt?
I do not know the exact balance of my personal bank account. Although I do know that i am neither bankrupt or rich.
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 never made a truthful resolution. I think it would be cool to have one and follow threw with it but i just have never made one. I think it is similar to a goal and most people make them around new years. Personally i'd like to make one but i'm not sure what about yet.
What is the secret of your success? What is the one thing you do that makes you successful?
I guess I could say that the secret to my success is that i'm a perfectionist and I like things done by the books. Because I like things done a certain way that makes me successful.
For whom can you make life less difficult today?
We can make our parents lives a little easier by helping out around the house or doing whatever is needed. We can help teachers by doing our work and turning things in on time. We can make our lives easier by doing what we love and not worrying about everything so much.
Do you pretend to be someone or something that you are not? Why?
As human I believe that we have many different personalities. I don't think that I try to be someone else but my attitude/ the way I present myself may change depending on who you are. I do this for many reasons including how comfortable I am with you and how I need to present myself.
How are you unlike any other person? What makes you unique and different from everyone else?
I am different from anyone because of my personality. We all have unique characteristics about us and I believe that mine is my personality.
What unhealthy habit would like to break? Have you already tried to break it? How?
I will admit my unhealthy habit i'd love to break is eating candy. I absolutely love sweets. Well, I am pretty picky about my sweets bud i'd like to stop eating them completely.
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 like to hold grudges against people or carry around "barnacles" from the past. I don't believe that it is healthy for you . Some times it may hard to but you just need to forgive and forget. Just forgetting about something is a lot better for a person then to have all the weight of unnecessary problems.
Have you ever been "burned" by a bad experience? Has a bad experience ever transformed you and turned you into a new person?
I don't think that i have ever been "burned" by a bad experience but i do believe that every experience you have impacts you in one way or another.
It's finally Friday!!! This weekend I have to work but only for a few hours. Other than that I will be cleaning my car and going to a pool party. I hopefully wont have homework
Is there anything you hate doing, but you do it anyway because it makes you a better person? What is it?
I would have to say I hate doing homework but for the sake of my grades I do it anyways. I sometimes wish I didn't have to go to work but in the end it really isn't that bad ( if we're busy). Other then that I don't think I hate anything
What situation in your life requires win-win thinking?
I believe that there are many situations in life that require win-win thinking. Some of these situations include times that are very competitive. Yes it is okay to be competitive but you should always have good sportsman ship. In my personal like I think that a situation I could use this thinking is when I am in the gym or competing.