Esmeralda Saucedo BIM II

January 5th

How was your holiday and what did you do?

My Christmas break did not feel like Christmas because it was mostly hot. I was busy most of the time babysitting and helping my mom with any work that she had. I also started to do some of my homework from my AP classes so it could help me do better this semester. I had a wonderful time spending the holidays with my family members. I am so happy that 2016 is over and 2017 is a new beginning.

January 6, 2017

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 have given to my parents is not doing my work for school. They always want me to do my best and be successful in whatever I do because they did not have the same opportunity. I started doing my work and focusing more on my school work. They have been proud of me by me doing this. They do not worry about me as much anymore.

January 10, 2017

Does writing help you express your feelings?

Yes, writing helps many people express their feelings. When ever I have s problem or I'm stressed out I usually write about my problem. I feel like writing helps you see the problem that you are having and make you realize what you can change. My brother also likes to write poems and every time he shares them with me it has helped him decide what he wants to be in life and become a better person than what he was before. This gave him a purpose to keep moving forward.

January 12,2017

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

I have a dream like most people i want to go to college. It has been hard for me because many subjects have been challenging specially because I'm taking an AP class. I have a teacher that believes in me and what I can become. This keeps me going everyday. I do believe that I will go to a college that I want and not somewhere that I don't want to go. I am achieving this day by day. I cant wait what there is to come in the future.

January 13, 2017

What do you plan on doing this weekend?

Saturday I'm going to be babysitting and i might do some of my homework. On Sunday I will also be babysitting and just hang out with the family. I will also try to do some of my homework. On Monday I am going out to ZDTs to hand out with my friend. I hope i have fun and hopefully it does not rain.

January 17,2017

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

I know when someone likes me when they show interest. They could make eye contact and they keep the conversation going. They usually keep talking to you everyday and maybe before school and after school hangouts could happen. By showing interest back you do the same to them. You pay attention to them and dedicate some time for them as well.

January 19,2017

Have you ever "passed on a kindness"?

I did has this one time that someone bought me something because I was new and the wanted me to try it. Sometimes I share that kindness by buying something and give it to someone or making something to someone so they could always have something to think about passing the kindness as well. I also share my smile with many people. They really enjoy that most of the time.

January 24, 2017

Who is your biggest fan?

My biggest fun is my best friend. I have known him for 2 years. Every time I have something going on he always comes and supports me with anything. He has been always there for me when i need him the most. Sometimes when my mom can not come and be here for me he is always there so I won't feel alone. I am so great full to have someone like him.

January 26,2017

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

One thing I love about myself is being able to have the patience to do things like homework, babysitting, and working with my parents. I love this because with it I get more organized and it has helped me a lot thought out the years. Most people love that about me because I help them be more organize with school and home. They also love how most of the time I have a positive mood.

January 31, 2017

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

My most important sense for me is the sight. I feel like that is the one I used the most. I am always looking at things and I do not know what I would do without it. For example just last night I was looking at the sky and I saw a wishing star. For me many things in this world are so beautiful that I would not want to miss out.

February 2, 2017

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

I see myself as a person who someday will help someone with their needs. I want to help because with their choices in life. I would like to do that because I wish some one had talked to me about many things that right now i had to deal with.Others see me as a great person and people usually come and talk to me about their problems. I mostly help people with subjects and that is a wonderful experience.

February 3, 2017

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

When someone tells me what they want to become I treat them different because I want them to accomplish what they want to be. One of my teachers treats me like that and it makes me believe that I can do many things that i never thought I would do. Doing that to some one else makes me happy because i know how it feels to need that support or push from someone. I am just returning the favor because I know a lot of people do not do that.

February 7, 2017

How were you taught to tell the truth?

Well I have parents that have thought me to be kind and tell the truth. This has thought me many things because when I am telling the truth I get more trust with either my teachers or friends. I was not thought to tell the truth but I did learn that it is worth saying the truth.

February 9, 2017

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

My parents have respected my decision on me making my own friends. I have had friends that my parents have not liked but they just let me realize what people I should hang around with and which one I should consider as my friend. No my parents have not practice long division on me because they want me to understand what people I should hang around with. I am good at making that decision because I don't like having bad influences around me.

February 10, 2017

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

A friend has opened up to me when they talked about things that they have not talked before. With their experience I can see different things now. I love when she shares things with me because I can understand and have a great time with her by sharing many things and this is very important because its building the friendship more. I enjoy knowing how many experiences are different.

February 14, 2017

What is the most important advise you have ever received?

"Always believe in yourself" she said when I felt the world coming to pieces. I realized in that moment that I did not needed someone to make me happy or to be there for me every single time. I finally realized how important believing in myself was. I did not have to worry about what others though of me. I just had to believe in who I am and the things I can accomplish.

February 16, 2017

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

One of the stupidest thing I've done is cheat. When I was in fourth grade I was doing some assignments an I always got 60 and I was just tired of getting that grade. My friend and I decided to look at the answer key and the teacher turned around and saw us cheating. She took us to the office and we just got a warning and we never did it again.

February 17, 2017

Any topic of choice.

This week was interesting because my English teacher gave us a book to read. It was pretty nice and its really interesting. I like it because its bout this family that was murdered. I like reading interesting stories like those. I like mysteries and how it happened. In the fist part of the book it talks about how they were murdered so it was a good chapter.

February 21, 2017

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

I wish i could of had a more exciting childhood. I talk to my friends and they always tell me this wonderful and exciting stories they had have. I didn't really do much as a child I was mostly outside just playing with my friends. I had what i wanted but I wish I could of made more friends and have been more social with people as well. I am some what shy so it would of helped if I was more active when I was a child.

February 23, 2017

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

I had a best friend when I was little. Unfortunately I had to move to another state. We had been friends for about 5 years. It was really hard to tell her goodbye so when ever I was thinking about what I was going to tell her I decided to write her a note.A few weeks later my mom told me she went to the house and asked her if it was true that I left and my mom told me that when she answered yes she left sadly. That broke my heart but I had some live with my dad for a better future.

February 28, 2017

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

The most frighting things could be forgetting homework or forgetting to turn it in. Many teachers take point of because they think its late or something which is really not but they do not know. I don't like when i turned things in late because my grades go down but I work hard and do better on my tests so it could give me more points. I have learned how to balance my work to get the grade that I am satisfied with.

March 3, 2017

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

I have received an anonymous gift. It was during valentines someone gave me a teddy bear with some chocolates. It was very nice of them because they showed me that I was a special person in their life. I found out who gave it to me and it was a guy but I did not like him so I felt bad but he still gave me chocolates when I found out.

March 7, 2017

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

As a teenager I have raised money for a child that had cancer. It is a wonderful experience because it feels good helping people. We were separated in groups to gather money and we were second place so it was good. I really hope I have more opportunities to help more people.

March 9 ,2017

Has a smile ever changed your day?

Yes, some days I wake up and I feel so bad and I just don't have a positive attitude. One time I came to the school and someone was talking to me and they were really happy with the things that where going on in their life. This made me smile because there are so many positive things happening. We should always be grateful another day.

March 10, 2017

What are your Spring Break plans?

I am not so sure what I am going to do. I might do some reach for scholarships an this camp I want to go too as well. I am just planning to stay home and take a break because I have been somewhat stressed and this break is going to help me stay relaxed. I might go out with some of my friends just for fun but I hope something interesting comes.

March 21, 2017

What did you do over spring break?

I did not do much over spring break. My moms car broke down so I was mostly at home. While I was at home I did some scholarship research and I did some homework . At the end of spring break the car got fixed and we went to the movies and I went out on a date. It was pretty fun I really enjoyed the movies because it was Beauty and the Beast. I was really looking forward to that and it was a wonderful movie.

March 23, 2017

Do you know anyone who has made a major change in his or her behavior for the better? What caused them to change?

One of my friends that I am really close to used to party a lot and he used to drink with his friends and all that. One day it got into a point that I saw a video of him driving fast with his friends and I got worried. I told him to think about what he has been doing with his life and if it will be what he wants a few years from now. He thought about it and he did change. He still hangs out with his friends and all but he doesn't consume what his friends do. Know he is a successful guy and very kind as well.

March 24,2017

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

My dream is to at least be close to top 10 percent this year. I am working hard on my AP classes to get my GPA at a good standard. Yes it has been hard but I have help and it has been a great year where I have found myself doing many things. Yes I can achieve it by putting more effort and not getting distracted.

March 30, 2017

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

When I was in 7th grade my teacher told us to write a story. When I did she read it as she was very proud of me because I used a lot of imagery and what she has shown me. My friend always likes to write me little letters and I love them because she does it with love.

March 31, 2017

Any topic of your choice.

Right now I just finishes my AP homework and I am very thankful because that was the last unit. I still have to do 7 essays but Ill do those over the weekend. I am very exited because we only have a few days left of school. Even though we still have two months they will go really fast and I am ready to see whats next.

April 4, 2017

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 always need a friend when ever I just need someone to talk to about anything. I feel like some days I'm just alone and don't know what to do so i just talk to a friend. Most of the time my friend is there for me when i need her the most. The most wonderful thing is that she listens and gives me the right advice. As for my friend sometimes she has problem with guys and I help her out whenever I need to or have time to help her out. I always try to be there for her because sometimes I get busy but when we have out time together is amazing.

April 6, 2017

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

The balance of my personal account is being able to promise myself to make good grades and at the end at least making a good average in my AP exams. I am also promising myself to be with my youth friends every Friday after school and this path month has been really fun and very worth going. I am rich because I keep doing what I have to do even though sometimes its not the best but I always try my best.

April 7, 2017

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 by having a goal at the end of each week and completing it and having time for it. Small or big goals are very important. Sometimes is hard to follow the goal because not everything goes as plan but it wonderful when its done. One of my resolutions is just making some friends and getting better at my communication skills.

April 11, 2017

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

The one secret to success is having a vision to know where you want to be or where you want to go. One thing that makes me successful is being able to help myself being organized and having goals. I been planing what I would like to do in the future and I have been working hard to know what I have things to be successful.

April 13, 2017

For whom can you make life less difficult today?

I can make life less difficult for my self. I need to start not challenging my self as much and take a break and realizing what I need to really do. I have challenged my self this year so much I have just been really stressed this year and I just need a break. I hope I can start being more active to what I really need and learn.

April 18, 2017

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

No I don't pretend to be someone that I am not because over the years I have found that to be not attractive to people. I used to hang around with the wrong group of friends until someone made me realize that I can be much better by not being around them. I started to hang around with another friend and I started to realize how happy I was and I had something else for myself without being with them.

April 20, 2017

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

I am unique in ways that I like to help people with what I know. I am not the best person to have a conversation with but I like to teach and learn from others. I am very pleased with who I am. I am a trustworthy person as well. I don't like to make drama and whatever people tell me its between me and them. I know a lot of people are not like that.

April 21, 2018

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

An unhealthy habit I would break would be eating pizza everyday. I try sometimes to not eat pizza but sometimes that's the only thing they have in the cafeteria that I really like. Sometimes some weeks I do quit but it comes back. I need to find or bring food so I would not eat so much bad food for my health.

April 25, 2017

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 used to have many regrets and mistakes that I had made. I did not what to do and it was making me upset and mad. I was just making the mistakes and I just could not find a way out. Instead of just being sad all the time and having regrets I just decided to forgive myself. By forgiving myself I had the chance to let go and take the things what I have done. I decided to learn from my mistakes and not do them again.

April 27,2017

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

I have been burned by a bad experience. I had to deal with it and forgive myself for it because it was my choice to do it. I did lie about doing it at first but then I realized that I had to deal with it. So once I told the truth everything was okay. I learned that I do not need to lie again and to just tell the truth when its necessary .

April 28, 2017

Any topic of your choice.

I have been a little stressed out because I have my exams coming up this next week. I need to start studying what my teachers are giving me and just have a good sleep as well. I hope I have a good time this weekend by studying and learning what I can. I am very excited at the same time because this is my first time taking AP classes so it has been a wonderful experience.

May 2, 2017

Any topic of your choice.

I have been having Testing almost all this week. I am really grad the school year is almost over. I have been working really hard for the things that I have dong in school. Its been a challenge but it has been worth it throughout the semester. I finishes my two EOCs that were U.S. history and Biology. I felt very confident in the Biology one.

May 4, 2017

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

I hate running with a passion. I am taking the class cross county. Sometimes running helps me be more ready through out the day specially because I have it in the mornings. I also enjoy it because even its the only work out that I do and I have had a lot of amazing experiences running with my friends and going to races. I love achieving goals that I think are not what I want but sometimes it's good to try new things.

May 12,2017

What situation in your life requires win-win thinking?

I want to make someone succeed in life. I am working on scholarships and my essays. I was planing to get my friend involve so we can have the same advantages and money. I am very excited because we want to go to the same college together so hopefully it happens.

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