21 years young, child of God 1st, woman 2nd. I’m educated, humbled, and a communicative-eloquent thinker. I am a student attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania focused on Psychology IO. Receiving an education means to come into the possession while claiming means to take what is rightfully yours. I am claiming my education! No better way to spend money than on knowledge and to be informed. I have set aside 3 years of my life for school, and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. If someone asks my child “who is your idol”, i want them to say my mother with no hesitation. If someone asks my husband, “describe your wife” I need the first description to be smart… then beautiful. I’m working so hard to be better. I’m good, but I can be great. No doubt that I will be. Most say I am old fashioned, but I just want the better things in life, and to me, it’s love. Love for my heart, my mind, my body, and my soul…
First, i wanna start off by overemphasizing how blessed and thankful i am to have such a close knitted, loving, and fun family! Every summer we do extravagant vacations that i swear the next can’t top but they nvr fail me. Family first and that’s what its all about. Seeing how well my parents, grandmother, aunts, and family members handle family matters motivates me to b a better person and woman!
Since the children are getting older, we decided use our passports and travel out of the country. Montego Bay is where we stayed but we traveled to St. Ann’s bay, Ocho Rios, and Brown’s town.
6/5 was a day of culture shock. Instead of driving on the right side of the car, they drove on the left. Goats, bull’s, sheep’s, cow’s gazing-chilling-all the above in the middle of the highways and roads. Policemen and higher authority were nowhere insight during my 7 days of stay. i swam with a dolphin name, Tatiana. She showed my family a lot of her tricks and talented moves. On the way back, we got sugar cane and fresh coconut chopped from the tree (deelish). Jamaica overall is a very poor country. Their #1 form of finance is tourism.
6/6 i went white water rafting. We swayed through the Rio Bueno River, which Christopher Columbus found and it was BEAUTIFUL!!! it had exotic trees forming from left to right and taller trees that fell over our head. We stopped and saw a rope hanging from a tree. The crazy jamaican jumped from it into the River and i decided to the same since i was in a yolo mood lol. it was done but was terrified even when i was in the cold water. If i didn’t aim right, i could of really hurt myself. Luckily, i didnt. Aftr we had authentic jerk chicken, BANGING!
6/7 WAS THEEEEE DAY! i went snorkling in the Carribean ocean and partied on a boat. i met amazing fun people and had an awesome time! i can’t even put it in words (didnt remember much) that trip had me speechless. BLAST.COM
REAL. Blissful Light Charming & Amazing at every angle. Well mannered. Personality so kind a blind man may see. Love of friendship rooted frm humorous, powerful, long- influential conversations. Long curly brown hair. Smile that reciprocate mine. Friend so humble and genuine. Happy always easy. Talented musician. Carefree. Hs chem partners and right at it w/ IUP. Those who judged missed out. Different, Diverse, and Dynamic. Gifted writer. So blessed to have met a fine young man. My condolences. Sweet memories will remain. I wish our time 2geta was longer. C u 1 day homeboy! Rest in peace, Kip.
Have you ever wondered how life and society would be without the media as an outlet for determining what is right and what is wrong? As a whole, we conform to what we see on tv, shows, magazines, internet, etc. A lot, if not all that is illustrated on the media are fabricated and a negative portrayal of reality and truths. I feel that the media is responsible for most of the damaging and destructive happenings in society. The 21st century and technology has its advantages but personally, I feel people were more happy, humble, respected, and better as an union back in the day. ANAD says 24 mil suffer from eating disorders, 47% reported wanting to lose weight because of magazines and 69% says the urge to be thin and influenced their idea of a perfect body came from magazine pictures…
Beliefs about what is attractive or erotic vary from one culture to another and form one historical period to another. What is beautiful? In some cultures facial scarring, drooping breasts, excessive piercings may be attractive. This makes me wonder. If America were relocated to another part of the world, or everybody is society today were able to go in a time machine to 500 years ago, would our opinion be the same abt an attractive woman? In western culture modern time, thin is prevalently “in” according to models, magazines, movies, and television. Are humans that shallow to only conform to what the media recognize as beauty? What if Tyra Banks was born and raised in Africa? Their perception of beauty is to have long necks, a lot of piercings, and a voluptuous body? Would she still want to be thin because its what she feel is beautiful or would the society which she is a product of influence her to feel differently. Women in China use to bind their feet so it wouldn’t grow. Chinese culture believed those small feet were attractive and makes a woman more feminine to walk slow and elegantly. Did Chinese women really want to bind their feet and endure the pain or did they just conform to their cultures expectations of beauty? Expectations have become a lifestyle for some women in today’s time. It determines and regulates how much they eat, how much they DONT eat, what they do to maintain the “acceptable” image. health is such an important factor to happiness yet women are willing to trade true contentment to be more acceptable in society because of standards and what is depicted in the media.
Ppl are less likely to want to associate with large ppl. A substantial volume of research demonstrates that fat ppl are discriminated against in a variety of areas, including health care, college admissions, financial support, and job applications. I watched a video clip on job interviews btw 2 women. The 1st woman was an ordinary heavy set woman. The interviewer was very tasteless, blunt, direct without emotion or forming any type of relationship. The 2nd woman was thin, blonde hair, blue eyes, very attractive. The interviewer stood up to shake her hand, asked her how her day was, humored her, and THEN proceeded to the interview. Do the media and perception of beauty have become to imperative, that it will deny a qualified woman from a desired position? Now i “understand” the pressure it is to be thin. To attract the opposite sex, one has to be thin. To potentially score a 1st impression with the interviewer, one has to be thin. To b accepted in society 1 has to b thin. To make friends, one has to b thin. The pressure is unbelievable for a woman!!! I can only imagine the level of plummeted self esteem a woman endures while trying to lose weight or maintain the image she already has.
The media is an epidemic disaster. I have noticed that tech. upgrades and have improvements every other month. The most popular phone now is the iphone4. Anybody who doesn’t have 1 is not winning or #teamiphone is the best according to fb and twitter. Why? Statistics, Ratings, and reviews has proven that the HTC EVO and Galaxy S2 does more than the iphone but why is it so popular and necessary? Anything and everything advertised and is marketed on tv, ppl jump right on the band wagon neglecting their own personal interest.