Friday, August 12, 2011

Thoughts etc

So this is all thanks to my little sister that I've started this blog. We shall see where it goes. Mainly this is my ramblings on life, school, and love. Hmmm doesn't sound very exciting but I'll do my best!

I'm not normally a controversial person, but the last several years have caused me to face things that I never thought I would face. I've changed my mind about certain people and my political outlook. I have learned that people are people no matter what. It reminds me of Horton Hears a Who, you know, "a person's a person no matter how small." I know not everyone agrees withe me, and that's fine. The only thing I know is we're all children of God. If we keep that in mind, everything else will follow.

I finished teaching a summer Spanish class today. It's a two week class, and I only had 4 students this time. It amazes me how quickly ten-year olds will change their minds when given the facts. They came to me fairly open minded and as they discovered new foods, new cultures and new people, they grew as well. No, they didn't become fluent Spanish speakers in two weeks, but they grasped new vocabulary and a desire to learn more. That's the most important thing to me. They have a new appreciation for their country, and they want to change it. To me that's a small miracle! They tried jicama, salsa verde, pico de gallo, handmade tortillas, agua de sandia, agua de tamarindo and pastel de tres leches. Not once did I hear "ewwww that's gross" "I won't try that" They tried everything and if they didn't like it, all I heard was a quiet "wow that's not what I'm used to" And they were pleasantly surprised by the food. A girl who hates tomatoes has become a lover of pico de gallo.

So this blog is just a compilation of my thoughts. If you like it, great. If not, I'm sure there's something else out there!