• Charlotte commented on the post, Bio 7 months ago

    Hi Lainie!
    Your bio paragraphs are very powerful and give me a great insight on yourself. I especially like you last paragraph because I completely agree with you. Tagging is an art form, people express themselves through the actions they do and things they create. Tagging may be frowned upon because of “destruction” however I think you have to…[Read more]

  • Who am I? I feel that the answer to this question is always changing. People change, they grow up and become a new person. Certain traumatic events can change a person, it can cause a shift of belief of who

    • Wow, good job, I really liked the concluding sentence.

    • Charlotte,
      In your first paragraph when you say that you have changed so much and would have answered this question differently a year ago I totally relate. Personally, I feel the same way. Just in the last month I feel like I have changed and that answering this question everyday would be interesting to see my different responses.

    • To be honest, I can totally relate to this. I know i’m going to make mistakes in my life, but i’m also scared to go into the real world and have to fight for myself. Even though we may have been prepared, were still about to just be thrown into reality. And, yeah, thats scary.

      • Honestly, this makes one really think about how much we all do during highschool, you really want to move on and become independent, but at the same time its so scary. The way this piece is written, one can truly relate to these experiences and situations, I can put myself in your shoes and feel how you feel. I really look forward to keep reading your work because this piece is very well written and touching. Great job!

    • As a junior with still two more years to go, I might not be as worried about life after school as you, but I still related to a lot of your points, such as wanting to change the future and being excited to gain independence. I like your attitude regarding failure and think that optimistic perspective will lead to success.

      • Dear Charlotte,

        I am touched by your post, “Who I am,” because I related to a lot of your points, such as wanting to change the future and being excited to gain independence. I appreciated your attitude regarding failure and your optimistic perspective.

        One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: If you asked me a year ago who I was my answer would differ so much from today.” I think this is insightful because it’s true for all of us. I personally have learned a lot about myself over the past year, and although I am the same in many ways, I know that my past and present selves would not make identical decisions. I am excited to see how I will further grow throughout my junior year.

        Another sentence that I empathized with was: “My generation is ready to be out with the old and in with the new.” This stood out for me because I also feel this way. It seems that many of today’s leaders are unwilling to deal with the challenges facing our planet, but at the same time there are many youth who are taking a stand. It’s inspiring to see that you don’t have to be in a position of power to make a difference and, when I leave high school, I hope to do my part in changing the world for the better.

        Have you seen this article? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/well/family/senioritis-high-school-transition-college.html?module=inline I thought you might be interested in this because it also reflects on the transitional state of senior year, and provides a worthwhile perspective into the feelings and beliefs of today’s high schoolers. Its message of taking initiative and finding a purpose as we move into our next stage of life is inspirational for us, and well worth considering.

        Thanks for sharing your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because we still have a lot of time left before the year ends and you finish your time here at Okemos. I’m interested to see how your perspective will change or deepen as the year progresses.

    • I agree with that I have changed a lot throughout the years. Also, really like the opening sentence.

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