As my days go on now I slowly start to think about how much freedom I had. Hanging out with friends almost everyday after school, spending nights at friends houses, watching movies as much as I wanted, and most of all sleeping in my own bed. For a time now, I have been placed in the Group Home where I don't have as many privileges as I have had before. The first day of school I went to while in the Group Home was very uncomfortable. People and friends knew about what had happened which lead more and more people coming up to me just to ask, again, about what really happened. Later I got used to the idea that I'm not home and won't be till the beginning of next month. So I accepted the Group Home as my placement. It's very awkward sometimes having to travel and be around people who I don't know and girls who I don't get along with or hang out with. The girls that I'm in the same group home think I don't accept them, which normally I wouldn't and don't want to, but I have to while I am there. Eventually i
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November 11, 2009
During my lifetime I transferred to many different schools, each school I went to taught me a little something different. Everyone starts school around four or five years old and comes to find that kindergarten I s a very exciting experience. Personally, I liked kindergarten on some days but still disliked being away from my family. When I finally got used to the idea that going to school wasn't a choice, but a requirement I started my next step in life in making new friends. Almost everyday I would come home to my grandparents and explain to them how I made friends at school, they knew it wasn't going to be hard for me. Later in life I grew older and made different choices, some that involved my friends, which in the end showed how non-responsible I was. My mom wanted me to get away from "negative kids" so she transferred me from Fort Washakie School to West Elementary. This was my very first stage of transferring schools. I moved to Lander when I was in third grade, later I moved from elementary to the junior high in a new building, and finally to another new building called the high school. Throughout my high school career I transferred from Lander to Wyoming Indian High School my freshmen year to Fort Washakie Charter, then came back to Lander Valley High School my sophomore year. These schools I believe helped shape the kind of person I am today and contributes to helping me in the near future when I go to college.
To start off my transferring career, I moved to West Elementary from Fort Washakie School. At this point in time I was in third grade, my teacher was Mrs. Robeson. Mrs. Robeson was really nice and a good teacher. One reason I believe transferring schools helped make me into the person I am today was because it informed me on how to make new friends at new locations. This interaction with new people in new environments is an everyday thing.
Although I moved to an immensely different type of school at a young age, I still managed to make new friends and get used to a totally different school all over again. This time I moved back to a mainly Native American population school. It was hard to attain friends since my usual friends were, "white" and went to a white school. For the majority of my life I only had friends Native Americans call "white," because I was usually the only native person in my classes. Making friends at Wyoming Indian High School was fun and easy because I already knew most of the people there. It was also easy because my cousins' friends were already my friends.
I quickly became a very well known person at Wyoming Indian, but a tragedy occurred which caused me to transfer schools, again. Since I became well acquainted with the friends I already made there, I didn't want to make another batch of friends at a different school. During my school life at Fort Washakie I didn't make many friends because I always worked at home, or I didn't talk with others when I was trying to focus in school. At this point in time I wasn't capable of making friends because I didn't feel like going to a school I didn't like and starting all over. This kind of attitude shaped me into the type of person I am today by knowing when I want to make friends or when I want to stop making friends. Plus, my communication with new people helped me prepare for social interaction in the future.
In the end, I transferred back to Lander Valley High School to reunite with my old friends and finish making more. Transferring from schools, especially from racially different schools, helped shape my life by improving my communication with everyone. It also gave me self confidence to become friends with anyone and everyone. If I had not gone to so many schools in my lifetime, I would not have the type of communication skills or confidence I have today.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I believe that the character in this book, Ligeia is but a fantasy to the narrator. The narrator talks about this beautiful woman but regardless of him "seeing" Ligeia, he does not know how the two met. The sentence, "I cannot, for my soul, remember how, when or even precisely where, I first became acquainted with the lady Ligeia." recalls that this Ligeia is ever so a fable dream of the narrators wife. This lady whom he characterized is real to him because it is his dream of what kind of wife he actually wanted. One other reason the narrator makes the reader think of Ligeia as a non-existing character is from the sentence, "that i never known the paternal name of her who was my friend and my betrothed, and who became the partner of my studies, and finally the wife of my bosom." reveals that he did not know his wifes last name. If this guy didn't know where he first met the love of his life and didn't know her last name there has to be some kind of problem with this guy. As i read on, I soon came to find that the narrator admits to being on drugs to help relieve the pain caused from Ligeia's death." But I was wild with the excitement of an immoderate dose of opium, and heeded these things but little, nor spoke of them to Rowena" this sentence shows the proof of why the narrator is taking drugs. Since he is taking drugs he is bound to have hallucinations, which could therefor cause this Ligeia to be just a figure in his hallucinations.