traveling & future locations

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Here we are, day three and the question is simple, “where do you hope to live?” Growing up I have traveled the globe and have explored and experienced other cultures. At an early age, I knew I would not be staying in Canada, there were too many places in the world, for me to just settle in one place.

For a number of years, I have leaned towards living in Europe, preferably southern France in an old cottage placed next to a little village where I could spend my days cooking, writing, reading and living the simple life. Well, I have grown up and times have most definitely changed.

As i am graduating this year and have started to put future plans together, the location of my dreams has shifted to New York. I know I will be a part of the constantly growing city and live in the beautiful chaos. I can’t wait to be a part of a busy environment where I can continue to grow as a writer and performer in the arts. With inspiration all around and the constant movement of the city, it will be the perfect place for me to grow artistically and become the person I know I’m capable of being.

As this was a bit of a shorter response I decided to add a few photos from a couple of the trips I have been over my life. These are just a few locations of my many destinations!

 

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In the future I…

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Welcome to day two of my January Writing Challenge. Today’s question is “Where would you like to be in five years.” What a heavy question, but as I thought about what I would write, I couldn’t help but feel scared and self-cautious. I’m sure I’m not the only one, but as I graduate this year and have recently applied to schools where I hope to carry out my future, I have many dreams that motivate me to keep moving forward, even if I don’t know what direction I am going.

In five years, I see myself graduating from university or with a degree in a field of work/study that I am passionate about. For me I have been raised in the arts, performing has always been a part of me. But over the recent years, I have also grown an interest in media, as well as writing.

I would like to give a straight answer as to where I see myself in five years, but if I am completely honest, the dreams I have now could morph into new realities. Who knows, maybe I will be successful in writing and my blog could really take off into something extraordinary, perhaps I will start my own business, or I will become an artist in performance and create multiple variations of stories captured through dance.

Aside from these little comments and hopes of mine, I do know I will be living and growing in a new city, I will without a doubt be with the love of my life, and I will be open to new opportunities and chances that come my way. This post may be a little shorter than anticipated, but I truly feel that there is no right answer for “five years down the road” as I have many dreams and goals I would like to pursue. For now, I am just taking it all one step at a time. And whether you are in high school still or graduating, know that no matter what, everything will be okay. We don’t have to be definite in our plans or have a career in place but I find what we do need is to stop doubting our stories. We all have a different path ahead of us, and in this day and age, it’s so easy to start comparing ourselves to others, so much to the point we give up or feel lost. But this year I just keep reminding myself, that everything will be okay, and it will.

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– Mackenzie 13 AZ USA

A Poem about Abortion

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My mom and dad killed me

I’m so small, no one can see me, I am in the uterus of her,

And yes She is my mother

But she didn’t know I am here, in her stomach ,

she can’t feel me as I am so small like a drop of rain ,

Keeping me inside her bearing all the pain.

She felt me , I’m shown in the ultrasound machine ,

Yeah ! I’m there, she tells daddy about me.

both where happy like flowers,

Just as leaves become so Happy while it showers.

But still I’m so small like a drop of rain,

And yes my mother was bearing all the pain.

After few months,  my tiny eyes , hands , legs came,

its like a butterfly coming out of larva,

It was just another revolutionary life game.

My parents were very Happy I could here them in her womb.

its was like their dream come true,

there was a sparkle in there eyes like a shining star,

Giving them immense happiness as I was there happiness storm.

And they were my world, but who knew I was going to be their scar.

I was so exited to see my mom dad ,

They went for an ultrasound,

Yes! Again I can see myself,

I was overwhelmed.

I am a girl my feelings are like peacock

who opens her feathers beautifully while dancing ,

Dreaming the world as my home, and was ready to fly with my wings

Suddenly …

What’s happening,

I really don’t know,

But its hurting, like a leaf was plucked from a beautiful tree.

I was shouting mamma daddy

And they were my world, but who knew I was going to be their scar.

I was so exited to see my mom dad,

They went for an ultrasound,

Yes! Again I can see myself,

I was overwhelmed.

I am a girl my feelings are like peacock who opens her feathers beautifully while dancing,

Dreaming the world as my home, and was ready to fly with my wings

Suddenly …

What’s happening ,

I really don’t know,

But its hurting, like a leaf was plucked from a beautiful tree.

I was shouting mamma daddy

but no one could Listen me

as I am so small like a drop of rain ,

Now it was time for me to bear the pain.

And,

Every thing seemed like ended , like there is nothing now,

What had happened I still don’t know how

And then I realized..

The happiness turned into a burden for them

oh no!! I was aborted, I was a girl that was my mistake,

As if I was a shame.

I felt like, a toy

Which has a short term, and soon it has a good bye.

I thought they loved me, just the way I did,

But their feelings disappeared

As soon as they came to know me

Society made me a burden,

It was all so sudden I was not yet free

My wings were cut

And yes My mom dad kill Me

 

-Laayba 17, Luckonw