About The Transgender Military Ban…

7/27/17
Hey guys, welcome back! Alright, you’ve already heard the news. Donald Trump banned anyone who is transgender from serving in the military and there is a problem with that. A problem that I can best express in the email that I wrote to the White House in which I voice my opinion. 

Good Evening

My name is Dani ****** and I am a soon to be freshman at ********* ***** High School. I am reaching out to you today because I would like to speak my mind regarding the recent transgender military ban. I was absolutely appalled to see that the leader of our country would commit such an act of discrimination. Even though I’m not transgender, I was deeply offended by the actions of the president. I do not believe it is even remotely acceptable, no matter what gender, race, sexual orientation, or other identity, to prevent people from willingly serving this country. Growing up I was taught that this country was all about “liberty and justice for all” and I’d always believed that. If I’m not mistaken the pledge of allegiance that I recite along with the rest of my class every morning at school does not say “liberty and justice as long as you are a straight, white, cisgender, male”. The recent actions against the entire LGBT+ community are, as I’ve said, unacceptable. This country has it’s issues, but those issues can not, and will not, be solved through discrimination of any kind. Especially when that discrimination is directed at an already extremely vulnerable group of people. I hope you take my opinion and the opinions of countless others into consideration and reassess your recent decision. 
Thank you for your time. 

Now I have to give a huge shoutout to Lyss for inspiring me to take action. She texted me earlier today saying that she wrote to the White House and I decided, “you know what? So will I” 

It’s one thing to say that a decision made in our government was a bad one, but changing that decision is another thing. 

Fellow Americans, it’s time to stop wishing and waiting for change and start making change happen. If we don’t do anything about the issues that effect us, those issues will only grow. 

We are the next generation of politicians. We have to show that we care about what is going on in our country. 

Let’s not forget that the government works for us. In a republic, the people call the shots. We have the power for change. We have the power to make our voices heard. There are ways that you can get involved. 

I will not stand by and watch one person make the rest of the world think that this is how America works. This is not how America is. I have faith that our generation especially will not stand for this. 

I’ve said before that I’m not a proud American. But I only ever said that because I didn’t realize that I had the ability to change that. 

If there are issues you care about, research and find out what you can do about them. 

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

**Also as of today our blog is two years old! ūüéČūüéČCan you believe it? We sure can’t. Thanks for sticking with us and supporting our little blog through all its ups and downs. As always, thanks for reading and have a great rest of your day or night.**

See ya soon!!!

-Dani 

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How I Get Past Creative Blocks

7/8/17

Hey guys, welcome back. Today, while I was watching some YouTube videos, one of the creators mentioned having a bit of a creative block where they weren’t filming videos because they just couldn’t figure out what they wanted to do. And that gave me the idea to make this post.

I’m quite a creative person and as someone who likes to share my creations with other people through things like blogging, for example. That makes a kind of pressure to keep creating, even if people aren’t demanding that I make new things, I feel as though I should be creating new stories, drawings, posts that make you think, etc. This of course means that sometimes I run out of ideas or I just lose the motivation to create.

So I have compiled a list of things that I do to get past creative blocks.

1. Get Inspiration From Others

There is nothing wrong with taking inspiration from other people. Obviously, don’t copy their idea, but if you read someone elses blog post for example and it just makes you think, “Wow, that was really good. I really want to write something like that.” then that’s fine. I do this a lot,¬†if I ever feel like I have nothing to write about, I read other people’s posts and then eventually I get an idea of my own.

2. Take A Break

If you’ve been staring at your computer screen for an hour trying to write that essay, it’s probably not going to come to you. So, turn the computer off, walk away, and do something else for a while. Give your brain a break for an hour and then come back and try again.

3. Put On Some Background noise

I always have something on in the background when I’m writing blog posts. Sometimes I have music but most times I have a YouTube video on. In fact, I’m watching a video right now as I’m writing this. For whatever reason, it helps. When I’m doing homework I even have something on in the background and it makes it easier for me to focus on the task at hand.

Well that’s it from me today. I hope you enjoyed and if you try any of these out and they help you, let me know. Also feel free to comment any other tips that you may have. Thanks for reading and have a great rest of your day or night.

See ya soon!!!

-Dani

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Sore

i woke up and I’m sore…I wanted to walk but idk if I’m ready.

Softball killed me ugh god they said a little sore A LITTLE SORE IM SO SORE IT HURTS TO COUGH!!!

WALKING HURTS THATS HOW SORE I AM IM SORE IN MY OBLIQUES (side stomach) LEGS, NECK, THIGHS, AND ARMS!!!!!!!

Ugh god but anyways how was your thanksgiving weekend? I spent mine with my family and it was awesome! I also decorated my room for Hanukkah and Christmas! IM A CAJEW!!!!!!!!!!

Anywho I’m gonna walk to feel accomplished in life.

I gtg but I’ll blog later today BEFORE 8:30!!!!!!!!!!

I’m sorry I have been super duper busy with hw, exercise, family, etc. I need to get back on track I know because I don’t need extra yelling at me because I miss a blog. (Miss Dani) jk Ly dani. 

-Liss ‚̧

How cool?

imagine you could create your own dinosaur.

Like how cool would that be.

It followed you everywhere it didn’t turn on you it ate everyone U didn’t like.

Like I would make them eat everyone..

Except a few people of course but a large population of them

I’m talking about real life like if they came back.

I would take a raptor any day only if Chris Pratt was the trainer though.

Just imagine.

I can imagine riding into the sunset on my raptor Chris Pratt next to me.

Anyways today I played the game pretty pretty princess with my baby brother and he won (on purpose)

I also stayed up doing homework last night so sorry for not blogging

Not my fault my teachers suck

And HAPPY THANKSGIVING GUYS!

I’m watching jurrasic world again

And my cousins are sleeping over

And I got this out on time!

YAY GREAT DAY

-Liss
 

Why you have to appreciate the little things

Today I thought why am I so annoying?

Why am I so weird?

And my last one was why am I so ungrateful?

I realized it’s so easy to change that And i snuggled my dog. I realized that one day Im gonna be the one watching him grow up, the one who will w there when he’s elderly, the one who’s gonna have to put him down. And I just sat in bed and I cuddled with him.

I’m gonna try to take things slower and enjoy life because it’s so important to take things slow before they’re gone. New Years resolution ūüôā

Anyways it’s sturdy and tomorrow I have to finish homework ugh lets enjoy Saturday for being in the middle.

-Liss

So done

im so tired I kid you not I woke up at 6:30 to do homework after staying up until 11:30 doing homework and honesty thank god it’s Friday. 

I also had to deal with this crap that this girl (M)was saying she hated this other girl (S)to me. So s asked me does m like her and m said she hates s. So I had to carry that message via text to S. She was freaking out because her only friends just admitted to hating her. So I comforted her and brought her out of her slump and she is moving on. I also agreed to be her friend because she’s actually nice and M is so rude. 

What a day tgif

I also got a final callback for the play.

Yay 

-liss

Why We Shouldn’t Ignore Mental Health

Hey guys welcome back. So today I wanted to talk¬† about a slightly more serious issue. Lately in health class we have been bringing up the subject of mental health quite a lot and at first, it was honestly a little hard for me to sit in that classroom and listen to the discussions about things like depression. My anxiety¬†was always in¬†my mind¬†when we’d talk about that topic.

However, over time, even if it hasn’t been that long, it has gotten much easier for me to listen to the discussion. I now¬†realize just how important¬†it is to maintain our mental health, just as much as we do our physical health.

I feel like growing up in this society has really made¬†mental health a lot more of an issue, especially among teenage girls. We all¬†feel the pressure to look a certain way, whether we realize it or not. It is hard and I feel the pressure constantly as i’m sure most of you do.

We all feel like we have to fit this mold, be it a number on the scale or simply looking in a mirror. For the majority of us, these are painful experiences that can be really traumatizing. They leave us scared and make us feel unworthy. And there are unfortunately many people out there who turn to harmful things in hopes of making themselves feel better.

Mental health is so important because it leads to so many other problems if you don’t take¬†good¬†care of it. ¬†It can lead to a number of physical health issues that leave some people hospitalized.

If you are dealing with a mental health issue, I encourage you to find support. For me anxiety was never easy to deal with, but it always felt good to be open and honest about it. There are so many different recourses out there, I’m sure there are even online support groups. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you had a good day.

See ya soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Dani

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