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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Feeling Better

Hey guys welcome back. So today, I went back to school even though I still wasn’t feeling 100% better. I do feel good about going because my tests were easy and the essay wasn’t too bad. My teacher said that if I didn’t finish she’d work out a way for me to have extra time. So that’s good. Goals for the day:

  1. Exercise (not as much though )
  2. Do some extra reading
  3. Go to bed at a reasonable hour

I am feeling very productive today. I got ready for school and had about 10 minutes to spare. I worked hard in school and did well despite not going yesterday. And I finished my homework already, even the work due Monday. I think that deserves a pat on the back. *pat pat*

I am also in this odd mood where I feel like singing. Since orchestra today, I just want to sing.¬† I’m pretty sure this is my friends fault because she was making me really jealous with her incredible voice and ever since then I just want to sing.

Also this week flew by. Tomorrow is already somehow Friday. I barley remember going to dance Monday. I went right? Middle school moves much faster then elementary school did. I think it is because in middle school you switch classes, see different people in each class, and in middle school every period has a set end time. In elementary school, it felt like Friday was always so far, but now its the complete opposite.

Anyway I am going to go complete my goals and take care of some other stuff. I hope you somehow enjoyed this very random and all over the place post. Thank you for reading and have a great rest of your day or night.

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

-Dani

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Blog-Mas!!!!

Hey guys so this is the big moment you’ve been waiting for! Drum roll please!!!!

BUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

IT’S BLOG-MAS!

Now what is blog-mas?

Well blog-mas is like vlog-mas a series of blogs that go up everyday but since me and dani already blog you will get TWO BLOGS! EVERYDAY TO DECEMBER 27th!! OUR 6 month Anniversary!

God I sound like an over attached girlfriend. Anyways I am literally so happy this is happening! I mean i feel so accomplished in life.

This blog is basically just to touch up on what dani said about blog-mas! And, i honestly was so happy when i did the math for our anniversary and found out it was this month! Like December is my favorite alone and this makes it 2x Better!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Okay a little too much sugar today for Liss…

I’m sorry that got way out of control way too fast. But, I am quoting the movie Pixels all day today. My brother watches it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and so on and so on. So now I can quote half the flipping movie…

Uh huh living the big sister life. But today I worked on my art portfolio more and it has Liss on the front for my name with the L as a Christmas tree, the I as a menorah, the S as a reindeer, and the last S covered in Jewish stars.

Also my drama club just announced the first rehearsal is Thursday. I’m super excited for that too!

That’s all for this blog so Happy December Blog-mas!!!!

See ya Tomorrow

~Liss ‚̧

Choosing A Good Day

Hey guys welcome back. So today I’m having¬†a really good day. I set plenty of personal goals for the day, here they are:

  • Have homework done and blog up by 5:30
  • Work extra hard in orchestra
  • Stay focused in all my classes
  • Do some reading

I can safely say I have completed 3/4.¬†I’m also having a good day because I chose to have a good day. Many inspirational people say that happiness is a choice and I’ve always believed it, I just thought that it could be a hard choice sometimes.

Today I realized that you really can choose to be happy and have a good day. This morning I woke up and made a mental list of the goals above. I planned how to achieve all of them and remembered them throughout the day.

However, when I got to school, I wasn’t feeling so great anymore. But in¬†my first period health class, we got into a discussion about the importance of maintaining mental health. I¬†decided “You¬†know what, I’m¬†going to make this a good day.”¬†And I did.

So yeah maybe happiness is a hard choice sometimes, but if you try really hard and remain in control of yourself, it won’t be so hard. Thank you for reading and I hope you had a great day as well. ūüėČ

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

-Dani

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Healthy?

Hey guys welcome back. That is my fourth time writing that today. For you it’s sunday and for me it is Thursday night blah blah blah. But I am typing super fast I just wrote two other blogs and¬†I have to pack and ahhh. Okay I need to go to bed and study and I need a moment. Okay back. Onto the point of today.

So I am not the healthiest of people. This is one of the reasons I started the challenge. I want to be a healthier person. I try my best to eat balanced meals and limit my sugar intake but It isn’t easy. I forget where I heard this but it is not what you eat but how much you eat.

We all try to be healthy but It isn’t as hard as we make it. To prove it you here are three extremely simple tips on how you can be a healthy person.

  1. Be conscious of how much food you put into your body.
  2. Drink plenty of water and get enough sleep. ( these go hand in hand )
  3. Dance around your room. dancing is exercise.

Done boom there you go. Being conscious of what you eat isn’t that difficult you just gotta have some self control. Drinking water and sleeping enough. These go hand in had because you sleep better if you are well hydrated. And dancing is fun and no one is going to judge you in your room so put on your favorite song and throw a solo party.

Okay guys that’s pretty much it. I hope you enjoyed and I will be back tomorrow.

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

-Dani

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5 Life Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Hey guys welcome back. SO today for you it is Saturday. For me it is Thursday night. I’m typing like a maniac trying to get these written and scheduled and I still have to pack for the weekend which I’m on my adventure as you’re reading this and I hope I packed everything. ( I need to relax ) But I’m going to be telling you 5 life hacks every¬†girl should know so lets get right into it.

1)¬†To¬†prevent the annoying green stain on your finger that a ring might give you, put clear nail polish around the inside of the ring and it’ll prevent the stain

2) Before you put boots on over your jeans, to avoid the jeans getting all wrinkled around your ankle, cuff the jeans on the bottom and put a sock over the jeans and It will make your boots way easier to put on.

3) You can remove deodorant stains with a dryer sheet.

4) To prevent knots in your necklaces put one end of the necklace through a drinking straw and just close the necklace.

5) If you get gum in your hair you can get it out with an ice cube.

Okay guys that’s it. I hope you enjoyed this and found it helpful. Thanks for reading.

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

-Dani

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An Ordinary Day

Hey guys welcome back. So today has been great so far. I have been pushing myself once again but this time for different reasons.

Last night, before I fell asleep, I made a mental list of goals for me to accomplish today. Here are my goals:

  1. have homework completed and blog posted by 5:00
  2. Catch up on 5 YouTube Channels
  3. Read at least one chapter of all four books I’ve started to read
  4. Do what i’m told to do the first time i’m told to do it.

So far I have completed half of the first one.

Also something really funny happened before math class today but I don’t know If I can share it. I’ll just tell you that it involved VM and a girl.

I like this whole being productive thing. It makes me feel like i’m actually earning the x’s I put through the days on my calendar to help me keep tract of the 90 day challenge. Speaking of the challenge tomorrow I will post an in depth update, just to see how it goes. if you like it i’ll do one every Thursday but we’ll make this Thursday a trial day.

Also I finally figured out that my girl scout trip is THIS weekend. From Friday to late sunday night I will not be home so tonight and tomorrow I will need to schedule posts for those days. I’m sorry in advance if they aren’t interesting because I know I will have trouble coming up with ideas. After the trip I will be sure to tell you all the fun things that happened so stay tuned for that.

Other than that there isn’t much to say aside from thank you for reading and I hope you had a great day and make sure you have laughed by the time you go to bed because laughing is healthy.

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

-Dani

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Pushing Myself

Hey guys welcome back. It is Monday but Liss and I have off of school tomorrow for election day, I think… I don’t keep up with these things. In my mind it’s just ” WHO CARES WHY BUT I DON’T HAVE TO LEARN!!!!!!!!!!”

I’m planning on being super productive tonight. My family watched¬†a documentary last night about Victor Cruz who is a football player for the New York Giants and ever since watching that I have had this drive. I went to gym today with an open mind and told myself I could do it, instead of saying how horrible¬†it was. I ran the lap we had to do and I was actually one of the first 10 people done. My partner and i were also undefeated in the game we played.¬†¬†I pushed myself hard today and I feel great.

But back to the being productive thing, I want to clean my room and do my homework and catch up on some YouTube channels. Anyone reading is probably sick of hearing me talk about YouTube, sorry. Don’t mind me ūüėČ.

I was also just at dance and it was super fun. We talked a lot but, i once again kept an open mind and told myself i could do it. I tried a bunch of new things and now i’m on cloud 9. I’ve had this natural high ever since watching that documentary and i hope it doesn’t go away.

This is why i started the 90 day challenge. To feel like this, to feel accomplished and like I’ve done something great.

Also i twisted an ankle and pulled a hamstring at dance but i’ll be fine. I have made good friends with ice packs so if i’m careful i should be fine by morning.

I’m listening to a really up-beat song right now and singing and dancing as i’m blogging. I guess i’m a really happy camper today. ūüôā

But yeah that’s about everything. Lesson of the day is don’t be so hard on yourself and always keep an open mind. You will achieve great things if you tell yourself you can.

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

-Dani

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Sorting Things Out

Hey guys welcome back. So today I tried to sort out the whole trick-or-treating situation but, as most things do for me, it kind of blew up in my face. I felt worse leaving the conversation then I did entering it. I was pretty sad about it all day. Liss tried to get me to communicate my feelings which i’m really bad at. We did it over text and typing everything out actually made me feel a lot better.

Everyone’s always told me that writing down your feelings makes it better but I never believed it. I know it’s really clich√© but trust me it’s worth it.

However i’m still not sure what we’re doing. I made the colossal mistake of getting my mom involved which has only made me twice as confused.

I have also discovered that I could very well have a panic attack going on that street with so many other people there. THINKING about going on that street with all of those people¬†has made me cry and actually shake. I don’t know if I really explained the extent of everything to my friends and they probably all¬†think i’m being overdramatic. It isn’t so much the street, but the amount of people I know will be on it. THAT is why I get so uncomfortable. On my street I know that there are less people.

I hate situations with that many people. But, I’ve learned to hide my anxiety very well, and no one has ever questioned me.

Yeah. I guess this is my way of telling friends because I know 2 of them, other than Liss may very well read this.

Other than that, the 90 day challenge is going much better. I think I might do a weekly update. Maybe every Thursday starting today (kind of). I’ve made It my mission this week to catch up on all the YouTube channels I watch by Saturday and I actually might do it. Also tomorrow i’m going to fix Why I Hate Shopping. I know I’ve been saying it for the last week but this time I really am. (I hope). In other 90 day challenge news, I know I said I was going to go without sugar until Halloween, but i’m not completely restricting myself, just being conscious of how much sugar i’m eating.

Okay I think that’s it. I don’t know what i’m doing on here but 43 strangers seem to enjoy it so hey, liss and I are doing something right. Right?

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

-Dani

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I Hate Anxiety

Hey guys welcome back. So today I restarted the 90-day challenge and it’s going a lot better. I have been more productive, motivated etc. I plan on being even more productive this weekend.

Things I want to accomplish this weekend:

Clean my room

Read the first Twilight book ( finish reading that is)

Do all my homework Friday

Do some DIY’s

Exercise

I have gym tomorrow and im sad about that.

Also I love science. I’ve always loved science.¬† But this year, it requires a lot more involvement and participation. I don’t know if I can handle it.

Anyway that’s pretty much all I have to say for now so I’m gonna go

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

-Dani

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