Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 4:29:14 PM
14 years old
I realize. I reaize now what is real. I realiize that there are bigger problems in the world than 'what to wear' or 'getting a bad grade on a test'. Melinda. She got raped. She had no control over it, but it happened. She was just my age too. She was only a freshman in High School. She lost her friends, became distant from her family, and started to trust people less. Speak made me face reality. It made me admit to myself that people have real problems. BIG problems. Problems that they can't control. I couldn't believe that i hadn't realized it before. I didn't even have my eyes open wide enough to see what was right in front of me at all times. High School is hard. But it's harder alone. Melinda had to face high school without anybody because everybody that she thought was there for her, left her. Speak inspired me to stand up for what I believe in. Speak brought me back to reality and showed me what some peole live daily. It made me realize how lucky I am to be here. With my family and friends all around me. Here. Not alone.
That's all for today,