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  1. Team 3

    April 15, 2014 by hopev227

    Yesterday I got the worlds worse news, a close family friend had passed away after injuries sustained to the head after being hit by a car. He was 19. I found out before the Pre-UIL choir concert. And I broke down. He had been so full of life and so loving and caring. He was a lacrosse player at Westlake before he graduated in 2012. He was a midfielder and one of the best ones we have ever had. Last night I didn’t think I could perform. I was devastated. But someone told me that my choir is my team and he was on a lacrosse team. You half to show up for the team and do your best. They said this is what he would’ve wanted. As hard as it was, I did it the whole time just repeating those words. But you can’t give up. Even in the wake of tragedy, you can’t give up. You half to keep going and do your best. You half to show up for your team even if it’s during a time of mourning the lose of someone. His death had taught me 3 things and ironically his lacrosse number was three. The three things I’ve learned are: 1) you half to show up for your team 2) you have to set a goal and 3) no matter how hard it is you half to try and conquer that goal. Life is hard, but no matter how hard it gets, you have to show up for your team and you half to be their for your team. You half to stay strong and no matter what, you can’t give up.


  2. Keepin’ Austin Weird

    March 20, 2014 by hopev227

    Texas. When most propel think Texas the are thing horses, desserts, dust balls, and cowboys. No… No…. NO! They do exist just not in the majority of the area. Texas is a beautiful state to live in and to visit.
    Austin is one of the most coolest city’s in the USA and is one of the fastest growing. Austin is known as the “Live Music Capitol of The World” because of all the artist and shows that are played here. SXSW (South By South West) is one of the biggest music festivals in the world and people from different countries come for a week to listen to all the music. In Austin you pretty much live and breathe music.
    Another thing is Austin is well known for is the lake. Austin is pretty much based off the lake. People use it for recreation and for every day nessesities. The lake is also used for naming schools. Lake Travis, and Westlake are the two main high schools with lake in them. When they play each other the game is know as the “Battle of The Lakes” and it’s always and exciting, emotional, intense game.
    Austin is a great place to call home and to raise a family. Austin has been my home for the past 13 years and I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Austin is a great city and if you ever think about visiting Texas, well Austin’s always here.


  3. Compassion

    March 5, 2014 by hopev227

    During the “Phantom of the Opera” we learned at the end about Christine showing compassion twords the Phantom by kissing him. She shows him that not every person in this world is horrible. Watching these dramatic scenes in the movie are just heart wrenching. I was crying as I watched. Compassion is a very important and very beautiful thing in life. If we don’t have compassion twords people or things we really don’t care. In my life I’ve been shown so much compassion. When I was born my mom couldn’t take care of me and put me up for adoption. She did that so I could have a better chance in life with a good family because she knew it took a mom and a dad to raise a child. Without her doing what she did, who knows were I could be right now. I’ve also been shown compassion by many of my friends. Last year was a difficult year for me and instead of leaving me and going you’re on your own 2 of my clostest friends made sure I was ok and that I was gonna make it. They didn’t run away and hide. They made sure that nothing was going to happen to me. Without them my life would be not even close to as amazing as it is today. Compassion is a beautiful thing that we all need to have. Because if we didn’t have compassion we wouldn’t know what love and grace is. Compassion is one of the most important things in this world and I hope in the years to come more people would be shown the compassion I was shown and more.


  4. FOCUS 14

    February 4, 2014 by hopev227

    FOCUS is a weekend church retreat at my church that is for middle and high schoolers. I went last year and my life really chanegd and this year was moving again. FOCUS is a way to unplug from your life and just have fun with your friends, and college leaders. I had a blast Saturday night with Dylan, Christina, and Felicity. It just was so nice to just be my weird, outgoing, crazy self around them! I had real fun and not like normal fun. FOCUS just was a great time and I cannot wait until FOCUS 15!!


  5. You Can Fly!!!

    January 31, 2014 by hopev227

    Classic disney movies have always been some of my favorites! Every time a song like “A Whole New World”, or “Part of Your World” comes on I just have this sudden urge to well… SING! I’ve always wanted to be a singer and when I was little I used to watch these movies a lot! I have like half of the movies memorized. They made me fell like I could soar and dream big. Some of my favorites where “The Lion King”, “Mulan”, and “Aladdin”. I loved how the princesses where always strong wiled and smart. They never let any one tell them they couldn’t do anything. These movies have been some what embedded in my life and run through my blood. They are a part of me. They taught me to never give up no matter how small you are, how slow you are , or how young you are. You can always follow your dreams. And when you never give in, who knows. Maybe one day you can fly! 

     


  6. My Laxin Brother

    December 16, 2013 by hopev227

    Last weekend my older brother, Stephen (aka Stevo), had the Longhorn Shootout Lacrosse Tournoment. My brother is the Varsity Lacrosse goalie for Lake Travis High School and sometimes fills in for the JV goalie. During the Anderson game my brother kept getting shot on and shot on and making save after save. Wheil getting shot on he kept calm and just kept playing his heart out. Stevo just kept playing on when pretty much non of his team mates where helping him. From this Stevo taught me that you just has to keep your head up and keep going even when it gets hard. In life it’s going to get hard. Life isn’t about those hard times, it’s about rising up from those hard times. After the game all of the boys on my brothers team where patting him on the helmet and saying “Good game Stevo!” My brother has taught me to just keep going in life even when life get hard. I Love You, Stevo!!! <3 20131217-203228.jpg


  7. My Laxin Brother

    December 16, 2013 by hopev227

    Last weekend my older brother, Stephen (aka Stevo), had the Longhorn Shootout Lacrosse Tournoment. My brother is the Varsity Lacrosse goalie for Lake Travis High School and sometimes fills in for the JV goalie. During the Anderson game my brother kept getting shot on and shot on and making save after save. Wheil getting shot on he kept calm and just kept playing his heart out. Stevo just kept playing on when pretty much non of his team mates where helping him. From this Stevo taught me that you just has to keep your head up and keep going even when it gets hard. In life it’s going to get hard. Life isn’t about those hard times, it’s about rising up from those hard times. After the game all of the boys on my brothers team where patting him on the helmet and saying “Good game Stevo!” My brother has taught me to just keep going in life even when life get hard. I Love You, Stevo!!! <3 20131217-203228.jpg


  8. Smile… ;)

    December 10, 2013 by hopev227

    Today’s society tells girls that we half to be “perfect” in order to be pretty. But this “perfect” is a lie. “Perfect” is having a tiny waste, and being overall skinny, not eating fast food/junk food, having a flawless face, being a certain height, and so on and so forth. But society’s… WRONG! Society just screws with the head and doesn’t care how many people’s lives it effects. Society wants us to judge ourselves and be unhappy. But stop letting society rule your life. Just because everyone at school is wearing a certain color doesn’t mean you half to. Stand out. That’s what society is scared of. Society’s scared of people who are comfortable in their own skin, who are true to them selves, and don’t care about society’s opinions. Be yourself because you where born to stand out not fit in! If you break free from society you’ll be a happier person, I swear it.

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  9. Legacy

    November 27, 2013 by hopev227

    “Life isn’t about how popular you are… What girl or boy your dating or who you know. Life is about always being true in who you are or what you believe in. Never let anyone convince you that their way is better than your way. In the end all we have is our hearts… and our minds. This is the reason we sing… this is the reason we cry… this is why we live.” -Andy Biersack

    Legacy. The word to me just is an amazing word. The fact we can leave so much behind us. This quote by Andy is something I try to live my life by. I know when I die I want to leave a positive legacy. But for now I want my middle school legacy to be that of a person who is a role model, a good student, and a kind person. I also want to be remembered by being original. By not having any negative labels. I want to be remembered as a skater, a rocker, a musician, and so much more. When I graduate from 8th grade I want people to have nothing but good things to say about me. I want to be someone you can’t forget.

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  10. Fight Back

    November 25, 2013 by hopev227

    Bullying is every where. No matter where you go there’s bullying. People go let’s do anti bullying this or that and it never works. That’s because no one puts in effort in. People can just be mean. But usually the people who are mean are the people are going to go no where in life. But when people are mean to you, you have a choice to make. You can chose to let it ruin your day or you can stand up for yourself and fight back. I’m not saying punching the person I’m saying catching the bully off guard. Like let’s say someone like said “Never where that shirt again, you look goth and emo.” You can say back “Well I like my shirt and I’m not gonna change what I wear to make you happy.” Don’t let people ruin your life by pushing you down. Those who mind don’t matter but those who don’t mind matter. That’s a truism in life. The people who care about you are the people who love you for you and don’t want you to change because they love you! Don’t change who you are. Next time someone makes fun of you just think of 3 names of people that love you for you!

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