A Break

There was this beautiful girl that I was sort of hanging out with all night and I knew she was into me but I didn’t make a move.  We were at my friends party and later that night she was in my room, just the two of us, and I didn’t make the move.  Damn.  I put so much value on her looks and I let that take over me and as a result…idk I got nervous and screwed up.    That hasn’t happened to me since..middle school I think…shit.  But it’s all good cuz I’ve learned from it and it’s not going to happen again.

Anyways, I had a really nice Thanksgiving break with my family.  My cousin from UW Stout came to visit but other than her it was just me, mom and dad, and my little sister.  My break was super chill as I just watched tv with my parents.  My dad got me hooked on Master of None with Aziz Ansari.  Damn that’s a good show.

I only have three more weeks of this semester before we go to Miami to meet up with my mom’s side of the family.  We’re going on a cruise ship for eight days.  I just want to get this semester over with and chill for the rest of my Christmas break.  But for now I just have to work hard for these finals that way I can actually enjoy my winter break.

 

Syrian Refugees…

Over the past few years, there has been a crisis happening in Syria because of the several wars going on between Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, the Free Syrian Army, the U.S., Russia and now France.  Thousands of innocent lives , mostly women and children, are just trying to flee a war-torn country and many governors and politicians in the U.S. want to prevent them from coming onto our soil.

A couple weeks ago, ISIS attacked Paris, France by targeting a concert theatre, a soccer stadium and several restaurants killing at least 129 people.  Eight of the nine suspects have been confirmed as EU citizens, the ninth suspect was found with a fake Syrian passport.  As a result, US politicians have become more paranoid of Syrian refugees than ever before.  France, the victim of these attacks, has just opened their borders to accept 30,000 more Syrian refugees.  They understand that thousands of innocent families and lives are just trying to live a normal and safe life but because of how things have played out between ISIS, the Assad regime and US and Russian airstrikes, they realize that is not possible in their home.  It sickens me that there are adults who do not understand that these refugees fear the same people we are afraid of.  The majority of these Syrian refugees are women and children.  And we want to deny a safe home for them to live normal lives?  By doing so, those families will die in Syria and Iraq.

I was brought to tears by this just a few weeks ago.  I was overwhelmed by how the events unfolded.  I am extremely passionate about human rights and social justice and seeing how these refugees are being treated…it truly saddens me.  What I find most stressful is the fact that there is nothing I can do to help them.  I know there are thousands seeking refuge, seeking a new home, a new life yet we have all these elected ‘leaders’ in power and they don’t seem to care at all.  I was overwhelmed, I was stressed, and I was tired.  There was nothing I could do.

What these politicians ignore is that denying entry for these refugees is exactly what ISIS wants.  By forcing them to stay there, we allow ISIS to roam around poor refugee camps throughout Syria and recruit new soldiers, the majority of whom are young boys.  Hearing of these families being torn apart again brings tears to my eyes.  The most I can do now is educate others around me about what is going on.

I’m not going to lie, I’m scared for what is going to happen in the future for those living in Syria and Iraq.  I want to help them.  I feel like I need to help them, and I will.  But for the time being, I should focus on my schoolwork, extracurriculars and if I have time, educate on the side.

I am not finished with this post, trust me.  This is a topic that I will continue to touch base on.  This is just the start.

Pilot

So this is my first post here on WordPress.  Until now, I have been handwriting on paper so consider this my ‘journal,’ I look forward to writing on here in the future.  I’m not exactly sure who reads this, and I promise, I will not write anything that will get me into trouble later on.  I will stay.. somewhat professional yet have fun doing so.  Also, I’m not too sure what I am going to write about; although, given the current events I do have a pretty good idea, but whatever I write about, I am looking to improve.  I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and ideas on here.  I title this ‘Pilot’ because it is my first post, and in many television series, they name the first episode ‘Pilot,’ so I thought it fit the occasion.