Month: February 2019

Pink + Blue = Purple

Before I was born my mother, who was 21 at the time, thoroughly prepared for her new baby to come. I would have a four-year-old brother, and a sister who was one and half years old. My mom had kept most of the clothes from both of my siblings, so I would wear their hand-me-downs. As long as I can remember, I was girl who enjoy typical girl and boy activities.

Whenever, my big sister and her best friend came over, we would play with our barbies. We would be so engrossed, we would play for hours! We would share our dolls and create a family like our own family with a mom and dad and kids. Once we had our family, we would create cool names and jobs for them to have. We would grab our stuffed animals and use them as the Barbie’s bed and then would finally play and talk nonsense.

My sister and I would play dress up and dolls together. For birthday’s and Christmas, I would get Barbie’s and Barbie movies. But when I was five, my sister and I got a pink and a purple barbie car. We didn’t just use it as a barbie car… we would use it and play along with my big brother and little cars.

Other days, my brother and I would play with his dolls…but he would always call them action figures. We would play wrestle with them. We would talk about their names, their music, and their famous wrestling moves. We would always play with: Triple H, John Cena, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, the brothers Kane and the Undertaker and a few more, but these were our favourite. My favourite was John Cena, because he was so strong and won lots. His famous wrestling move was called, “Attitude Adjustment” and his catchphrase was “You can’t see me.”.

Looking back, I wonder what we even talked about or did when we played.

Before my sister and I had our own rooms, we went to bed in our big double bed with the bright pink walls and my mom would always read us books that we chose. Everything I knew was pink. I had lots of pink clothes, some days I would even wear all pink, which wasn’t difficult, because pink was what the majority of my closet was. To this day I still have lots of pink. My two gym bags are pink, the cup and water bottle that I drink out of most of the time is pink. My closet still has lots of pink, but has many other colors including blue.  My winter jacket is blue and my car is blue. I notice as I write, this that my nails are painted purple, the colour that you get when you mix pink and blue. A colour I enjoy. My room is purple, my USB key that I use for school is purple, my grad dress was purple, purple has always been one of my favourite colours and always will be.

To this day I still have male and female friends and enjoy learning and doing new things; whether it is girly or not.

Is It All About The Money?

Wealth is much more than the money. I have never considered my economic status until this assignment. I thought that wealth was much more than money, it was being able to walk, become educated, having acceptance, receiving and giving love, being thankful and having good health.

Walking. Something so simple, that we do everyday and not even realize how thankful we should be for every step we take. Each step even on cold days in the winter, where your toes are freezing. I did not come to this realization until last year around this time, when I was injured. I still remember that day, I went to the emergency room and I could not get in to see the doctor for awhile and the nurses could not even give me pain medication, because they needed to know what was wrong first. Later, we found out that I sprained my ankle, and torn some tendons and ligaments. I was supposed to be in an air cast for around six to eight weeks and then physiotherapy. It hurt to sleep, walk, bath or do everyday tasks. I needed to get better and fast, and that is what I did.

Education. Something so important, for success in life. Each division of education has their own importance and benefits. Primary education, which is the start of education, that helps throughout life, beginning with simple communication. Secondary education prepares the path to further your study and prepares the ultimate path of your future and your whole life.

Acceptance. Something easy to say, but hard to put into action. People should accept and acknowledge the past and work towards a happier and better future. It is important to be accepted by one another, no matter each other’s difference. We are all people that deserve to be happy and love life with no regrets.

Love. Something not everyone has. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.” (1 Corinthians 13:1) I believe this bible verse describes love.

Thankful. Something everyone should express more. I am thankful for the roof over my head, with the heat that keeps me warm on these -50 degrees Celsius nights and the air condition that keeps the house cool in the hot summer days. I am thankful for the food that I consume everyday and being able to eat the food that I enjoy.

Health. Something taken for granted. Being healthy is not just eating and exercising. It is being able to breathe fresh clean air, freely walking in a safe environment, having access to free health care and our freedom.