Friday, December 5, 2014
Exploration of your Own Design: Kristen Orewiler
1.) I personally believed my best writing was in our narrative writing assignment. I chose to write about my best friend who had a near-death experience and how he changed my life because of his accident. I picked my closing paragraph because I feel like I really expressed my feelings and how I truly feel.
“Unfortunately, to this day Seth is not the same person he was before his accident. Seth is much more temperamental because his head is always hurting and he cannot hear very well. He gets so frustrated because he cannot remember a lot of information he used to know. This year, he did not remember Chelsey’s birthday. He did not mean to he just was not sure what the date was. He struggles every day, but I always tell him it could have been worse. I always remind him to think about this situation in the most positive way possible. I always tell Seth that he can walk, breathe and most all, he is alive and not dead. After his accident, I really turned myself around in a positive way. I started to appreciate life in every single way possible. I always try to look at the positive side of things in everyday life. Seth’s story has made me realize that life is short. Therefore, I want to live life to the fullest. I want to enjoy whatever I do because I never know when it might be my last day on earth. I’m so very fortunate that through Seth’s accident, he still remembers me. He remembers all the important memories of us. I hope our friendship continues to grow stronger than it already is. Every single day when I wake up, I always tell God thank you. Thank you for giving me another day to live and also thank you for not taking my best friend away from me. Through this experience, I also grew closer to God because I learned to appreciate life more seriously than I did before because you never know when he will call you home.”
2.) Some people think that YouTube is just another website to visit. I think YouTube is a great website to help us grow as individuals. I know it may seen corny, but think about it for a second. When you first navigate to the website, you can type in a wide-range of topics. From there, your search will bring up videos and music. There are many different types of music and videos that people can relate to. YouTube is so important to me and I feel it's worth understanding because everyone can relate to a certain video or song. The best thing about the website, is that you're in charge of what you want to watch or listen to. I personally think it's great because of the creativity it holds. The best thing about YouTube is whatever my feelings are for that specific moment in time, I know I can pull up whatever song I'm in the mood for. I'm the type of person that music really speaks to me in an unexplainable way. I just feel so connected.. that's why YouTube is my favorite website and I personally believe it's important for everyone to be connected to that website.