Am I pretty enough (2-11-19) Amber Johnson I’ve always been told I’m pretty maybe even beautiful Man I wish I saw what they see I see a girl who’s been told by the media and magazines that I’m not enough It’s funny how when we’re little, We had the most confidence What happened to that? I’ll tell you what happened We focused too much of what other people said to us and lost the thought about us being beautiful, and gained the thought of “why don’t I look like her” I look at my self and I say “am I pretty enough” But what I should be saying is “I am pretty enough” One thing we let people take so easily is our confidence That should be one thing they can’t take away So next time you look in the mirror and think “am I pretty enough?” Say “I’m beautiful”
How To Make New Students Feel At Home Here At BLMS (2-11-19) We welcomed a new eighth grader named DeAnthony Logwood here at BLMS. So, I wanted to make sure he was as welcomed as possible and you are probably wondering how. Well, of course, I am here to help. One of the biggest things we can do is make sure to make them feel as comfortable as possible because a new school can be very difficult and scary. I always make sure to ask him about his day, offer to help with homework or his studies, and of course just make him smile. Change isn’t always a bad thing because it can always lead to amazing opportunities and new people. Make sure to always love people no matter what because we never know if that person is facing mountains. Love People, Love Yourself, Make A Difference, And Change The World!
Being a Leader in a World Full of Followers (4-10-19) By: Taylor Bunch
Are you afraid to stand out because it could cost your reputation? Are you afraid to be considered “too different”? Truthfully, as a young woman, battling the daily struggle of judgement for not being scared to stand up for what’s right and being outspoken can be very hard sometimes. Being a leader isn’t always full of laughter and joy; sometimes, being a leader means you have to have determination when the light of the world is gone, courage to lead people out of the darkness even if it means you have to lead alone, kindness towards everyone including your worst enemies, and always willing to give your all even if it means there is no praise or recognition. So, how can you be a leader in a world full of followers? Honestly, there isn’t a correct or incorrect answer. Being a leader could mean one thing to someone, but another to someone else. But I have a few steps/tips that I think are helpful. Tip #1 always take responsibility even if it means there could be more consequences. By taking responsibility it will show your character and show that you are willing to keep yourself accountable no matter the circumstance. Tip #2 be passionate in everything you do. By being passionate in everything that you do it makes it easier to always want to be a leader because you already have passion which will lead to passion in leadership. Passion grasps the attention of others and makes you stand out. Tip #3 do not be afraid to stand out. Standing out can be scary because sometimes that means all eyes are on you which can lead to a lot of pressure. But embracing that you stand out gives you this cape and strength you never knew you ever had. Tip #4 talk less and listen more. By listening to feedback and how you can help others and improve yourself shows your passion to be a great leader. Being a leader isn’t always easy and isn’t always fair, but it’s the best breath of relief every night when your head hits the pillow. I hope these tips help you become a great leader. Remember… Love People, Love Yourself, Make a Difference, & Change the World