Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PRAHM!!! My Prom Experience

Going to an online high school definitely has its pros and cons. One of the cons would be the lack of opportunity to attend high school dances. Yes, you could always go to local high school dances, but what if you don't know anyone there or you left that certain school for a reason. Options can become very slim very quickly when trying to find the solution with that in mind. So, I am the type of girl who loves to get dressed up and look glam from time to time, so dances are something that really interest me. Though out of all dances, prom is the ultimate school dance experience I always wanted. When I was young I would go see some girls from my church off to their prom, and it made me so excited to grow up and be able to do the same. Things happen in life that can take you through a loop and unfortunately prom wasn't something easy to go to. I searched and searched for opportunities ,even got help from a friend, but was coming up short. Then, I found a home school prom opportunity that was all the way in Detroit, Michigan. It was four hours away from my hometown, but my parents were very eager for me to have the experience I always wanted. My dad was very supportive finance wise in making sure I could get everything I wanted. My mom, my cousin, and I all drove to Detroit to make my prom dream come true. I was lucky to have them as my dates! They never got to attend their own prom, so there is a first for everything. Very grateful for the effort my family put in for me to have an enjoyable experience at prom. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Detroit and had the most delightful experience. The prom started out slow, but at the end we were dancing the night away. Turning up to "Turn Down For What" and it really turned out to be a fun night. The prom was on a boat and we passed by Canada and saw some beautiful houses. We also passed by a beautiful bridge, while we danced on the top of the boat. I went to the movies and went to Delia's for my day after prom activity. Thank you dad, mom, Dara, and any one else who helped me with my prom dream! I hope this can encourage anyone to make their dreams come true whether big or small!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Discussion: Social Media, is it Out of Control?

Hello everyone, I have to do an assignment on different issues for my Contemporary World Issues class and I  have to blog about it. That is why I am doing this literally out of the blue. So I chose to discuss social media since it is such an influential source in current times. Social media definitely has its advantages with being able to reach such a large audience and now being able to brand yourself. Careers have even been created through social media, being a resource to create more jobs. With that being said, sometimes as humans when we are given an inch we go a mile. That is why limits are, in my opinion, important and need to be set at a certain standard, because people take things too far. Lately there has been so many trends surrounding Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with the latest being quotes with Kermit the frog. Also, the most mind numbing trend of them all, the "Hot Convict" buzz. I just see how easy it can be to spread ignorance through the web and it can be a bit overbearing. I think that in younger generations this can be a distraction to implementing a successful life and can have a negative effect on the outcome of our future in the long run if these "trends" continue. No good is really coming out of all of the craziness being said and spread on social media sites. I think it is sickening and disappointing some of the content that can pop up on your timeline. People are being disrespectful to one another and disrespecting important issues such as political and global. This is also causing people to follow what ever they see and hear. It's like independent thinking is a myth now. Young people and older people can take things too literal on social media and follow the most ignorant things they can find. You don't have to like or do things just based on what you see! But hey that's just my opinion. I believe social media has gone too far. What do you think? Has social media gone too far?

Monday, July 7, 2014

First EDM Concert

I absolutely love dance and techno music. I have always listened to it at home and in the car dancing wildly to it. So how did I come to love this music so much? Well let me give you a little background on this. I used to work at modern TCBY/Mrs. Fields and the music they would play was dance/techno music. I worked a lot of hours, so I would hear this music all the time constantly. That is when I really started to get into it. I didn't really like that kind of music when it was first being introduced to the radio, but the songs I would hear in TCBY/Mrs. Fields were different. It was a more smooth sound and I came to understand the music of Morgan Page, John De Sohn, Tiesto, and many other artists. Every time I heard a song I liked I would check to see the name of the songs and artists. That is pretty much the story of how I came to love this kind of music.

Now that you have the background story it is easy to see why I was so excited to go to my first EDM concert. With some of my favorite artists performing such as Morgan Page, John Martin, and Chris Lake. I didn't know what to expect or what to wear so I was in for a pretty big surprise. I read online that EDM attire included wearing bathing suits, wigs, and other outlandish clothing, but I didn't know for sure if that would be right to wear to the one I was attending. I also didn't think I should trust some random post I found on the Internet. So I decided to just wear neon colors and leave it at that. Especially since it was so cold outside I was definitely not about to wear a swimsuit.

So as me and my brother get there, it was not exactly what I was expecting it to be. The post was right there were definitely girls there wearing bathing suit tops and other outlandish clothing. People were high and getting drunk. Everyone was grinding all over the place extremely sloppy. There really was no VIP section, which is what I paid extra money for. It was all in all a mess. To look on the bright side I did get to dance and see the voice for "Don't You Worry Child" ,by Swedish House Mafia,  John Martin perform and I saw my favorite, Morgan Page, in person. Also, got to hear my favorite song Helium by Chris Lake live. So, it was all a learning experience and as I go to other EDM events maybe it'll be different and I'll be more adjusted to the environment. Maybe I'll have more fun at my second one. My first experience though wasn't that great, but I'm keeping hope alive for my next one.

Quick Selfie!