Learning mostly about the Venezuelans I was shocked that people living in tents for years and not having enough food to survive the day. It opened my mind reading that an egg would be 35 dollars in there currency, a dollar of American money is 9.98750 there. We are privileged to all extent. I grew in the fact that I have everything that I'll ever need in my home, I'm grateful at the fact that I can go to my sink to get a fresh glass of water and I'm grateful I get the chance a life millions would kill for.
I could've been a lot more prepared, I was absent a bit which put me behind. At first, I thought my speech was valid but soon after I watched my peers do there speeches and I realized I should have used my peers as a resource to revise my speech. For my next MUN speech I'm going to be more mentally prepared, I'm going to use my time a lot better. I know it will benefit me in January.
During our project “The work of adolescents” I was proud to say that I finished. Starting out I didn’t know what I was doing, it didn’t give me confidence that I could do good. My final results gave me room for refinement, I didn’t show as much effort as I've had in the past, I was stressed about two big assignments in other classes that distracted me, I didn’t have the mind space to give a good essay. If I could do anything different I would focus on one thing at a time.
The Start, at first I didn’t know what I was going to do, I got stuck for like 3 days didn’t know what I was doing or how I was going to do it. When we refined our essays that’s when I know what I was going to do. Everyone helped…. A lot. They gave me a place to think about what I needed to do and I busted it out in two days. If we didn’t refine our essays with our class I wouldn’t have to piece I would right now.
The most important thing I learned was the adolescence of my step dad (Geoff). He was very rebellious and just straight up didn’t care about anything, compared to him now he’s so different and actually cares a lot for things. I didn’t really know the past of my Geoff and he’s very quiet when it comes to his past. I'm glad he opened up to me about his adolescence because now I know that he wasn't this mechanic that wasn’t mister perfect like he is now.
I'm definitely an 8-9, because I do get started quickly and im usually always engaged with the topic in class. But I do use my class time… alright, I totally should work on that. I just get distracted easily and usually when that happens I get back on track but sometimes it’s difficult.