Being A Prep For A Week: 8/9/15 -- 8/15/15

Drum roll please...I just finished my first "week" of sophomore year!  Hopefully you'll all be happy to hear that everything went much better than expected!
Some of the highlights of this first week were seeing old friends, attempting to dance choreography in show choir (that was comedy at its best), and meeting some great teachers.  I also started a very exciting online class--and found that that expression is not always an oxymoron!
Prep For A Day

A fun fact I discovered about my wonderful history teacher is that she has the ultimate crush on Theodore Roosevelt.  So, now I know that while Teddy was preparing to give a speech, a would-be assassin shot him.  Teddy then proceeded to inform the crowd of his wound, and then he went on and delivered a ninety-minute speech with a bullet lodged in his chest!  And I thought that I'd been through some hard times!
Teddy Roosevelt's horse Little Texas led the charge up San Juan Hill during the 1898 Spanish American War
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Another of my teachers kicked off her class by showing us Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture."  It is, quite frankly, the best video I've ever watched.  The end will make even the least emotional of people well up.
What Oprah Learned from Randy Pausch's Last Lecture    From: Lesson 23: Slow Down      Read more: http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/What-Oprah-Learned-from-Randy-Pauschs-Last-Lecture-Video#ixzz1wyj8gmNg
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Now, for this week's quote, here's an excerpt straight from Randy's lecture:
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. -Randy Pausch
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How was your week?

Love,

6 comments:

  1. Tori,
    Glad to hear that your first week went exceptionally well!! I had no doubts that it would be any different. Teddy Roosevelt!! Everytime I read something on him, I always think of Night At The Museum. What a great and powerful quote!

    Choose to make today great!

    xo- Jessica
    polishedandpumped.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I just remembered that Teddy was in that movie, it was one of my favorites!

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  2. Glad you had a great first week! :) I start Monday, so hoping I can say the same! Always love reading your posts. :)
    ~Adrienne
    adriennechristine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Adrienne! I hope your first week back is wonderful!

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  3. I remember that fact about Teddy! I've always loved history class, all of the stories are so interesting. I'm so glad you had a great first week, I start next week and hopefully all goes well!!
    xo, Syd
    www.sincerelysyd9.blogspot.com

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    1. History has always been one of my favorites for the same reason! Good luck with school!

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