It was sad at first to see everyone leave…. I didn’t think that it would’ve ended this fast! Now I understand what Fabian said about cherishing the moment…. The saddest thing is that we all learned at the last moment how to cherish… We all learn and knowing is something that we all have to better understand… Because without knowing there is no life for the future generations…. I mean not literally… hahaha not that evil! Well I didn’t know how to say bye… Honest this is not good bye, its more like a see you later. Which we all know that we will, if you really understand that the bond that we created will never break. We are all connected as one family, even though we are hours, miles, or even states away, we now are one. If Alysha reads this, just know that we all love you! I wanted to say bye to you not good bye but just bye. =D To be honest I was going to come to this Program, I just wanted to stay home, but something told me to go. Now i don’t regret anything at all! Jane I know that at Sherman we didn’t talk that much, but when we came here that changed. Its weird that you see people from day to day and we don’t know that they could be your best friend. We automatically start judging people, but being here made me see people for the people that they are, real. Me making the medicine pouch for Cam was something that wasn’t easy, because of my phobia of sharp objects. I was so happy when I completed it! That was something I never thought I could’ve done! ever! This experience here was amazing! Thank you all for accepting me for who I am!
Shane Allen John
P.S “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world” remember when you think that you are unlucky. Take a look at the people around and remember you are lucky to have them in our life…….
=/ Today is the saddest day! We already lost Mia…… I don’t want this to be over! I know that I shouldn’t be sad and that everything has an end except the creator. So that is why we should enjoy the time we all have left…. This is something that I thought I wouldn’t being saying but I feel connected to this place; the people, plants, earth, and the breeze….. The people I met made me laugh. And in just a few hours we will have graduated!! Wow…. This is the end… Hahaha luckily we all live in the same area hahaha well kinda… I am going to be going to school in Riverside!! Hahaha and no I am not going to be Jerred roomate. If i was than i would end up in jail because i would make him shut up…
Yesterday we had an opportunity to learn about the human body and how it works, the names of the muscles and different movements of the bones. I learned what a heart looks like and that it is important to take care of it because the heart never stops or takes a break, its an involuntary organ that pumps blood all over the body continuously.
Yesterday, the cadaver lab at Western confirmed my interests in the medical field. For a second I was questioning if nursing was where I belonged but now I know it’s not. I think I want to be a doctor. One of the med students pointed out my interest in the movement and muscles of the amputated leg and suggested physical therapy. I liked that idea, I can add it to the many other things I hope to study. Maybe it isn’t the end of the world if I have to specialize in something. Maybe it is possible the I can do more than one thing. And maybe one day I won’t be so afraid of choosing one thing, maybe when I start studying medicine I’ll find my place.
Yesterday started off cool, we met and elder and she told us storys of her life as i have said in my recent blog. Shortly after that blog we left to go to Western which was the point in which we see bodies. I was in deep consideration of not going into it as, but before i went to i talked to my mum and told her about the situation. She said that i could but i couldn’t mourn the dead and if i did they would come back.
At first it was hard not to mourn, til I heard that they did it to help mankind better. So as first i felt light, dizzy…. so as the doctor pulled the cover off my eyes just opened up like an owl…
The best time was when i was given a shell, medicine bag, and a necklace… that was the thing that hit me the hardest… it was so so so so powerful…….
Hopefully I’ll get to return back to the most positive memories EVER!
It’s going to be the best summer GUARENTEED!
1) Summer school….I messed up but thats okay cause I’m making it up…
2) Got a job( Yeay twirling signs is funn)
3) Joined Colorguard (Whoop Whoop taking intense band for my free class)
4) Planned pool summer patries at the new house I’m moving to…(change is good)
5) Possible 2weeks of outrageous amazment at Pitzer(food included)
6) Take a train to Ventura and spend quality time with my favorite Grandmother (Mary Larson) and visit the Catalina Islands and pretend that we’re in Hawaii, reality is soo overrated.
Summer is HERE!!! So lets rock this out Pitzer Family <33
Cannot wait to see all of you guys again, with hopes held high and memories flowing back while making room for more adventures:
"Live life to the FULLEST"
It has been a while since I have been on here and have updated everyone on myself… so I am doing so today. Summer is almost here and I am graduating on June 8th 2012 from Cal Poly Pomona. I am exicted as I have already set forth my plans and have been accepted in to a masters program (at UCLA in American Indian Studies). However, I would like to remind all of the high school students that your fears of entering into college are very similar to mine of entering in to a graduate program… a new school, new teachers, new peers… this is a time for all of us to take note that in the end when are all connected with that fear of new and unknown but with support (like the pipeline and family) we can all conquer our fears and accomplish our goals! I am looking forward to hearing about each of your stories about how and where you are headed because I know that you all are going to do great things!
Hey Everybody! I hope you are all doing well and settling in to take on the new school year! I heard, for those of you who went, that the College fair was awesome! WHAT ELSE DID YOU DO? I am sorry I couldn’t make it, I was attending a Pitzer Faculty(the professors) retreat talking about DIVERSITY and Affirmative Action Issues! Real complicated stuff (I’m still trying to figure it out! lol). I hope you got to meet Carlos! He is a Pitzer Freshman who will be helping Scott and I and will also be a mentor to all of you! Carlos is an awesome dude! There will be some more Pitzer Students this year that will be joining us on our Pipeline Journey! Please LOOK out for Announcements from Us about the SAT, Cal Grants, FAFSA, and More! I am eager to see you all soon!
Yesterday (8/2) was quite an adventure. We were able to go to Universal Studios with VIP passes. So we got to talk with NBC Execs, and it was pretty cool, to say the very least.
Well we’ve only got about 2 more days left here at the Pitzer Pipeline. I’ve been having nothing but fun here. Okay I lied about that, there’s a lot of serious stuff going on, with all of these people reaching out to us, just to tell us how important we are to the future. I’m definitely taking everything being said to me to heart, and I can’t wait to go home, so that I can start to live while keeping these important principles in mind. At this point there’s just been so much that’s happened, I can’t begin to start to try and describe it.