The Life of Napoleon I

Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 and died May 5, 1821 at the age of 51, by what many thinks to be stomach cancer.

 Napoleon is a very well-known man in today’s history. He is mostly known for the rumor of his short stature, and also for leading an army that conquered a lot of Europe in the early 19th century. He was a brilliant military strategist. After he seized political power in France, he crowned himself emperor in 1804. However, after losing the battle of the Waterloo, Napoleon was exiled and imprisoned on Saint Helena Island where he died on May 5, 1821.

A few things people never knew about Napoleon:

he had military training- Napoleon was born on a large island named Corsica, off the coast of Italy, into a family of nobility. He parents had enough money to send him to a school in France called École Militaire.  During his first year, his father died, forcing him to graduate early to help his family. He ended up forty-second out of a class of fifty-eight, and at sixteen he became a French Army Officer.

His first wife was thirty-two and he was twenty- six when they got married. His wife subtracted four years off of her age, on the marriage certificate, and he added eight-teen months to his in order to seem closer in age.

Napoleon was not short. The rumor that Napoleon was short started during his lifetime, after he was shown that way on a cartoon drawn of him. In reality he was about five foot six.

He enjoyed witting romance novels. Many people have these stereotypes of how a man should be and act and do, but Napoleon, a general, emperor and revolutionary, proved them to be wrong. He once wrote Clisson et Eugénie, the story of a young soldier in love. I personally have not read it, but it does sound like a really great read.

Napoleon tried to kill himself. After he was forced to abdicate, he was promised a comfortable and peaceful life. It still however depressed Napoleon, to the point of suicide. He attempted to end his life with a pill of poison, the pill however was old and therefor made him quite ill instead of killing him.  

We never think of famous men and women as humans like you and me, but that’s all they were, humans. The only exception is the impact they made on our history, but that doesn’t have to be an exception.  We can also make a difference, we just have to shove aside our fear and differences, and work together to change our world for the better.

“Which is most important in writing dialogue from memory: accuracy, succinctness, or liveliness? Why?”

                This for me isn’t as simple as picking one over the others. I believe every story based off of a person’s life needs to be at least remotely accurate, but it also needs to be entertaining enough for someone to continue reading it.

If I wrote an Autobiography, I would want people of all ages to read it and enjoy it. So, I’m not going add long, boring words when I could use a small word, that most people would know, and get to the point. It really is a preference issue. But if someone is looking for a good autobiography to enjoy during quarantine, and mine begins with “the current autobiography that you are reading was based off of the existence of a femella…” they would completely skip over it,  I wouldn’t even read it if it started like that! It doesn’t grasp your attention; the words don’t beg you to read more. So, yes, I truly believe that liveliness is a crucial part to any story. Accuracy is another key point to any dialogue, specifically when done by memory. I completely understand that you might not remember everything said word by word. Especially when it was months or even years after the original conversation. So, my opinion is, that if it is remotely close, and the point behind it is the same, it should be fine.

You shouldn’t change everything about the conversation, just to make it more dramatic. That’s where you have to understand how to use accuracy and liveliness together to create a dialogue that not only grabs your attention, but it is also true to the original conversation.

I am not an expert on writing, and no two people are the same, so this might not be the case for everybody, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. These are my opinions that I have found to be true with myself. So have an opinion of your own and let that effect the way you tell your story.

The Future

The unknown is scary, and that is exactly what are future is, unknown. We try and we try to plan out our entire lives, but with no success most of the time. Everything that we do now, is paving a way to our future. I know a lot of people may think the world is better off without them, but that couldn’t be more wrong. What we say and do truly affects other people’s, lives in good and bad ways. We get to decide which one though. So, no life is worthless. At one point in your life you will make a difference to another. Whether it’s just a smile or something bigger like advice, you will make an impact in their lives.

If you’re like me, your extremely curious about your personal future. Going through every possible scenario. But what we don’t take in for account is us falling in love, or having our heart broken, or even having a baby, we tend to leave out all the parts that put a dent into our plans. I know, that as a teenager, I certainly don’t plan for fires, car crashes, or even the death of someone I love. I can hope and pray that it won’t happen, but how can I be certain. That question has gone through almost everybody’s mind, that was planning their future. As we think of this question we are filled with uncertainty, but the answer is very simple, we can’t. We cannot predict our future, good or bad, that’s why it’s called the unknown.

I am terrified foe the future, but more than that, I’m excited. I love a good mystery story, and my life is just that, a mystery. I am writing my story as I live through it, and so far, it’s full of, love, heartbreak, pain, healing, laughter, and tears. There are twists, and plots. I guarantee that if you had told me this would be my life eight years ago, I would have laughed in your face.

My life has changed for the good, I’m happy and I’m loved. I never thought my life could be like this, but it is. Our future may be uncertain and scary, but that’s life. We just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and trust that we won’t fall.

Key points that Lead Hellen Keller out of her Prison

There are several key points that helped you become the person you are now. For Hellen Keller, these points were more crucial than most

I’m sure you all know that Hellen was blind and deaf since she was a toddler, causing her to become mute as well. No matter how badly she wanted to she couldn’t communicate with other people. She was hurting family and she knew it, she just didn’t know how to stop, that was until Anne Sullivan came along. She changed Hellen’s entire life.

One key point was when Anne spelled Hellen’s first word into her hand. That was really significant because, it showed Hellen another way to communicate.

Another is when she began to understand that the words being spelled onto her hands meant something. They wert just letters they were words, and those words represented an object or a thing.

The biggest, in my eyes, were when Hellen said her first sentence with her mouth, “it is too warm”.

I can’t imagine what Hellen Keller’s life was like. She was strong, despite her disabilities. She was eager to learn and learned she did. Without Anne Sullivan Hellen would never had made it as far as she did. Anne believed in Hellen when Hellen didn’t know how to believe in herself.

We all need that kind of love and friendship, the kind that helps push you through all of the cant’s, and helps you reveals all of the cans.

There are several key points that helped you become the person you are now. For Hellen Keller, these points were more crucial than most.

I’m sure you all know that Hellen was blind and deaf since she was a toddler, causing her to become mute as well. No matter how badly she wanted to she couldn’t communicate with other people. She was hurting family and she knew it, she just didn’t know how to stop, that was until Anne Sullivan came along. She changed Hellen’s entire life.

One key point was when Anne spelled Hellen’s first word into her hand. That was really significant because, it showed Hellen another way to communicate.

Another is when she began to understand that the words being spelled onto her hands meant something. They wert just letters they were words, and those words represented an object or a thing.

The biggest, in my eyes, were when Hellen said her first sentence with her mouth, “it is too warm”.

I can’t imagine what Hellen Keller’s life was like. She was strong, despite her disabilities. She was eager to learn and learned she did. Without Anne Sullivan Hellen would never had made it as far as she did. Anne believed in Hellen when Hellen didn’t know how to believe in herself.

We all need that kind of love and friendship, the kind that helps push you through all of the cant’s, and helps you reveals all of the cans.

Getting in Shape for Less

                I understand the longing to get in shape. I believe at one point we’ve all felt that desire. We work-out, eat better, do all these things just so we feel better about ourselves. Other times we need to lose weight for health issues.

I know a lot of people who go and get memberships at a gym, and that is totally fine if you use it. Me and my family are the kind of people who think we will use the membership all the time, but go once and then never go again, and that is such a huge waste of money. I’ve always believed that you can do all the thing you do in a gym, at home with the same or even better results.

There are several ways to lose weight cheap. I like the Idea of watching and copying work-out YouTube videos. Simple moves that are effective and efficient. Or you could also rent and or buy equipment. If, however, you are to buy, I suggest buying used items.

I have a hard time remembering that I don’t have to have the newest and the best things. A lot of the time the off brand works the same and sometimes better than the super expensive ones. However, saying that, sometimes the off brand may cost less, but needs to be attended to more often (fixed). So, you have to decide what’s more flexible, your time or your money? If your really busy, than you would spend the money to get something you know will work, but if you money is more important than your time, and you wouldn’t mind taking some time to fix what need to be fixed, then go for the cheaper solution.

Don’t base what you do with your money, on what other people do with theirs. Everybody is unique and the way they live is even more so. Trust your instincts. And don’t make these decisions alone. If your married talk to your partner, make sure their abord.

These decisions aren’t life and death. Be aware, but don’t stress over it. Like I said, don’t let what you see other people doing with their money, affect your decisions to do what’s best for you.

The Path That Leads Towards Life

Abortion is one of the biggest problems of today.  About 146 helpless lives are taken each day in Texas alone. Over 3,000 a day in the U.S.

I know many women feel like abortion is their only choice, but that is so not true. I personally know families who would give anything to be able to have children. I know it may not feel like it, but you women are so blessed. Even if you don’t want children, at least it’s an option you have for the future. That is the beauty of adoption. You can choose to be in the child’s life, or you can choose to walk away. I personally don’t understand how killing a child is even an option. I was saved by adoption. As were my siblings.  And as are 135,000 children who are adopted it the U.S. each year.

Life is a miracle. So just as your life is important, so is the life of each unborn child. Every beat of the heart is a moment to be cherished, so who are we to steal the beat of a life waiting for their moment.

I know that this will probably make many people mad and or upset, but how will anybody take life seriously, if people are afraid to call it how they see it.  Abortion is murder. I know most of you have heard other people say that, but only because it is so important to understand. How else do you explain taking the life of a child. Many say that they are not a person yet, because they don’t have thoughts of their own. So, if that is the case, people who are brain dead, are no longer people, therefor their lives are worthless? If that’s true are all people with disabilities a just a waste of air?

That sounds horribly familiar. Then again it is the same concept Hitler used to excuse what he was doing. He was deciding who deserves to live or die, and that is exactly what our government is allowing.

I may not be responsible for a life of an unwanted child, but neither are you. For 9 months you are making and carrying a child, then you can hand it off to someone who will actually love it and care for it, because everybody deserves to know the love of a parent. What are those nine months compared to the years of work it will take to raise that child?

I may sound like every other person that is pro-life, like I’m lecturing and shaming, but that is so not the case. I am pushing you to the path that leads toward life.

Forever Frozen In Time

she looks in the mirror and silently sobs,

afraid of the beast that stares back,

hating what she sees, she turns away

in her eyes she is hideous,

pain and self- hate roll down her face with each blink,

as her lifeless body steps onto the scale,

the word unlovable never ceases to enter her head,

little does she know that she is already loved by so many,

cherished,

needed,

but the uplifting words of her friends are never taken to heart,

they are all beautiful, what do they know of her pain?

so she shuts them out,

terrified of being alone, she tries everything to fill that void,

and the only thing that seems to help, are the things that she has been warned about her entire life,

pill by pill her pain vanishes,

but so does she,

until one pill is her last pill,

no one saw it coming,

the girl that was so full of beauty, warmth, and joy now lies in a wooden box,

forever frozen in time

Mortality of Work and Wealth

“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”

Most of us have no doubt heard that saying, but do we ever stop to think on the meaning? I believe it is saying the more the rich gain the more the poor loses. Now I don’t know if that is all one-hundred percent true, but I do know this. It is not wrong for the rich to have a lot of money. Many worked very hard to get that money, others gained it through their inheritance. Who are we to tell them that they can’t have the money that was promised to them? It is not our place. And even if they did not work hard and earn that money, someone in their family did. So, is it immoral for some people to have more money than others? Absolutely not. There are several reasons the poor are poor, almost none are the effect of laziness. The poor work hard too, and there could be hundreds of reasons why they have less money. One would be they didn’t have the opportunity that the rich did, like college for an example. Others didn’t want or long for the life of luxury, they where happy where they were. It shouldn’t matter to the world how much money you have or what your social status is, but sadly it does. You are treated differently depending on how much money you have, but that does not mean it is unjust for some to have more wealth than others. Your future is what you make it. No one else has power over your decisions, you can’t give up because life is unfair, that will never change, but you get up and you move on. Make the most of what you got, and never let the world tell you that you can’t do it.

Turning Points In My Life

 In every life there are at least a few major turning points. Not all of them have the same measure of effect. Mine affected everything, especially my future.

I would have to say that the death of my biological father had a serious impact, not just on me and not all bad. My biological father died when I was three, in a house fire. Not far after my biological mother remarried and had two beautiful kids. They were without a doubt the highlight of my life. Right after my little sister was born, my stepfather died. We moved to a different town to live with my biological grandmother. Leading us to where my siblings and I were eventually taken by CPS.

Another turning point for me. After my siblings and I were taken, we were placed in different homes. Ryan and Sophia were taken to live with our stepsister, while I was moved from house to house. Leading me to Texas to live with a beautiful, funny, goofy family.

Two years later I was adopted in Texas and Ryan and Sophia were adopted by our stepsister, their new mom, in Missouri. I do miss them sometimes, but I remember that they are safe and with a family that truly loves them with all of their heart, (as am I).

There is a lot of drama in between those points, but I will spare you the confusion for now. No matter how bad it got, there was always a silver lining. I know I’m not perfect and I did some stupid stuff in Missouri and in Texas. I also know that there are other kids out there needing a home, kids that deserve a home. Please don’t be like the other people and forget about them. Adoption gave me a new life and a better chance of surviving it. Other kids deserve the chance as well.

To the Grave

I cant hold it in anymore,

You said we had forever,

You lied,

I know i’m not supposed to be mad but I am,

You left me… and now all I know is pain,

I wake up and I cry,

Because the dreams I had of you felt so real, but when I reach over to touch you… I remember,

Your gone,

Never to return back to me,

Some days I even pray for my own death, just so I can hear your voice,

I never want your face to fade from my dreams,

Your voice from my memories,

I wish to feel the pain I feel today, forever until we meet again,

That way when I do forget the sound of your voice, and your devious smile, I can always remember you by my pain,

By the sorrow you left me with,

I will carry you with me where ever I go,

And you will always be the one,

Who took my heart to the grave