I am returned to Netherfield at last! (That means home. I'll have to think of an original title for my house.) In the last week or so, I have had two adventures, and will be having another one out west this coming week. But in between these wonderful, albeit exhausting travels, I hope to post at least once.
|This could be me, alighting from the carriage that took me on my travels. I advise that you let your eyes bask in the beautiful colors and lighting of this picture.|
|I made a garland like this for the getaway car. I didn't mess with quite that many hearts, but it was still cute. :)|
Frustration? That shouldn't be a large part of a young lady's educational experience! Yet I'm afraid I ran into it several times in the camp. People are difficult. It's sad to say it but it's true. Political views and discussions are bound to come up in a camp that is all about government. And I was perfectly fine with that. It was exciting to be able to share my views with people who had never given an issue a second thought before. I was also ready to discuss (with a cool head, mind you) what to me is common sense and logic with people who disagreed. I know that people see the world in different ways, and have different life philosophies, but I still shudder at some of the words that came out of girls' mouths. They just don't get it. And I am truly distressed about my generation, one who is pro-choice and anti-America. A generation who is disgusted with the military and hates police. A generation who would not only allow, but push for a system that would strip Americans of their rights and freedoms, and lose everything that makes the United States special.
So in short, it was frustrating to find out how mistaken many girls are, and frustrating to be opposed for having a different stance. On top of that, it was frustrating, of course, to work hard for an office and still lose. No, I'm not crazy depressed or anything, Life isn't fair, and I'm not going to waste
Besides, you probably all think by now that this was some terrible experience for me. And the parts I previously mentioned were no doubt highly unenjoyable. But I really loved other parts of the program. I didn't make any lasting friendships, but I loved talking to lots of other girls who were, more or less, like me. Making posters and getting nominated for office was a lot of fun too. I'm confident that as time passes, I'll think even more fondly on the week I spent at Girl's State.
I leave you, once again, on what is hopefully my third and final adventure of the month! Since I signed off last week with a British picture, I thought I'd start a tradition. But wait! This ties in with another subject I've been itching to talk about, especially with my international readers: Brexit! What is your opinion on it? I think it's exciting, and I'm glad that Britain is willing to become a more independent country. I know there will be repercussions, but I think the pros outweigh the cons. I also want to hear what you all think, though!
Adieu, until I find internet again!