This is my family at my mom's house. In this photo there is me, my mom, my brother Kadin, my sisters Teah and Nevaeh, and my stepdad Mark. My family is extreamly important to me. They have all made up who I am as a person today and will always love me no matter what. My biggest fear is losing someone that I care about. I battled with depression for years. Once I finally brought it to my parent's attention, my whole family did everything that they could to help me get better and I am so thankful for that. We're all really close and do lots of family activities together. This picture was taken last summer when we were visiting Vancouver Island.
This is a picture of my dad. We never go and get family photos done so I don't have any recent photos of all of us together. He is the father to me, my brother Kadin, and my sister Teah.
This is my best friend Sky. I've known her since I moved to Edmonton in grade 4. I had no friends and was scared to go near anyone new. She came over, introduced herself, and we've been best friends ever since. Both of us have gone through a lot of stuff in our lives but we've always stuck right by each others side no matter what. Our families both have a lot of problems so if something is going on and we need a place to go, we've always got another place to call home. Her mom treats me like i'm one of her own and I feel just as loved over there as I do in my own home. We may not be related by blood but she's my sister. No one understands me as well as she does. She's always the first person to know about anything that happens in my life. I am very thankful to have someone as amazing as her for a friend.
It's not the best picture of her but this is my cat, Mystique. My grandpa found her on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere when she was about 2 months old. Her fur is completely black except for a patch of white fur on her belly in the shape of a perfect heart. She also has big green eyes. Honestly she reminds me of the dragon toothless from "How to Train Your Dragon". Mystique loves cuddles so she always makes me feel better when i'm in a bad mood. She may be small but she has a huge impact on my life. Normally most cats are considered jerks but my Mystique is a total sweet heart.
Styling hair is something I like to do with my sister Teah. She always lets me dye her hair and try out different colors in her hair to create different effects. Most of the time I style her hair for her before a big dance at school or when she's going out with friends. She is normally on her phone and texting her friends but when I dye her hair we always talk and listen to music. I know that hanging out with you older sister isn't exactly "cool" but I enjoy spending time with my siblings. Doing my sister's hair is basically just an excuse for me to hang out with my sister and have some girl time.
This isn't the best picture i've taken but it's still one of my favourites. I like photography because it allows be to move to different angles and capture different perspectives of everyday things. Things in nature such as flowers and animals (like the one in the dress) are my favourite things to take pictures of. I also took the picture which I used for the header of this assignment. I just love how cameras can capture a moment so that you can always look back and remember.
Painting nails is one of my favorite hobbies. I like trying to use different tools and nail stickers to create nice nail designs. It's something that allows me to de-stress and calm me down. Normally the night before a big test or exam, you'll find me in my room with my notes and nail polish out in front of me. Most of the time i'll paint my nails black or purple. Those are my favorite colors.
The Mortal Instruments is my absolute favorite book series. These books could be found in the fantasy section of your local bookstore which are my favorite types of books. Cassandra Clare transports me into a different dimension, into the world of the Nephilim where they hunt different types of demons to protect to the human world. The Mortal Instruments book series is packed with action, romance, and mystery. Putting one of these books down is one of the hardest things i've ever had to do!
Soccer has always been my favorite sport. I've been playing soccer since I was six years old. I have played every single position there is but my favourite position has always been forward/striker. By joining different teams, i've made tons of new friends and have been able to increase my skills. Soccer is something that I have always enjoyed playing and keeps me active.
Supernatural is my favorite TV show. It's about two brothers that travel all over the states hunting creatures that are out of the ordinary. The two main characters in this show, Sam and Dean, are played by the actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Right now, the show is working on their 13th season. The characters in this show are close as well as their actors are in real life. The cast has done many fundraisers and different things to help out other people around the world like their "Always Keep Fighting" fundraiser. When i'm in a bad mood this show never fails to put me in a better mood. I love the mystery and the fact that it keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Every episode has its own unique twist and events that make you feel emotional connections with the characters.
Music is very important to me. I almost always have music playing on my speaker at home or through my earbuds when i'm in public. Music helps me to relax and gets things off my mind. It also keeps me focused when I'm doing my homework or when i'm working on a homework assignment. One of my favourite groups that I like to listen to is called Mariana's Trench. I went to go see them in concert on April 1st 2016. Since it was April Fools, one of the band members gave the lead singer of the group, Josh Ramsay, a tiny pink guitar to play one of his songs. It was one of the best things that I've gotten to experience so far in my life.
Horror movies are my absolute favorite. When there is something that I need to get off my mind, watching a scary movie is always the best for that. Regular families have movie nights, my family has horror movie nights. We have a shelving unit specifically for just horror movies. My stepdad has tons of different collectibles from all different kinds of horror movies. One area of our house has 10 different paintings with horror movie themes. The picture above is a piece done by a man named Chris Labrenz and its hanging up in my room. Some of my personal favorite horror movies are Hellraiser, Sinister, and IT.
Acting is one of my favorite things to do. I've been in a few different shows in my life and they were some of the best experiences of my life. The casts were always really close and everyone got along really well. Being backstage before the show starts is always really exciting. Everyone is normally pretty nervous but can't wait to play their character on stage. As nervous as I get before a big show, being on stage has always felt like huge accomplishment. I prepared my roles for months ahead of time and then when I actually get to preform I feel amazing.
Stanley Tucci is my favorite actor. Lots of actors these days that are considered good normally play very similar characters. The reason why I like Stanley Tucci is because he can play many different types of characters and does a really good job with all of them. Some of my favorite roles played by him were in "Burlesque", "Easy A" and "Lovely Bones".
I've always wanted to go see New York. I was supposed to go on a school trip to New York city when I was in grade 9, but due to the events in Paris that year they called off the trip for our safety. Me and my best friend have decided that when we graduate high school we're going to finally get our New York trip. We've been saving up for it since our last trip got cancelled. One of the places that I would really like to go in New York is the Hard Rock Cafe. They have all different kinds of memorabilia from all different kinds of celebrities such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Nirvana. I would also like to check out a couple shows such as The Phantom of The Opera and Wicked.
When I finish high school, I want to go to university so that I can gain the skills and knowledge to become a registered nurse. I want to become a registered nurse because they help heal people so that they can get back to their everyday lives. When my baby sister was born she had to have surgery about six hours after she was born. When she was recovering, the hospital put her in an area called the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where she was taken care of by many different nurses until she was well enough to come home with us. I want to do the same for other people because without them I wouldn't have my baby sister with me today.