Monday, December 5, 2011

kenny and tim...yes please!

Today I managed to get our tickets for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw for this summer!  They are doing a tour together with only ten stops and we will be on the floor for one of those dates! I can't wait :)

These last couple of weeks will be fun and emotional.  I will be leaving cf to head back home to student teach.  I will be leaving so many great friends...I guess I won't be leaving them just won't be seeing them as often.  I will start a new chapter in my life as I will continue on the path to the real world! I will be enjoying my next two weeks to come, and after that I'm off to see the sisterbear in the big city.  We will be hitting up an NFL and a NHL game while I'm there among other fun stuff she already has planned I'm sure!  I can't wait to be back out there with her!

Standing in the street downtown on St. Paddy's Day!
 Alright, I'm almost done!  This video has been floating around fbook the last couple of days and I feel the need to share it.  As a future teacher I am very passionate about ending bullying.  Not only because of my profession, but so that no one I know, my kids, or anyone for that matter has to feel this way.  This is a very powerful video and the message is inspirational!  When you are getting ready to complain about someone or say something hurtful...think to yourself and ask how would you feel if someone said that very same thing to you.  Bullying needs to end, it's a good thing this kid knows he has more to look forward to in life!

Warning:  This video contains information on cutting, suicide, and vulgar words.  

The sad thing is that people are claiming that this video was all fake.  But this was released to everyone from him today via Perez:

In his own words!

Following the false claims made against him and all the hate thrown his way since his emotional video about being bullied went viral, 14 year old Jonah Mowry took to YouTube and wrote the following in the description to the clip above.

He says:

To all my friends and supporters,
I made this video 4 months ago just before school was about to start. I was 13. It was a very emotionally dark time in my life. I made the video at 4:00am in the morning; I hadn't been sleeping at night for a long time, too many things going on in my head. I was dreading going back to school and I had not come out to my family yet. Only my closest friends knew. I didn't know how to say what I needed to say. All I could think about were all the bad things that had been happening at school last year, every year for that matter. I just couldn't bare to go through that anymore. I was done being fake happy, pretending hateful words didn't hurt, done hiding it from my family.
So this video was made for my friends that had moved on to High School who were worried for me, to say to them that I was going to take a stand, and to the haters at my middle school that I'm not going anywhere. I am who I am. I posted the video here and told people were to find it. That was it.
My friends were moved by the video and thought I did something important. I was encouraged to upload it to my Facebook page so more people could see it. Maybe it could help someone else going through the same thing. So I linked it Dec. 1st. My Parents saw it for the first time Dec, 2nd.
Then….. all this happened.
I never expected in a million years that it would have such a wonderful impact on so many people. I am truly humbled and truly thankful for all the love, encouragement and support from people all over the world. It's been incredibly overwhelming. I don't know what to say. Thank you so, so much!
Lastly, yes you have seen me happy in a couple short videos replies I posted; I would think that would be a good thing , and yes I do have friends, my High School friends, and I have made friends because when I came out they realized that they had hurt me and that they fealt sorry. The video is real, and true.
In the last few months everything eventually came out in the open, I felt a huge weight off my shoulders; I'm happy, I'm excepted for who I am, I'm more confident and feel stronger every day.
Thank you all, Love and peace to all who are hurting.
Jonah Mowry"

And there you have it!

Stay strong, Jonah!

You are brave! You are special! You are inspiring! 

It's sad to think that people go bashing someone because he is standing up for himself, and is now happy and in a better place.  Because of that he is now being bullied again...this needs to end!
Ok, I'm done ranting and raving...until next time!

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