All About Me Project
Created by Alexis Morgan from Period One
This is one of the many pictures where my mouth is open, tongue is out, and drool is probably covering my face.
I loved to run around barefoot and explore the world that was the backyard.
The Exploration Place
This was probably my favorite place to go to when I was a kid.
What does my name mean?
How would I describe myself?
How would my friends describe me?
"So Alexis Morgan can be very stubborn. But she is a friend that will always be there even after the thick and thin. You can confide in her and she'll give yyou advice based on personal experiences and her own knowledge." -Brianna Santiago, 14, friend
"Alexis has a glowing personality and has this amazing talent were she all around great at everything." -Jadon Ward, 14, friend
"Alexis is amazing and funny and the sweetest but most sassy girl you know." -Hannah Shea, 14, friend
"Alexis is a very trustworthy friend. If you're in need of a smile She'll never fail to put one on your face. Also she has a crazy sense of humor." -Michael Thomas, 17, friend
"Alexis Morgan is a smart outgoing person. She speaks her mind. Alexis is also very athletic. She does good in all the sports she plays. I could go on forever about how amazing Alexis is!" -Kaylee Spragis, 16, friend
"Athletic. Funny. Sarcastic." -Tanner Picerno, 16, friend
"Alexis Morgan is hands down the most amazing person I have ever met in my life. She is a kind, caring, and selfless person. Alexis has always put everyone else's needs before her. Alexis Morgan is the best friend that anyone could every ask for. I feel bad for anyone who doesn't have a girl like that in their life." -Braylee Cregger, 16, best friend
"Alexis, you are a sweet and generous person. You may come off mean at first, but you have a very sweet heart, and many more people should be like you. Never let anyone bring you down. You're perfect, don't let anybody say different." -Zarina, 14, friend
"Alexis works hard in everything to succeed in her goals. She's a friend that I can count on if I need a girls night. She can help me with fashion advice when I need it desperately." -Gabby Shepard, 13, friend
What objects do I cherish most?
My List of Personal Favorites
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Song: Bumper Cars or Little Do You Know by Alex and Sierra
Band: Either the Script or Coldplay!
Athlete: I honestly don't have one.
Book: Okay, this isn't even fair. I can't pick a favorite book! The list would go on forever! I guess a few of my top favorites would be the Uglies series, the Specials Series, and anything John Green!
Class: I'm honestly a huge nerd. I love history, but I'm not taking a history class this year. My second favorite would have to be English.
Teacher: Mrs.Stos! She was by far one of my most influential teachers ever. She taught and helped me to take a step towards perfecting my writing!
Best Friend: Braylee, Kaylee, Kaleb, and Hannah!
Television Show: Criminal Minds, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and The Walking Dead!
Car: Bugati Veyron 16.4 Supercar, baby!
Summertime Activity: Spending time with friends.
Weekend Activity: Wrestling Meets!
Movie: X-Men series!
My Top Five Most Favorite Songs
Bumper Cars - Alex and Sierra
Fight Song - Rachel Platten
Warrior - Beth Crowley
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
To be honest, this list will probably be completely different in a week.
My Freshman Year Motto
This well known quote by Dr. Suess has been and will be my motto for years. People so often forget who they once were and who they wanted to become during the uproar of new things. I know who I am, and I know who I want to be. I have plans. Goals. And if somebody decides they don't like the person I am, and the person I have yet to become, it is their loss. Those who matter will be accepting. And those who aren't accepting do not matter.
Inspiration to Live By
Below is a quote I found and fell in love with long ago. It was written by Victoria Erickson.
"I crave the ones who've seen confusion and known struggle; who have pulled themselves up from the shackles of heartache and strife, disappointment and darkness, exhaustion and drain and have risen with a heart as open and unwaveringly wide as the ocean itself. Give me those people. The brave, the vulnerable, the wise, the ones who care for a world, and how to better it along with themselves. To know their ability in making waves, in shifting patterns with tides and in creating change. Let us become that open ocean. And make it rise." -Victoria Erickson
This quote speaks to me on a personal level. It talks about how people go through things. Big and little. Day changing and life altering. Yet, these people still come out with an innocent heart. A heart that does not judge simply because it was once treated unkindly. To me, this quote puts into beautiful words how a person can go through so much but still want the best and strive for the best for everyone and everything.
My Life Goals
2) Graduate college with a major in Psychology.
3) Go to Paris, France with my best friend.
4) Be able to provide for my family and put my kids through college.
5) Be happy.
A Letter to My Graduating Self...
Today, you graduate high school. Congratulations. I am so proud of you. Six years ago, you struggled to find a reason to live another day. Today, you will walk across the stage and get your high school diploma.
Did you maintain a 4.0 GPA all throughout high school? Did you take all honors, AP, and dual enrollment? Were you a member of the National Honors Society? Any scholarships? Academic or athletic. Were you an AVID student all four years of high school?
Did you play volleyball, wrestling, weight lift, and compete in track and field all four years? Did you ever decide to add on soccer or softball? Were you on varsity for any of them? What were your records?
I’m sure you know where you’re going to college. You’ve always been a planner. Are you still going into Psychology? I’m sure you are. You’ve always had a gift for helping people. A natural one.
Moving on from school related things. Are you still planning on going on the 2018 trip to France with Mrs. Smith? Or do you still want to go to France with Braylee first. What about New York? Of course you do.
You’ve completed a major chapter in your life, and you are soon to begin a new one. So, don’t lose yourself and who you’ve worked so hard to become. You did not spend countless nights up till the sun began to peak over the horizon just to mess it up. You didn’t cram for hundreds of tests you were so afraid you were going to fail for nothing. You didn’t play sports, maintain good grades, and volunteer each weekend for nothing. I know you. Keep a clear mind, and stay away from the wrong type of crowd.
With that being said, don’t be afraid to make new friends. Remember that saying from Girl Scouts with Mrs. Tammy? She was such a wonderful woman. I miss her and Katie. Anyways, I’m off topic. The saying went, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and one is gold.” This is your life. Your college career. Make the best of it. Make new friends. Join clubs. Get to know your professors. Be involved. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. And please, please, please always remember this; you don’t have to be perfect. It is okay to make mistakes. It is okay to trip. Just make sure to get back up, brush yourself off, and try again.
You have this wonderful sense of determination. Maybe because you’ve always had people saying you couldn’t do it, or you just weren’t good enough. But let me tell you this, you are more than good enough. With the right mindset and determination, you can do anything you set your heart on. From day one, you’ve known that you wanted to be everything Amber wasn’t. You wanted to graduate. Go to college. Get a job. Have children. You wanted to prove to everybody watching that you wouldn’t become your mother.
Let me tell you. You aren’t her. So don’t ever think that. And don’t you dare let people compare you to her. You are kind. Compassionate. Loving. You don’t give up on people even if they give up on you. Even if they slam the door in your face. Even if they walk out and never look back. Keep that. You have a pure heart. The world has tried so hard to turn it to stone, but you have refused. Don’t let this world make you cruel.
Take pride in what you do. Continue to set goals. Always study, even if you can swear up and down you remember the material. And for god’s sake, do your homework. Don’t procrastinate. Put time, energy, and effort into the things you do. Give nothing less than your best. Take good notes. Make friends with those in your classes. Study together. Compare notes. If you’re stuck, lost, or confused, talk to your classmates and your professors. Don’t be afraid.
Your younger self.
“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.” -Stephen Covey
Make new friends..
I met Kaleb this year after moving from Kansas to Florida. I can always rely on him when I need somebody to talk to.
But keep the old...
Braylee and I have been friends for eight years. Through the thick and the thin. The good and the bad. She's always been my very best friend.
One is silver, and one is gold.
Kaylee and I have been friends for four years. We've had our ups and our downs, but she's the only person who can balance me out.