Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Life without limbs? Or life without limits?"

Today, I had my first International English class, and I really liked it. This is one of the classes I was especially looking forward to, as English has always been one of my favourite subjects. For me, it was out of the question to not continue with this subject. I feel that there is so much more to learn, and I am positive this will be an exciting and challenging year! I am looking forward to becoming a better writer and user of this language.

I was happy to hear that we will be using our computers a lot, instead of slightly out of date textbooks..I am eager to get started with this subject, and to get inspired! Today we watched the short film "The Butterfly Circus" starring the Australian motivational speaker and preacher Nick Vujicic, who was born limbless.

After doing some reasearch about the film and Vujicic, I came across a post written by a girl who really had her eyes opened when she watched a video of him. She is inspired, and after reading her post, you really understand how amazing he is! Despite having no legs or arms, he has still found his way in life, and today he travels around and encourages people to do the same. Anything is possible, don't give up on your dreams..I found "Butterfly Circus" touching, and it reminds you of how you can achieve anything as long as you try hard enough!

Looking through the competency goals for this year, I see that I will have plenty of things to work with, and I wil try to achieve best results possible!