Friday, November 11, 2016

{regarding the past few days + years in America}

Hey Stars,

These past three days have really saddened me. These past few years have saddened me. Our world is so full of chaos; and America- a very prevalent place- is full of people acting like fools.
I've been praying and thinking about this, especially as the election here in the U.S. has gone on and finished. And I've cried multiple times over this. I try not to cry, I try not to show that out in public, but this country has drawn me to tears.

Why are we so against each other? It's a constant battle of Republicans and Democrats, conservative and liberal, who's rioting and who's not, etc, etc, etc. and it's so tiring. This country is tearing itself apart from the inside out.
We've become so hateful towards our own brothers and sisters, whether it be over politics, other social issues, or just life. If we took a step back and thought for awhile about what we're doing, we might come to the realization that we're all more alike than we want to think.

We're all human, we all make mistakes, we all screw things up sometimes. I, for one, know I screw things up a lot. But I don't start rioting and protesting over ridiculous things. I don't want to say politics don't matter, because they do, but once they start becoming an idol that we're too focused on to love and ground one another, we've peaked on an issue.
Not bringing my own views into this, I've seen Trump supporters completely tearing down Clinton supporters, Clinton supporters trashing Trump supporters, and people yelling and fighting, and apparently there's violent rioting and protesting going on (I've been trying to avoid the news as much as possible here recently so I don't claim to know exactly what's going on).

I have lots of young, little friends (think 11 or so and below) and two siblings (12 and 10 years old respectively). I don't want them growing up in a country, in a world, that has lost it's will to listen, love, and discuss in a calm manner, agreeing to disagree and knowing when to stand up and when to sit down.
These kids are giving and have given me so much; kids haven't yet learned how to hate and fight with such passion. When have we, as teens and adults, lost our love? Lost our kindness, our peace?

I'll be able to vote come the next election in four years. I'll be 18, which is exactly the age you can begin to vote. And honestly? I'm dreading it, especially if that election is going to be anything like this one. Which is so, so, so sad because I love this country. I love the people in it. I love our freedoms; our freedom of religion and speech, especially. We take these things for granted. But I'm not sure I'm going to want to vote and be involved in all of these hurt, hate, and anger that's ruining relationships.

We've done this to ourselves, America.
We need a change.
Our government needs a change.
But we can't change this country, this country's government, and the way other people view this country, until we've began to change ourselves inside of it.

I can make a difference.
You can make a difference.
We can make a difference, but we have to work together. And right now, fellow Americans, we are not doing that. We are hurting each other, we are killing each other, we are tearing our families apart over our ridiculous, petty arguments.

We've lost our line of, "land of the free, home of the brave," because we're treading all over each other. I'm not even sure if I can take our songs and oaths and phrases seriously anymore. What are we doing to ourselves?

So, please, I'm begging you; calm down and start loving each other. Life is a two way street and we're going opposite ways, but at some point you're going to meet in the middle of the road, at least briefly. Life is not meant to be spent alone, but that's what we're doing; causing ourselves so much pain and heartache over ridiculous things so that no one wants to be with each other.

This is not a message of hopelessness, of anger, of upset and sadness- no. This is a message of hope! of strength! This is a declaration of love. I hope you'll stand with me. I refuse to let politics, social issues, and hate drive a wedge between myself and the people I love. I refuse to let this ruin our country any further.
It is time for a change.

-Hannah Song

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

{breathe, just breathe - life update}

 Hey Stars!

 How are you all?

 I haven't posted in ages, oh my word. I'm so sorry. Life is just... exhausting right now. I'm honestly not even feeling up to posting right now, but I've got some time, so... :P

 My last post about what's going on in general life-y-ness was in August. Geez.

 I'm just going to post some things that have been going on and then probably some pictures because I'm too lazy and tired to type everything out.

 I posted about having a meeting with the lady from Barbizon in my last full-length post. It went pretty well. The interview was all kinds of stressful, but it was actually kind of fun. I'm taking the modeling/acting classes right now, and then I have to do another audition, then I'll go into placement and (hopefully) start getting jobs :D

 We're moving! :D Not very far from where we live now, but still. And we're gonna get a doggo~ I'm so excited. The little guy's name is Jake.

 We took one of our hamsters to the vet because I was worried she was sick. They ended up putting her to sleep and trimming her teeth (she's doing mostly better now). It was so funny though because she was super sleepy for the next day and a half or so.

 Dance is going pretty well. We had our first performance of this season last month and it went really well. The worship was amazing afterwards. Dancing with the older company has been really interesting. It's so much more fast-paced than the younger company. I had the opportunity to go help out at a worship workshop too, and that was totally amazing.


 This is one of our two pieces, Shine On Us.

 Speaking of dance, Project Dance New York is next year, and I've always wanted to go... I have a chance to go next year, but I need help. If you'd like to learn more and prayerfully consider donating, you can look at it here:








Okay, picture time. XD lol

 
 These are all pictures from trick or treat. My brother and I were Soos and Dipper, my sister was a Renaissance girl, my friend Syd was Harry Potter, and our other friends (not posting their picture for safety precautions) were a baseball player, a sugar skull, and a bat, respectively.

 
 This is a face swap my family's been cracking up over of my brother and our cat, Briar.


 My fam and I went to Ikea awhile back and it was so much fun. Ikea is the bomb. We got lots of cool stuff, and we got dinner at Applebee's and drinks from Starbucks. It was a good day :) (thanks, mom and grandma!)

 This is from last year when I first got my bow. I love that thing so much, man. I need new arrows, but it's great. It was almost a year ago exactly; my grandma got it for me for Christmas. :)

 I have other things I could talk about, but I'm going to leave it at that for now. Stay lovely, darlings.

Love you Stars!
Hannah Song

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sorry!

Hey guys!

I just wanted to say sorry for not posting. I'll try to post an update soon, K?

Love you all!
Hannah Song xx

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Scared?

Hello Stars~

What are you scared of?

I don't meant our physical fears. I don't mean spiders or heights or anything like that. I mean fears that terrify you to your core.

Because mine are really taking a toll on me.

I'm scared of never being good enough. I'm scared of being trapped doing something I hate for the rest of my life. I'm scared I'll never be some big name on a TV screen for one thing or another. I'm scared of having kids. I'm scared of getting married. I'm scared of life, really.

But mostly, the two things I'm scared of, are, a) not making a difference and b) going to Hell. Which really sucks, 'cause I shouldn't be scared of that. I'm a Christian, and I'm saved so I've been born again which gives the reassurance that you're going to Heaven but... there's still this little nagging voice in the back of my mind telling me I'm not good enough to go to Heaven.

Not good enough? That doesn't even make sense. Nobody is ever going to be "good enough" to go to Heaven, but God gives us Grace so we can... and lots of us will.

But yeah. Basically, I just needed to get this off my chest, and my blog's the best way to do so. Sorry for the semi-depressing post, but I just needed to talk.

Love you, Stars.
Hannah Song

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

June + July (and some May)

 Hey Stars!

 The last time I wrote a full post was June 20th. Wow. A lot has happened since then, and I don't feel like working on any posts that are actually relevent, so today, you get to read about my life. Yay. I can simply feel your excitement. (Yes, I'm sarcastic, why do you ask?)

 So, we went to Detroit for Project Dance in June, and it was amazing. It's a weekend event and the worship night on Friday was just AMAZING. Ahhhhh. That's my favorite part of the entire event. Lots of stuff happened there but I'll write another post about that later.

 I'm trying to think of everything that's happened. Wow. My brain's gonna explode.

 My brother's birthday passed, and he's 10 now, which is crazy. I remember when he was a little 2 year old running around in a pair of overalls. haha

My brother's birthday celebration.

 Um, BTW, Sabrina Carpenter released a song called "On Purpose" and it's amazing, so yeah, check it out if you can.

 I'm so tired anymore, goodness gracious, ugh.

 I have a meeting with a lady from Barbizon coming up, which is really exciting. I hope it all goes well and stuff.

 Bethanne and I also start back to dance this weekend, yay! We've both been accepted back into Illuminate dance company and I'm also a trainee to the older company (Fueled & Aflame) now. I'm really excited, it's going to be great.

 I've been writing and drawing a lot lately. I've been trying to get back into some of my old hobbies; art, writing, singing, doll photography, etc. It's been a pretty big fail, honestly. But that's okay.

Apple White for a music video thingy I'm doing.
 My siblings and I watched all of Gravity Falls in a matter of like... a week and a half. We're also watching season 6 of My Little Pony and finished whatever's on Netflix of Liv & Maddie. At some point we'll start Star VS the Forces of Evil but I'm still going through major feels over Gravity Falls.

 We start back to American Heritage Girls soon. I'm officially a Patriot. It's a bit weird, actually, but I get a red polo now, so that's cool.

 I had a sleepover with my friend Beth and we watched "Pride, Prejudice, & Zombies" and it was actually really good. Not very scary, but I liked it. My brother had a sleepover for his birthday, too, so that's cool. His friends are pretty awesome and I like scaring them with spooky stories :P lol

 Also a while back I took a dance camp and it was a lot of fun. We learned like... 4 or so different performance-style combos, and I did hip-hop and tap, which I've only done once or twice before for both. And then after one of the days my buddy Jayci and I got coffee then hung out at the mall. The mall's pretty dead but it was still fun.

Goofing off in Claire's.
 I don't know what else to say, so just have some pictures.

Pins on my purse. I actually have more now, it's an addiction, lol.
A Dipper Pines chalk drawing I did. I was really proud of it, because I'm horrible with chalk and it was my first time drawing anyone from Gravity Falls in the actual style of the show. haha
Our year-end concert; this was the finale piece- "Shores". It's a long dance but so much fun and super meaningful, too. photo credit: Jamie Mumford
Ballet III dance: "Pieces". It was so much fun. I had a lot of trouble with this piece but I love the girls who I was in class with, so it all went okay :) photo credit: Jamie Mumford
Sorry it's flipped! This is a drawing I did of Dipper & Pacifica from Gravity Falls. It's a horrible pairing but I love it so much. Kill me if you want. XD lol
Love you Stars! :)
Hannah Song





Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hey ya'll.

Hey Stars.

I'm really sorry about not posting. I have a ton half-finished posts in my drafts but I'm just not feeling motiviated.

I'll try to post soon but I'm not making any promises.
Hannah Song xx

Monday, June 20, 2016

You Are More

Hello Stars...

You are more than the numbers on the scale.
You are more than the make up or lack thereof that you wear.
You are more than your clothes.
You are more than your mistakes.
You are more than your appearance.
You are more than your past.
You are worth so much.
You are worth more than all the precious diamonds and jewels in the world.
Believe in God.
Believe in yourself.
Believe.
I believe in you.
Be you and believe in being you.
Take pride in who you are, take a stand for what's right.
Fight for your loved ones, fight for the truth.
Prove them all wrong, because you know they are.
Show them how wonderful you are.
Reach for your full potential.
Strive for perfection.
Perfection is not reachable, but reach for it anyways.
Believe you can do it.
Stay strong because you are more than anything they say.
You are you;
Stay you;
I believe
in
you.

-Hannah Song