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A Best Friend
A Best Friend
Some people say it was “love at first sight.”  When a person sees another person, and he or she knows right then and there that they are in love.  Believers in “love at first sight” say that it is an instantaneous feeling, of which one is absolutely certain, like being hit in the head with a frying pan.  Non-believers might say that you have to meet someone, become friends, and let the relationship develop from there.  While, I agree that relationships must be built, I also believe in “love at first sight.”  I believe in it because I’ve experienced it.  Usually, it’s a romantic kind of love that two people feel between each other, but not always.  In my case, I experienced “love at first sight” when I met my best friend, Allison McSherry.
I remember the day clearly.  She was a sophomore who had transferred into school, and I was a shy and unconfident freshman.  Among m
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Blue Blankie
Blue Blankie
It was a windy day on our way home from the lake house.  My mom drove her car, and I rode with my dad in his oversized gray Ford minivan we all called “Big MO.”  I had my trusty lycra blue blankie with me; I never went anywhere without it.  The thing I loved most about that blankie was the way the lycra felt against the skin on my face, always cool and silky.  I held onto the corner of that blankie, the window down, and stuck my arm out, blankie and all.  I liked letting it hang out the window to let the wind cool it and pulling it back in to put against my face until the fabric got warm again, and I would stick my arm and the blankie back out of the window.
Both hands on the steering wheel of Big MO, my dad said, “’Bwankie’ is going to fly out of the window…”
“No, it’s not,” I insisted. “I won’t let it go.”
I pulled it in from the window again and held it to my face, th
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I can't sleep
“I can’t sleep sometimes,” he told me.  “You know how I am.”
“Sometimes, I think you’re afraid to fall asleep because when you do, you can see all the demons of your past.”
He started to cry.
“I’ll never let them get you,” I promised him.
I’m the only person you can cry in front of.  The person who makes you feel the most special in the world, and the person who makes you feel beautiful.
You’re sad.  I hold you in my arms. Soak up your pain through my skin and make it dissolve.  Rub your back and sooth you with my touch.  Wrap my arms around you and envelop you so that nothing will ever hurt you.  I can take away your pain if you let me.
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Blue Bunny
Blue Bunny
It’s ugly, and it’s baby blue.  It’s small, and it’s worn with its fur all clumped together and its stuffing coming out.  Its tail is missing, and its little pink nose has been glued and re-glued back on every time it has fallen off.  The tag that used to say his name on it is frayed and faded.  All that’s left of it is a thin white piece of silky fabric that used to have something written on it.  The insides of his once white ears are now an offwhite-ish gray-ish color and matted with years of love.
I carried that little blue bunny everywhere, and every since I can remember, I never knew his name.  And the tag is so worn out that I will never know his name.  All I ever referred to him as was “Blue Bunny.”  I took him with me everywhere, to daycare, to the lakehouse, to family gatherings; I even slept with him.  I don’t remember when his tail fell off.  All that’s left of
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Death
Like fog is just a
Low-lying cloud, death is just
A new beginning.
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Struggle Bus
Struggle Bus
It was a struggle.  He teetered and tottered against me, wobbling to and fro, with my arm around him for support.  We walked like this the whole two blocks home, me trying to hold him steady.  It was extremely difficult.  He'd lost his balance once or twice along the way, falling on the ground.  But he just kept getting back up, with only minor assistance.
In college, they call it riding the "Struggle Bus."  It usually means that someone is struggling both internally and externally.  The further you are toward the back of the "bus" correlates with how much you are struggling.  The further you are towards the rear, the more you have to walk to reach the front of the bus in order to disembark.  And usually alcohol is the culprit.  The more alcohol you drink, the further back you will be sitting on the bus.  That night, there was alcohol involved.  He'd indu
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Ten Fe En Ti
Ten Fe En Ti
I gazed out the window over the wing of the airplane, and I was awestruck.  The feeling was surreal.  Disbelief fell over me that I was flying in a plane for the first time in my life, and I was on my way to Oviedo, España.  I had decided just months earlier that I would be studying Español abroad for two months during the summer and staying with a host family while doing so.  And within weeks, I was on my way toward a summer that would change my life forever.  Although it was difficult at first to be completely immersed in a different culture whose citizens all spoke a different language, I was around people that impacted and taught me more than I could ever have imagined.  After just a couple weeks, I had adjusted to the shock of different surroundings, customs, and communications.  I loved my family from the moment I met them, and they treated me like their own hija.  Throughout th
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McFarland Family Scholarship
Haylee Rethman
McFarland Family Scholarship
03/05/2012
My Path to Becoming a Global Leader
How does one become a true leader?  According to Vince Lombardi, "true leaders aren't born, they're made."  A true leader is made by his experiences, how he deals with them, and how hard he strives to better himself on a daily basis. True leaders are optimists.  True leaders possess integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility.  It takes work to become a true leader, and I am a true leader.
My sophomore year of high school, I made my decision on where I wanted to go to college, and I never changed my mind about it.  I was nervous my senior year, and I had cold feet like many other incoming college freshmen.  I questioned myself and my choice of college.  When I first came to Westminster College, I was a completely different person than I am now.  I was an insecure, timid, homesick, unaware person who was overall no
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Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Education
Growing up, I always enjoyed going to school.  I loved being in the classroom, absorbing all the knowledge I could possibly encounter.  The educators I have experienced throughout my career as a student have been both positive and negative; but overall, they have contributed to the reason that I want to become a teacher in the future, and each of them has taught me something valuable.  They have helped me find my passion in life, helped me gain understanding of the greater world that lies before me, helped me grow into the person I aspire to be.  I will help students in the same ways to become the people they desire to be in life.
When I become a teacher, I will structure my classroom, curriculum, and code of ethics around one major idea: education.  After all, the main reason we have schools, teachers, and students is to learn.  The main reason for education is to instill knowledge in people across the
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Home
Never forget where
you came from. Because it made
you who you are now.
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Why Teach?
Why Teach?
They wake up early every day, drive to their job, spend hours a day at a desk, answer hundreds of questions, and dedicate themselves and their lives to their careers and education, and they do it all while being criticized and challenged.  These people are teachers.  With so many difficulties faced by educators on a daily basis, why teach?  Why would someone choose a profession that is so physically and mentally demanding?  Teachers shape our world by molding the students within it.  
Growing up, I was always a good student in school; I got straight A's, worked hard, and always wanted to be there.  And my teachers knew that as well.  English was my favorite subject, reading was my least favorite, and every other subject was in the middle of that spectrum.  Although the middle and end of the spectrum have changed drastically, English is still my passion.  Throughout school, the students
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Haylee
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United States
Over the last few years, I've changed more than I ever thought possible. I have learned to sincerely appreciate what is truly important in life, in my life. Family, friends, love, happiness. Things you can't buy, and you might never get back if you lose them. I've experienced pain - both physical and mental- and loss, and I know I'm a stronger person because of it.

I love to write. I've always wanted to be able to write [well]. It is a goal of mine to write something that has meaning and makes a beneficial impact on someone... Anyone. I don't know that it's worked yet, but I'm still attempting.

Current Residence: United States
deviantWEAR sizing preference: [medium]
Favourite genre of music: rock/punk/alternative, oldies, R&B, rap, indie, acoustic
Skin of choice: My own, thanks.
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: Don't sweat the petty stuff; don't pet the sweaty stuff.
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY, Haylee, a.k.a. "Lank10," dear hobbyist, artist, literaturist, photographer, 'n foot fetish model gal! :hug:
:sing: :sing: :sing: :sing: :dance: :dance: :boogie: :boogie: :party: :airborne:
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Haylee, a.k.a. "Lank10," dear artist, literaturist, photographer, 'n foot fetish model gal! Hug
Singing Singing Singing Singing Dance! Dance! Boogie! Boogie! Party Airborne

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I've a foot fetish; and I know you have beautiful 'n sexy feet since 2008-2010! Heart
I also hope you're doing very awesome at all art, drawings, literature writings, photography, 'n foot fetish modelings; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Nelson C. [my real name],
"N.N.F.88"
11:10 P.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you three extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Haylee, a.k.a. "Lank10," dear friend! :hug:
:sing: :sing: :sing: :sing: :dance: :dance: :boogie: :boogie: :party: :airborne:

Good luck, and I hope you'll have a great birthday today!
I've a foot fetish; and I know you have beautiful 'n sexy feet! :heart:
:thumbsup: :pringles: :cake: :pie:

Comments by:
Nelson C. [my real name],
"N.N.F.88"
10:10 A.M.
Los Angeles, CA ;)

Since I wouldn't have been able to do some birthday muro drawings, I got you two extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE;
Believe it or not, three birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, chibi Haruhi Suzumiya, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/z/201…
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analillithbar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Lank10 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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analillithbar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Welcome. Did youhave a good day?
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Lank10 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Very much so, thanks!
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cookiepanda42000 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student
Thanks for the fav
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