Thursday, January 12, 2017

journal two from Monica:)

Monica Pheasant
English 230 @ 10:30

     Hello to all my new class mates:) My name is Monica Pheasant. I am 23 years old and every shy. I graduated from Rushmore Academy in the year 2012. 2 months after graduation I had my 19th birthday and 2 days after that I was in a very bad car accident that almost took my life, I'm greatful that it didn't cause now I get to change my life and live it how I planned. But from that I now suffer from seizures for the rest of my life. I have 3 older sisters, my parents are divorced and I have lived on my own sense I was 17 and working a full time job and going to school full time. I have high blood pressure and sometimes when I don't take my meds it is very easy for me to get upset about little things, but I try not to. I love to do puzzles, crochet, sewing, and home interior and I'm going to school for architecture.

My older sister Molly and Me after she pierced my lip.

     In The house on Mango street, I feel bad for this girl. For her to move around as much as she did and everytime they moved around more people moved in and moved with them, then by the time they got a house there was 6 people there. The part that stood out to me the most is that you can tell this girl was very sad and lonely and had know friends she could talk to or go outside and play with. " Carlos and Kiki are each other's best friend... not ours. Nenny is too young to be my friend. She's just my sister and that was not my fault." Also with that being said I feel like she puts the blame on her sister for being to young and she cant be friends with her and talk to her about some of the things she could with someone her age. Growing up the way they have so far in this story seems like they had a rough road so far and you can tell she is trying to find a way out and to make something of her own.


  1. Holy crap! Thank goodness you are okay! I'm sorry you had to go through such a life changing event. On top of that you are going to Work full time and being a full time student so it shows you are a survivor and nothing will get in the way of your goals. That is something you should be really proud of!

    1. Thank you so much Brandi. I never really seen it as being a survivor till now, that makes me feel a lot better about things in life. I always seen it as well I got to keep my life and now I just got to do what I have to do to keep going and paying the bills. Everyone struggles and I understand that, I just never really looked at it in different aspects. I greatful I got to live pasted it and still do all the things I wanted to before it happened even though it took time.

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  3. I completely agree with you on the book. It is very sad that this girl had to go through all of this. I also found it interesting that you chose to talk about her moving around a lot because that also stood out to me when i was reading.


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