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My Book of Reflection, Inspiration, and Motivation

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S: Montega D. Jordan

BC: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

FC: My Book of Reflection, Inspiration, and Motivation | Montega D. Jordan Period 4 | Then | Now

1: Table of Contents Personal Resume.................................................................. 2 Likes................................................................................. 3 Dislikes.............................................................................. 7 Family............................................................................... 10 Friends.............................................................................. 21 Religious & Spiritual Beliefs.................................................... 23 Philosophical & Motivational Influences..................................... 24 Points to Ponder.................................................................. 25 Beauty.............................................................................. 26 Humor.............................................................................. 28 Coat of Arms...................................................................... 30 Risk Slips........................................................................... 31 People & Places.................................................................. 32 Memorable Events in My Life.................................................. 34 Some of The Special People in My Life...................................... 36 School Activities.................................................................. 38 Awards, Recognitions, & Honors.............................................. 39 Vacations........................................................................... 40 Hobbies............................................................................. 41 Pets................................................................................. 42 Creative Personal Projects..................................................... 43 | 1

2: Personal Resume | Name: Montega Dissera Jordan | Birthday: 1 September, 1993 | Place of Birth: Norfolk, VA | Parents: Mom: 11 December, 1971 Sapulpa, OK Dad: 19 October,1971 Emporia, VA Step Dad: 15 August, 1966 Suffolk,VA | Schools Attended: Bellevue East High School, 2007-11; Anderson Middle School, 2006-7; East Jessamine Middle School, 2004-6; Brookside Elementary, 2003-4; McIntosh Elementary, 2000-3; Swells Point Elementary, 1999-2000 | Places Lived: Bellevue, NE 2007-11; Omaha, NE 2006-7; Nicholasville, KY 2003-2006; Newport News, VA 2000-3; Norfolk, VA 1993-2000 | Grand Parents: Granny: 31 July, 1937 Henrietta, OK Paw: 27 June, 1934 Henrietta, OK Grandma Shirley: 21 November,1946 Halifax, NC | Siblings: Brothers: Dalton- 15 October, 1992; Jalen- 8 December, 2000 Sister: Jasmen- 13 May, 1992 | 2

3: Likes | Sports: | Duke Blue Devils | Minnesota Vikings | 3 | Detroit Pistons | Oklahoma Sooners | In life, sports are very important to me. When I was younger I played a bunch of sports: Tennis, Basketball, Tee-Ball, Soccer. ballet, Tap, Jazz. Most of these teams that I have come to like are a result of family and preference. My father loves both the Duke Blue Devils and Minnesota Vikings therefore I grew a natural liking to those teams and I am no a huge fan. My mother's family lives in Oklahoma and they are big Sooner fans so this is also why I have grown to love them. The Detroit Pistons was my own choice. My favorite NBA Player is Chauncey Billups, and he played for the Detroit Pistons so I grew a liking to this team as well and I eventually grew to like every player on the team.

4: Likes (cont.) | 4 | T.V. Shows: | I think I love Glee because it's a show about kids who were purposeless in high school and never seemed to fit in until they joined the Glee club. It inspires me and the passions that I have, it teaches me that I can do whatever I set my mind to and not to let any Sue Sylvester stand in my way; and it makes me laugh :D. American Idol is just the reality of Glee, I love seeing peoples dreams come true. The other shows make me laugh as well: The New Adventures of Old Christine and That 70s Show. 90210 and Hellcats just give me that balance of teen drama that I feel everyone should have.

5: Likes (cont.) | 5 | Movies: | A | All of them | I like all of these movies because they are either about romance, a musical, dance, or they are comedies and those are my favorite types of movies. They can make me feel great on a bad day.

6: Likes (cont.) | Music: | From being in band, I have grown to like Jazz and Classical music and I have really found beauty in it. I'm the only person other than my grandma who likes Jazz so I'm happy that I have an appreciation for it because it's given us something we can bond over. Hip-Hop and R&B are other favorites of mine because of my parents. They listen to it so i have also grown to like them. | 6

7: Dislikes (Cont.) | T.V. Shows: | All of these shows annoy me!! 19 Kids & Counting: didn't it start off as 17 Kids & Counting?? If your kids are being born with down syndrome all of the sudden, God is telling you to stop having kids and get a hysterectomy! Toddlers and Tiaras: I think it is extremely wrong to parade your children around like they are barbie dolls. Toddlers should not be wearing makeup! The Simple Life: Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie really need a reality check. They are walking stereotypes for blondes all over the world! The Apprentice: Donald Trump just isn't my cup of tea. The Real Housewives: I don't understand why you need a t.v. show, thats just a complete waste of money right there. | 7

8: Dislikes (Cont.) | Movies: | I'm not a huge Sci-Fi person, so that explains why I don't like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. The Graduate was probably the worst movie I have seen. It's sooo corny, kind of like the other Movie dislike I have. Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), most LMN movie that I watch are corny! There are horrible actors in them, and I find it annoying. I am a big movie lover so those are really the only movies I don't like. | 8

9: Dislikes (Cont.) | The One thing I HATE the most is . . . | Duke's rival team! | 9

10: The Hale- | Mom and Dad | Jalen | Jasmen | 10

11: Jordan Gang | 11

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13: Mom, Diddy, Jasmen, and Jalen! You guys are the best. I don't know what I would do without you guys. You do so much for me and I love you all sooo much. I'll miss you when I get to college but you won't be too far away from Tulsa, thank God :D Don't ever forget how much you mean to me. | 13

14: The | Joi | Jalin | DJ | Tierra | Aunt Bit Bit | Aunt Fe Fe | Aunt Joyelle | 14

15: Jordans | Unk Jamar | Unk Sam and the kids | Daddy :D | Even though I'm not that close to you I still thank God for you guys everyday. I love and miss you all and I wish I could see you more. Daddy, I love you sooo much! I wish you didn't have to go over seas, I worry about you all the time. We hear a ton of stories on the news about soldiers dying and I always ask myself how long it'll be till it's you. But I know that you know what you are doing and you will be fine. | Unk Twan | 15

16: The | Grandma & Pop Pop | Ashley | Aunt Kat and Vince | Aunt Geovona and Unk Jeff | Cuzzos | 16

17: Hales | There are many others but I don't have pictures for them all. I'm not as close with you guys as I would like. We live so far away that it's hard to be close and to have a tight knit relationship. But whenever I visit we always have a great time. I love and miss all of you and I wish we had a closer relationship. | 17

18: The Rush | Paw (R.I.P.) | Morgan | Granny | Cody & Ryan | Hannah | Austin | Bailey | 18

19: Bunch | Karlee | Unk Brady & Unk Bobby | Nikeli | Unk Brian | Aunt Janet | Unk Barry | Jax & Jacob | 19

20: Aunt Beth & Ray | Aunt Keesha & Unk BJ | Wow, there is sooo much to say and so little space to say it in. I absolutely love you all!! Granny, I can't wait for college so that I am closer to you. I can't wait to be closer to all of you. Every time we have an extended weekend I just want to get in the car as early as possible and come down to see you guys. I don't think any College other than Tulsa is right for me because of that. Austin, Hannah, Bailey, and Morgan! You guys are my faves. I know I shouldn't have faves but I can't help it. you guys are awesome and I absolutely love you. I don't have a fave Aunt or Uncle, I love you all just the same. Paw, I miss you soo much and I love you. You're the apple of my eye, and we finally got to go on our trip to Chicago :D | 20

21: My Friends | Jasmen: You are my sister and one of my best friends! I love you so much and we are always laughing and yelling at each other, as sisters should. :D | Jessica & Olivia: You two are my favorite band kids and Juniors! We have had soo many good times, especially with the Big Mac Rap! Being in Marching Band just won't be the same without getting to do that before and after each competition. | 21

22: Marlana: You are my long lost sister! I thank God for you every single day. We are exactly alike, we finish each others sentences, we are bi racial, and we love the same things! | Christian: It all started on the playground in 5th grade and it will never end. We live so far away but we are still really good friends. I'm happy to have a friend like you, and to share so many memories with you. | Colie Cole & Walla: You are two crazy chicks! Colie Cole, we go way back to Freshman year with bball. Those were some amazing times. Walla, we go way back too and you and me are gonna be fightin over Carlos one day! I love you both. You always put a smile on my face and I hope we never stop talkin. | 22

23: Religious Beliefs | I am apart of a youth group at Thanksgiving! Lutheran Church, but I am baptist. I really don't see much of a difference in the two. At Thanksgiving! Lutheran they have Lent services and that is probably the one big difference. | My relationship with God isn't as strong as I would like it to be but I am working hard on it. Going off to College is going to be the biggest challenge, especially since I'm not going to have my friends/accountability partners there with me. But I'll make it through it. | I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4: 13 | 23

24: Philosophical and Motivational Influences | Deontology!! | I believe that I am a Deontologist! I do things because I am supposed to and not always because I want to. It's a duty based Philosophy. | God :D | When I read the bible and I see how much God has done and sacrificed for me I'm motivated to be more like him. Especially when I hear those stories about people who have pretty much died, had an out of body experience and have seen heaven and how magnificent it is. When I am struggling God helps me through it. | 24

25: Points To Ponder | Gay Marriage: | I am a religious person, but I think that Homosexuals should be able to get married. The bible says that Homosexuality is an abomination but when you think about it so is adultery and murder. So when people make the argument that Homosexuality is an abomination then ask them, "If Homosexuals can't get married because of that why can murderers and people who commit adultery get married??" | Segregated Proms: | So I just recently found out that segregated proms still happen! If you do not believe me look up the documentary "Prom Night in Mississippi." It is really true. The bad thing is that the parents that arrange the proms think it's okay and the students just accept it. They say that they want the proms to be integrated but they don't take action. I think that is really messed up. It's freaking 2011 and this is still happening?? Come on now people. | 25

26: Beauty | Music: | I find any size, shape, or form of music beautiful. Music can be understood by everyone. It doesn't matter if you speak another language or have no musical talent at all. Just listening to music brings people closer and I think that is amazing. | 26

27: Love: | Although I am not in love I think it is the most beautiful thing in the world. When I say love I mean true love, not the same thing that girls in high school feel for their boyfriends after two days. True love can inspire the soul. It can make people do incredible things, things they never thought they could have done. I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you | 27

28: Humor | 28

29: lol :P | All of these things that make me laugh hysterically are either TV shows or movies. The only way someone can watch these and not laugh is because they don't get the jokes or just don't want to get them. Most Saturday nights you can find me watching SNL and when I get the chance I watch mad TV and In Living Color. I own almost every Tyler Perry play and movie with Madea in it and I am always laughing no matter what. Anything Martin Lawrence is hilarious. I own all five seasons of Martin and I have seen them all, know them all, and laugh at them all every time I watch them. Cougar Town is a recent show that I started watching about an older woman who is single and starts dating younger men but finally falls for a middle aged man. In the series they have this group of friends called The Cul De Sac Crew where they go around living life in the moment and they do the funniest things. | 29

30: Coat of Arms | 1. What embarrasses me the most is saying or doing something stupid in front of anyone other than my family. 2.If I had a million dollars I would put it in a savings account for the future. I want my kids to have a great education and I want it to go to them. It sounds strange that a teenager is thinking that far ahead into the future but I am. 3. What I want to be is someone that people look up to and want to be like. I want to be well respected, not well liked. Too many people worry about whether people like them, I just want them to respect me. 4. The most important thing to me is family, they are your support system. 5. My greatest personal achievement is getting into college. 6. If I had one year to life and could do anything I would meet Mike krzyzewski and the Duke Basketball team :D | 30

31: Risk Slips | 1. I love to play video games 2. I hate to see or hear anything about UNC 3. Something I do well is playing my instrument (Trombone) 4. I worry about my future 5. I'm happiest when I don't have to get anything done and can just relax 6. I feel saddest when I see Duke lose to UNC 7. I get angry when ignorant people open their mouths 8. When I feel sad I try to hide it from everyone around me 9. I get scared when I think about my future and what I want to do 10. I see myself as a successful woman with a loving family to support me in all that i do 11. I would like to be more less distracted 12. More than anything else I would like to I would like to meet Mike krzyzewski and the Duke Basketball team 13. The best thing about me is my smile 14. The worst thing about me is my body 15. The thing that makes me a good friend is that I listen 16. People can get to me by approaching me in a polite manner 17. People seem to respect me when I am insightful 18. I pretend to be happy with myself image | 31

32: People & | 1. Who gives you a lift? Anyone in Duke apparel, because anything Duke puts a smile on my face!! 2. Who is a good listener? God, because he loves us and wants to be there for us no matter what is going on. 3. Who is the best teacher you ever had? Mr. Werner, I only had him for computer apps but he has been my FBLA adviser for 3 yrs and he has taught me so much. 4. Who has been a big help to you? My parents, if they didn't expect a lot out of me I would not be half the person I am now. 5. What older person do you admire? My grandma (Mom's mom), she is healthy and mobile and she looks great for her age; she is also loving and caring. 6. Who, if the phone were to ring right now, would you want to talk to? Any actor on the cast of Glee!! | 32

33: Places | 7. Where have you been that you would like to go back and spend a week doing just as you wished? Italy!! I loved how lively the people were and I would love to go back and not be under lots of restrictions. 8. Where was it that you last laughed until it hurt? I was watching Martin Lawrence stand up at the Omaha Music Hall last Thursday, enough said. 9. When was it that you last cried? Last night when I read a birthday e-mail my best friend sent me. 10. What place makes you feel like you really belong? On a football field in a Marching Band uniform. 11. Where did you have the nicest meal recently? Red Robin, it wasn't left overs. 12. Where would I like to go and spend the whole day? The beach, I love the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. | 33

34: Some Memorable Events in My Life | 1. When I fell out of a two story window: I was three and It was a nice spring afternoon. It was warm so my mom opened my window and left the screen closed. My friend and I were sitting on my bed, reading and I had finished my book so I went to get another one but the book I wanted was too high on the shelf so I climbed on the window pane. I lost my balance and fell into the screen and I went through it falling two stories onto concrete. I told the doctor that angles pushed me onto the bushes but there were no bushes around. Most of the kids that have been fallen out of two story windows or higher have survived but became paralyzed. I survived with a scratch on my back. I have bad days like everyone else and sometimes I question my faith, but then I think back to that moment in my life and I tell myself that God was there for me then, he is there for me now, and he will be there for me in the future. | 34

35: 2. Going to Europe: The summer of 2008 I went to Europe with the People to People Student Ambassador program and It was amazing. We were there for about a month and we went all over Europe. We started in Paris, France at the Eiffel Tower and ended in Crete! We also had a home stay in Italy where we stayed with families and lived as Italian teens for a week. I would love to go back! 3. Miss America Pageant: When I was younger I danced and my instructors daughter was in the Miss America Pageant so me and my best friend at the time went to Atlantic City with our parents to see the competition. It was a lot of fun. There was a parade where all the Girls in the pageant were on a float and there were other floats as well. It was just fun to get out there and see a Pageant. I always thought that pageants were stupid because it just made girls like me want to be skinny and beautiful and develop some kind of disorder in order to do that but I got a new perspective and that changed my view on the subject. | 35

36: Some of the Special People in My Life | 1. My Mom: My mom is the most influential person in my life. We have been through a lot of things, just me and her, and she is the reason I am who I am today. I don't know what I would do without her. She doesn't pressure me to get a job while I'm going to school like most parents do and she supports me in all that I do. Money has never been an issue for my happiness, at least she has never made it known that it is. I know I don't do much for her, but I'm trying and I will make her so proud of me one day. 2. Mr. Hardin: Mr. Hardin is not that well liked throughout the band and I think the school too, but he means well. He does so much for the band and I don't think the band realizes that. Yeah there are some kids that realize it but a majority of them don't. Mr. Hardin, as he reminds us all the time, is an extremely busy person and is never late to any rehearsal. He is weird sometimes but he is very insightful and is alway swilling to help us and talk to us about everything. I am glad that I was fortunate enough to have him as a band director. He has made me the best musician I could possibly be. | 36

37: 3. God: Aside from my mom God is the one person I can count on to have my back whenever I am in need. He listens, and he tells me the truth. The bible may say "ask and you shall receive" but when you pray for something sometimes the answer is no or not right now. He doesn't sugar coat anything, and if you do right by him you will reap the benefits. You will have some times in your life when you are feeling low and you ask yourself "why would God let this happen?" Those things happen because he's testing us, like he did with Job. Satan challenged God's influence on human beings so God tested his most faithful servant Job and took everything away from him and caused him great pain but Job never denounced God, and God in return gave him eternal life. God gives me breath every morning and he has saved my life so I think it's safe to say that he is a very special person in my life. | 37

38: School Activities | I play Trombone in the band, I got involved with band in 6th grade, and I started playing because I thought it would be cool to do something not many people do | I am VP of the FBLA chapter, I have been involved with FBLA for four years and I joined because I wanted to get involved in the school and make new friends. | I was a guard on the basketball team freshman year, basketball was my favorite sport and I was good at it so I joined the team. | 38

39: Awards, Recognitions, and Honors | Band Key award: I have won three, you get points for everything you do in the band and if the points add up to 400 then you get a band key. Most Improved Most Reliable Best Rebounder Most Outstanding Player On-on-One Champion Elected as FBLA officer 4 years in a row Inducted into NHS and Tri-M | 39

40: Vacations | 2008, Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Deadwood | 2001, Disney Land, MGM studios | 2005, Niagra Falls | 40

41: Hobbies | Playing the Trombone, I signed up for band in 6th grade, I can get lost in the music. | Reading, my mom read to me every night all the time and it just became a habit, I can get lost in my imagination. | Listening to music, I've been doing this forever, music can inspire, it can change your mood, and it can help you cope with whatever is going on. | 41

42: Pets | Harley: 4 yrs old; acts like an old bitter man; every time we show Rome any attention Harley growls and barks at us. | Rome: 6 yrs old; thinks he is still a small puppy and is always sitting on top of you; he answers to everyone's name. | 42

43: Original Artwork | Confusion, 11th Grade | Tasty Flap Jacks, 11th Grade | Headache, 11th Grade | Valentines Day, 11th Grade | I Got 99 Problems But My Kicks Ain't One, 11th Grade | 43

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  • Title: My Book of Reflection, Inspiration, and Motivation
  • My required special psychology project reflecting on myself and what inspires and motives me.
  • Tags: inspiration, motivation, psychology, reflection
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