I am a girl of many things; I am a girl of sorrows; I am a girl of laughs, but most of all, I am a girl of curiosity. I am curious of the world around me, of the world I live in. I wonder how my younger brother will be when he grows up; I wonder if my older brother will get a bigger house to live in; I wonder if my mother will ever learn to be happy again. My life is filled with ups and downs but I always manage to pull myself out of the dark and into the light. My frown is never permanent for my loved ones always turn it upside down. This rollercoaster that I call my life is crazy, but I’m just enjoying the ride while I can. January 11, 2017
Graciela Martinez-Chavez is a sophomore at Redwood High School in Visalia, CA. She has been an attender at Visalia Friends Meeting and a camper at Ben Lomond Quaker Center and Quaker Oaks Farm.