Friday, 27 January 2012


As I mentioned in my first blog post I am involved in a lot of activities from skiing to guiding. They take up pretty much every day in the week excpet Friday. Friday is my one day to do my hobbies, work on school work harder than other days, go out with friends and whatever else needs to be done. So in case you don't remember below is the list of my activities.
  • Art Club
  • Debate Club
  • Guiding
  • Interact Club
  • Junior Achievement
  • Peace and Justice Club
  • Ski Team
  • Yearbook Club
Every Wednesday I head over to the local art gallery to participate in Art Club. I can't say I am particularly great at creating art, but I love to learn. As well, I have been raised to spend time in art galleries as it is a large part of our family. Due to this program I have been exhibited in the art gallery and earned a greater appreciation for an artists work. It is great to walk in each unsure of what exactly will happen and what will be created by the end of the session. It is both a rewarding and intersting pursuit.

Next up is debating club. This is something I started this year and have enjoyed quite a bit. It has definitely been quite the challange as it has caused me to come out of my shell and start public speaking without preparation. Last week was my second time ever debating and it went a whole lot better than the first. Hopefully as this progresses I will become better at debating.As well, debating may leed to even greater opportunities which would be quite exciting.

On every second Monday I join young woman from three different schools as we come together for Rnagers (a section of Guiding).Within this group we do all sort of different activities from volunteering to hanging out to learning how to knit. It is really a chance for each one of us to enjoy an hour and half without any boys or men in the area. I have been in guiding since I was kinderhgartden and thus have gotten quite involved within Guiding. Last year I joined the Ranger Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, after my friend suggested it, as the Eastern Coordinator. It has been quite the experience to meet these girls from across the the provincial and help in creating an experience for the Rangers of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Interact club is the next one. I started this last year and was voted in to be secretary this year. This is one the activities that I do during the week that involves a lot of volunteering. Nearly the whole year is spent raising awarness and money for different causes wether it be in the community, or around the globe. It is great to know that each week I am making a difference just by being involved in clubs such as this one.

Next is Junior Achievement, which I devote three hours a week doing. In Junior Achievement or JA we get together in groups and create a product. With this product, we aim to break-even and earn money. Many years that is not the case, but we try hard either way. This year I was voted in as president of my company. I enjoy learning how a business is run and why certain ventures are so important. Along with actually going to Junior Achievement each week, I have also had a couple of volunteer opportunities. Once I was on a panel discussing youth and employment. I also recieved the opportunity to announce the Business Hall of Fame inductees. This activities is not only fun and entertaining, but challenging and rewarding, just a few of the things that go into enjoy an activity to its upmost.

Another activity very close to me is the Peace and Justice club at my school. It is much the same as the interact club except that there is a very different group of people. This is my second year on Peace and Justice, and I decided to join it as it looked like a great chance to help those around the world. It has been exactly that! Each week I help my club achieve stupendous goals that reach around the world and back. As part of the executive this year I have had the opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge of what goes into running a club. It is one of my favorite activities of all of them.

My VERY favorite activity would be skiing. I have skied for many years now, 4 of which on the team. Each week I look forward to my ski training and seeing the ski team. It is a community unlike any I have seen before. I started skiing when I was quite small and living in Norway. Unfortunately there was a three and a half year break inbetween where I didn't ski thus I have had to relearn how. Everything about skiing appeals to me, the people, the activity itself, the fact that you don't get sweaty like running, everything!

The final activity that I do in my jam packed week is Yearbook club. This is my first year in Yearbook, and so far I am quite enjoying it. I has given me a chance to learn how to design pages and create a yearbook. I started this activity due to the fact that I was interested in the design process and how it all worked. It is definitely something I will keep doing as it is quite intersting.

Above are all my activities. Now these have deratically changed over the years. A few of the activities I used to do, but don't anymore are ballet, piano and cheerleading. These are the ones I have kept up as they are the one I have found most interesting. Who knows next year it might be completely different.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Natalie Warne

This is one of the MOST inspirational talks I have ever seen in my life. A few months ago I was shown this in my Peace and Justice Club. I was blown away by the power that this young lady could portray through her voice. What she was talking about in this video, being young and making an impact hit home for me. So many times I have seen my friends or others turn down a prospect due to the fact that someone had said it was too high a goal to reach or something of that nature, but that is not true. Look at so many kids in this world, they are doing incredible things. So often adults say "well you have so many more oppurtunities than us." Do you know they reason for that? IT's because we created these opportunities. Each day, each move we make we are creating opportunities for ourselves and for others around us. So don't ever believe that just because you are young you can't make a difference. We are making a difference ever step we take.

All About Me

Welcome new comers to my blog called Leadership101. My name is Holly and this is the third blog in which I write. My most in depth one is at It talks all about my goals and achieving them throughout my lifetime. So who am I? I am a high school student heavily involved in activities both within my school and outside of school. I am on a ski team, I do art club, debate club, Yearbook club, Junior Achievement (in which I am president), Peace and Justice club (in which I am part of the executive), Interact club (in which I am the secretary), and Guiding provincially and within my town. Along with all that I aim for high marks and good grades as well do some hobbies some of which include hiking, kayaking and sewing. In the future I aim to be an archaeologist travelling the world to help out with digs. And if all that isn't enough I LOVE VOLUNTEERING!!!

I can't really remember how it started, but for as long as I have known I have loved to help others and have had fun doing it. It's just who I am. Throughout my city I do all sorts of volunteering, whether it's cleaning up around the park or just emptying the recycling bins at school. There is nothing like volunteering in my life. At this moment you are probably sitting at your desk wondering how on earth volunteering could mean so much to me. Well it's simple, I enjoy it more than anything else I do in my life and I feel as if my life would be incomplete without volunteering. As I said above, it's just who I am. Pretty much all of my volunteering in some way links back to my core group of activities. For example I teach Jackrabbits how to ski at the Avalon Nordic Ski Club, which links back to being on my ski team. Thankfully I will not be writing all my volunteering out as that would at least go on for a page, but you get the idea from skiing.

I am a loving, caring person who sometimes cares what other people think. I believe that hard work and determination are the keys to success. I admit I am an excellent procrastinator, but that is something I have been working on and hopefully will stop eventually. We have one life so we must live it to it's fullest is how I live my life. Finally, I will leave you with a quote that represent me to the utmost degree.

"You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no. You have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away."

This is me!