Pre – Field Studies

          Getting out of your comfort zone can be really hard. Something that makes me nervous is going camping.  My family takes you backpacking in the mountains when you are 16 if you would like to. To get out of my comfort zone I am going to go.  I will feel proud and more confident because I will know that I did something that I didn’t think I could do. It is important to get out of your comfort zone so you can learn, try new things. Before I moved to Japan, I was not very resilient. I know this because I would not do anything out of my comfort zone. But now, after coming to a foreign country, learning a new language, and starting at a new school, I have become much more resilient because I never would have thought I could move and start a new school in a foreign country.  I feel more confident in everything I do. Before going through this hard challenge and getting WAY out of my comfort zone, I never would have gone on a week long field trip in a country I had only lived in for not even 4 months.

I am excited to get out of my comfort zone and enjoy the outdoors with my friends


Have you ever seen a movie with a stupid popular girl and a smart nerdy girl? These are stereotypes. A stereotype is a personality or a certain way people think that particular kind of person acts. Not every popular is stupid with her group of girls and not every smart girl is nerdy. But a stereotype can be useful while in a play or a movie so the observers can tell what kind of person they are trying to be. How can you tell if the character is popular if they don’t have a “posse” of stupid girls with them?  But you can’t ‘judge a book by its cover’ because who know, maybe that nerdy girl is really pretty and maybe that bully is going through some rough stuff at home. Stereotypes can be useful but you have to be careful with them