“It’s not the project of any one person. America is what we make of it. And we only need to look at this cast—performing in front of George and Martha—to know that…our founders couldn’t have dreamt up the future that they set in motion. And it’s only by exercising their greatest gift to us—the gift of citizenship—that we keep our democracy alive, and continue the work of creating that more perfect union.”—President Obama at a performance of Hamilton.
July 30th I was blessed with the opportunity to see the greatest Broadway show I’ve ever seen! The show was amazing. I replay ever minute of it at any chance I get. Afterwards we stayed at the stagedoor and got autographs from Rory, Javier, Sydney, and Chris!!! My mom and sister were so impressed with how patient and kind and happy to sign programs/take selfies each of them were, and I think that’s really cool. I am so thankful for this weekend which I will never forget. (Shoutout to my mom for the amazing Christmas gift of tickets!❤️)
About a year ago I posted this about how all my favourite heroines had signature necklaces. Anyway, as I finally finished the Percy Jackson books, here is an updated version and in light of the addition of Annabeth (and all those beads) this version is in colour!
Hey everyone! So I want to follow some more blogs because my dash could use some variety. So if you post in any of the fandoms below, like/reblog and I’ll check out your blog! And if you want to follow me, no objections here :)
January 26th 1788: First Fleet arrives in Australia
this day in 1788, the British First Fleet, led by Captain Arthur
Phillip, sailed into Port Jackson, Australia. The New South Wales region
of Australia had been ‘discovered’ by Captain James Cook in 1770, but
the first attempt to settle the area came a few years later. The Fleet
of 11 ships carried 1,500 convicts and settlers on the arduous, 252 day
journey from England. On January 26th they sailed into Port Jackson and
found it to be perfect conditions for settlement. Philip named the site
Sydney Cove after the British Home Secretary Lord Sydney. Port Jackson
is now Sydney Harbour, home to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and
Opera House. Initial relations with indigenous people were amicable,
however, conflict soon began and there was increasing encroachment on
indigenous lands by European settlers. While this day is commonly
celebrated as Australia Day, it has also become symbolic of the adverse
affects of British colonisation on the native population; it is thus
also remembered as ‘Survival Day’ or 'Invasion Day’.
“How grand is the prospect which lies before this youthful nation!” - Arthur Phillip