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Hi! I am Guadalupe Ortiz and this is Guadalupe Talks. This month I got a few advice questions from my fellow students. I love giving out advice to those in need of it. Sometimes people just need help in life, and that is perfectly fine. Life is not always easy, so it’s great to ask for help!

Dear Guadalupe,

What do you do if somebody wants to have a piece of art you created, but you can’t bear to part with any of it?

Pip S.

Dear Pip S,

Well, if it is personal and means something to you, why give it away? If it’s personal enough to make you smile or feel whole, you should keep it. To give it away is like giving a part of you to that person. The easiest answer is “no.” Don’t give something away that feels like home, especially not if it brings back memories you want to have again. Art is someone’s feelings expressed into a drawing or painting, and because it is your feelings, it can bring back the memory of why you drew it. Memories are something you want to keep forever, so just keep the art if it means so much to you.

I know saying no isn’t the easiest thing to say, but you have to do what you got to do. Sometimes people won’t like your answer, but that’s ok. You’re allowed to have your opinion and decline this request. Maybe you could offer to make them something else instead that means less to you.

Dear Guadalupe,

With homework usually equaling only around 10% of your final grade, is it really worth finishing it if you are constantly missing out on sleep?

Zoe

Dear Zoe,

I feel like it honestly depends on your grade, like whether you are failing or not. If you are failing, it is really important to do the homework to get your grade up. If you want to keep an A, well then do the homework, because you never know if a test or quiz could bring your grade down. Although, really it is always good to do homework, because high school grades are ones that actually count towards future scholarships and college applications. So even though homework isn’t a big part, it’s always good to have higher grades. Maybe work on scheduling your activities and homework so you have enough time to do them both, and skip the time on Facebook.

Dear Guadalupe,

If you are stuck at an obstacle in life, what would you do? Do you have people to help you?

Sherman Wallaby Way

Dear P. Sherman Wallaby Way,

Sometimes obstacles are hard to overcome, I know that much. Sometimes you just need a little boost to get over any obstacle. Being around people with whom you are comfortable, or even with whom you have a strong connection can help you to be able to get past the obstacle. I know it takes a while to get past anything, but as long as you don’t give up and keep moving you’ll make it there eventually. No matter how long anything takes to get, you always have to keep trying to get it. So don’t give up, and smile.

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