Hello! I'm Ula. It's not pronounced Uh-la or You-la, although I get those variations a lot. It's Oo-la. Think Oo-la-la without the extra "la" and you've got it. Wow. I just spent a significant amount of time telling you how to pronounce my name, didn't I?
I met Meara at the cancer clinic where her mother is being treated. She's one of my best friends, and I'm so glad I know her. Things are tough for her right now. I'm trying to be a supportive friend. I think our friendship helps her keep her mind off her mom and worrying about her mom's illness.
I was asked to share something personal with you. One of the things that makes me unique is that I really, really liked the 1960's - the clothes, the music, tie-dye, and the message of peace and love. I tend to dress like someone stuck in the 60's, preferring faded bell bottom jeans and Jimmy Hendrix T-shirts to the clothes that Meara's friends wear. I don't go to high school. My parents preferred to homeschool me. I guess I don't really have to worry about what the other kids say, not that I would worry anyway. I think it's quite fine for everyone to have a style that is uniquely theirs.
If you're keeping track, then you realize there is now only a month to go! Then, you can read Meara's story, and meet me and the others. Not much time left now, is there?
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