Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Long Weekend

Back to work after a long weekend. We have been having a lot of rain lately and it seemed to rain the whole weekend. My great aunt got married over the weekend, and it was a little chilly but was nice for that one afternoon... and her wedding was outside so it worked out great! I played in a rugby tournament on the weekend as well (first time I have played a full 15's game since grade 12) and the weather would go from freezing cold to sunny to rainy all day. At on point my hands were so cold I could not grasp a jersey, and at another it was so hot you could barely breathe! Weird weather for May!

Here's a little pic from the weekend rugby tournament...Realized how much I miss playing!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Home for the Summer

So, guess it took a little longer then I initially expected to update the blog, ha! A lot has gone on throughout this time, obviously I guess, seeing how it was a year! Here's a quick update on what has gone on... I just got home from university, once again. Home for the summer and working the same job I have been working for the last two years. Recreation Director. The job can have its ups and downs. Kids are great to work with but the registrations, uniforms, and organising the coaches is the arduous part. It's good for now, but not what I would want to do for the rest of my life.
I transferred universities this year and although it wasn't easy to do at first, I think it was one of the better decisions I've made since graduating high school. Since I transferred, I also played for a different ball team. Not only were we a better team then the previous team I played for, but I felt I had a much better head coach who cared for every single one of us on the team. I do miss my old school, but am happy that I am able to continue playing ball!
Anyway, I am at work...just on a break, so should get back to working! More posts to come!

P.S. I am travelling away for a rugby tournament tomorrow...first time playing a full game in three years! Had to share since I cannot explain how excited I am for it!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Catching up/ Blog Change

I haven’t posted in a while. I finished school over a month ago and haven’t had the time or ambition to write posts. Also I don’t have high speed where I live, believe it or not. We can’t get it here and the adapter thing that the company recommends is not worth the money…it’s almost just as slow as the dial up! I don’t even go on our internet any more (the luxury of having it at school spoiled me), just use my phone...which picks up the American border  in many parts of our house sooo sometimes can’t even do that at home.

Anyways, I have decided to change the theme of my blog. I’m changing it to experiences I have/have had in my own life, and anything that interests me I decide to write about. Same old thing... just new topics/theme. Easier to write!

I plan to get caught up on everyone’s blogs very soon!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Quote of the day

"Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about."  - Rick Astley

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Shoot For The Cure

This post is courtesy of one of my teammates. It was just before our "think pink" weekend where our basketball, hockey and volleyball teams played a couple home games and tried to raise as much money as we could for breast cancer. All the schools do it every year:

Shoot For The Cure

The minute I walked into the gym for the first time I had 15 new friends. That’s just the way it works on a team. I don’t get along with all of them all of the time, but we were brought together by something bigger than any one of us. Team. It’s just one of those things that binds people on a deeper level. It brings together people who might otherwise never be friends and shows them where they have common ground.

There are other things that connect us on a much bigger scale, things that, unlike my team, don’t give me warm feelings. Cancer. It’s touched every single person on my team. We’ve all been affected by it, but we’re not unusual. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, 487 people are diagnosed with some form of cancer on an average day.

As I write this I can’t help but think of the people who I’ve lost, and the pain I’ve seen others go through.Much like a team, the hardships faced when dealing with illness bind people together.

Over the course of the season every women’s basketball team in the league hosts Shoot for the Cure in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Forty-three teams thread pink laces through the eyes of their Pro-Models, pull pink socks up to their knees and tie their braids with pink elastics. We sell t-shirts and raffle tickets, we volunteer our time and cut our hair. We allow the pain that has brought us together to inspire us to be better. Last year, there was a cheque presented for $104,763 to the CBCF. Every dollar donated was a step towards research that could change people’s lives.

This year, we’re going all out. Our athletic therapist, and another girl on the team, are each cutting their hair and donating it to make wigs for cancer patients. Coach (whose hair isn’t quite long enough for a wig) is dying his pink. There are some awesome raffle prizes, 50/50 draws, and sweet pink VReds gear for sale. Oh yeah, and we also get to go head-to-head against our rivals who gave us two great games earlier this season. 

And why do we do this? Because, right now, someone is being told by their doctor that they have a long road ahead. We all do things we don’t want to do. We put our noses to the grindstone and we go to work, but some battles are bigger than others. Some battles can’t be fought alone. And those are the ones where a team becomes more than five, more than fifteen. Those are the ones where a team becomes a community. No one wants to watch a 40-point blowout, but right now cancer is kicking our butts. We wanted to come out that weekend and help us bring together our community in joy and celebration of life and in of the beauty of a fair battle.