Saturday, November 24, 2012

To- Done List for Thanksgving Break

As my to-do list piles up, I need to be grateful for my to-done list for this long weekend.

1. Visit Dad at Firehouse and marvel at his and the rest of the firefighters' Movember mustaches.
2. Laundry
3. Watch CJ (little brother) kill it at the emcee at Pep Rally.
4. Watch CJ cheer the Sheehan Powder Puff team to victory against Lyman Hall.
5. Eat delicious 6 foot sub with family and friends after game.
6. Laundry
7. Enjoy Macy's Parade and sing along with broadway songs.
8. Eat embarrassing proportions at Thanksgiving dinner with Bachmann side of family.
9. Go to get CJ an xbox at an ungodly hour on Black Friday.
10. Indulge in second Thanksgiving dinner with Murray side of family.
11. Catch up with high school friends at Panera.
12. Curl Dani's hair for party.
13. Catch up with Amy and Aunt Laurie and go on and on about placement.
14. Go see Lincoln with Dad and CJ.
15. Laundry

Note the lack of homework done over break, I will pay for this tomorrow and the rest of the week. Hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving break filled as much love, laughter and thanks as mine had.

Now a sprint to the finish for the last couple of weeks of the semester.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Athletic Extras

Being a Saint Micael’s College athlete means more than just practicing and games.  We also are lucky enough to also have opportunities to participate in many comunity service activities as well as seeing a life skills speaker each year. 

A couple of weeks ago, my team and I participated in the Breast Cancer walk in South Burlington. The walk is called Taking Strides Against Breast Cancer and it was a great day.  The walk is five miles, and it was five miles well spent.  The softball team was joined by the men’s and women’s lacrosse team, the women’s hockey team, the women’s basketball team, and the field hockey team for this special event.  Below are two pictures, the first is a team picture with our sign, and the next is a picture of me, Stephanie Frank, Lindsay Houston, and Bethany Falls dancing with Mike the Knight. 

Another opportunity we are lucky to take advantage of as Athletes here is our annual Life Skills Event.  Every year, it is a night for all of the studen-athletes to get together and learn something.  This year, we were privileged to see a presentation by Hudson Taylor.  Asking Hudson Taylor to speak was an idea of our Athletic Department inspired by the Purple Knight’s It Gets Better Video.

The presentation was inspiring and reminded me and my teammates that what we say matters.  Hudson Taylor is the founder of the Athlete Ally non-profit organization and he spoke to us about reaching out to our fellow athletes, especially LGBT athletes. You can check out Hudson Taylor on Twitter as well, @hudsonism.  He did a great job speaking to us.

Being an athlete in college can be busy and stressful, but I am lucky to have a team to do it with.  I am also lucky that my athletic department is active in our community and wants the best for each of us. 

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