Adored and loved by most all
Not when her actions fall
The leaves falling to the ground
cool wind blows though the town
before the snow will found
Soon the snow will hide the grass
Sitting next to a fire so hot it could melt brass
for christmas night is here at last
soon the presents will be unveiled
santa clause's mission prevailed
for the kids, what will the day entail
Success is not built on success. It's built on failure. It's built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. ~Sumner Redstone
When people get frustrated, then get angry. When people get angry, they fight people on the other team. When people fight the other team, they get thrown out. When people get thrown out, we have less players. When we have less players, we lose.
Since my hockey season started, almost three weeks ago, we have yet to win a game and we have only scored one goal. After the game today we are 0 and 4 to start the season. Some of you might just say that we are bad but we have a deeper frustration that is getting in the head of all of are players.
From the start were missing some players due to a broken wrist and many other injuries. So we only had a little more than two full lines of players and this is pushing the lower limits of the amount of players we need to play. To add to this, in the first game one of are players broke his collarbone so he is out for the season. So going into this weekend we were not sure what we were going to do but one player that could not make it for the first two games came to this one. Unfortunately this only brings us back up to two lines for another player could not make it to the game. In the first period of the game we played well and were out playing the other team and we were up by a goal, but just at the beginning of the second period a defenseman made one of the best hits I have ever seen. We thought it was a good, clean hit but the ref's said that it was a misconduct and threw him out of the game. If you thought that was not enough, a second defensemen hurt his wrist so he was out of the game. This meant the we were down a significant amount of players and this ultimately made us get tired out and we lost the game.
In the second game of the weekend we were missing 2 players from the game the day before as mentioned above. Again to nobody's surprise we went up in the first period and we got tired because of a short bench. As you probably realised from the beginning of this story, two people on my team started a fight with the other team. Now what the other team was doing is worthy of starting a fight if starting a fight was ever excused. Both of these players got thrown out of the game and got suspended for the next game. With the short bench we can not afford to lose more players so we lost that game and this puts us in a extremely tough position for the next game. And that is the exact reason why we got frustrated in the beginning.
I hope that you read all the way though my rant about hockey games and if you could take one piece of advice from this it is that getting frustrated will do nothing for your cause and it will only hurt it. Just keep a level head an move on.
As all of you know this year Fenn has asked us to get an Ipad to work on instead of the computers that they have in a laptop cart. I will be going through the pros and cons and how I have grown to like the Ipad more and more.
Last spring when the teachers said that we (all the students) would have to get an Ipad to use at school the next year I was not happy because I would rather work on a computer than an ipad. And since 9th graders get tablets anyways I felt like it was a downgrade. The reason why I would rather work on a computer is because a computer has a full operating system so there are more options and I felt like I would have a hard time typing on an ipad. But there was no saying no because that was the decision of the school. Over the summer I got my Ipad so I had a bit of time to use it and get used to typing with it but I still wanted to type on a real keyboard. But all my skepticism went away on the first day of using the Ipads.
To me the real thing that changed my view on the Ipads was that all the apps could export documents and PDF's to other apps so you could type something in Pages, then annotate it in Notability then upload it to your Weebly, and since we all are using Ipads sharing is as easy as clicking two buttons and just like that the document appears on you friends Ipad. This amount of compatibility is amazing and as I use my Ipad more and more I will get more adapt with using it and I will grow to love it more that a standard laptop that I have been using for years.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fear of heights. On an everyday basis you vary rarely have to come in contact with it, But it haunts most of the people that have to face it. This is why so many people are afraid of heights, they only have to face it once maybe twice a year, so they just put it off to the side. But some people go above and beyond and conquer there fear of heights and I can tell you from personal experience it is a extremely rewarding experience. but evan if you want to over come it most people don't know how.
As all of you know, one of the big parts of caribou was the high robes course. Well it was a good time and we all had a blast doing it. Many people were afraid to do the rock wall or the high wires. Some people did it anyways, which it great, but others did not. My goal is to convince you, the reader, to go out and do something that you are afraid to do.
Now let me tell you about what I did to overcome my fear. When I was younger I went to a day summer camp and at that camp they had a ropes course and we would go on it almost every other day. So you might think that that would make me not afraid of heights. Unfortunately back then I was so afraid to do anything that I would almost never do any of the challenges at the ropes course so my fear never went away. This fear carried with me all throughout my life and whenever I would have to go on a ropes course I would not do all the challenges and be reluctant to even do some of the easy ones. So going into this trip I expected myself to do the same thing as always and just do one or two of the easiest challenges, but for some reason I just did not think about my fear and just overcame it and did all the challenges that I could. Now the fear did not go away, it still is part of my life but I have learned to not think about it and just to do anything and everything that I can, even if I am afraid. At the end of the trip I felt so good about myself and I thought that all of the challenges that I did were awesome, rewarding and fun.
So my plead to you is to try something that you are afraid and just do think about your fear; just put one foot in front of the other figuratively and literally; Just think step by step and don't look down.
Wind blowing in you face; bobbing up and down over the calm waves, this is what is feels like when you are sailing. Over the summer for the past four years I have been going to a sleep-away summer camp out in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Although there are endless amounts of memories that I could talk about over my 4 years at camp I will explain how I grew to love sailing and how camp made me pursue that passion.
If any of you have been sailing, there is nothing like the feeling of flying on the water on a strong, windy day, holding the main sheet in one hand and the tiller in the other. Perhaps this feeling is why from the first day of camp 4 years ago, I got hooked on it and I decided that I would want to pursue my new found passion of sailing. But sailing at camp was not the first time that I have ever sailed. In fact, ever since I was young I have been sailing with my uncle up and in Maine. But when I was there I very rarely got to skipper the boat (drive it), I would just be part of the crew. Well this was fun and I always wanted to sail more, just helping out was not enough. When I got to camp I was excited to captain my own boat because all those years I have been watching my uncle and picking up all the tricks of the trade and I was ready to sail all on my own.
I am so thankful that I had the wonderful opportunity to go to summer camp because it gave me the chance to develop new skills and help support me in pursuing a passion that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.