Hope you are all doing well! I was actually supposed to post this a few days ago, but things were pretty hectic with work and getting ready for yesterday and Thanksgiving tomorrow, that I didn’t have time to edit everything. But, here it is! Today’s post will just be a little update on the blog and a little on my life.
It’s been one week since our season ended, and two weeks since our last home stand, that I’m already missing the loud atmosphere at Rogers Centre. It’s so quite now, that we’re blasting music to get through the work day. I obviously have a countdown on my phone and Mac, and for those wondering, there’s 172 days till our home opener! AHHHHHHHHHH!! Okay, more like 172 days, 1 hour and 28 minutes and 44 seconds as I type this out if we want to be precise 😉 172 days till Rogers Centre is back to being filled with a sea of blue, white (maybe red? Superstitions?) Toronto Blue Jays jerseys and apparel. 172 days till the Blue Jays family are reunited once again (hopefully everyone comes back!) 172 days till Blue Jays way is nothing but a herd of Blue Jays fans. 172 days till the players come back to win our quest for another World Series. 172 days till of making new memories. I can’t for March 29!
2017, my entire life was ALL baseball. It’s October and it’s still about baseball. (Sidenote – Did you guys watch the wild card games? WOW. Just WOW). Now, that I have a little spare time in my schedule, I have started to plan a trip with my friends. I do an annual girls trip with my friends just to getaway from all the craziness in this world and spend time with each other. We all lead very hectic lives and can’t always see each other everyday, so this is something we do to reunite and chill.
If you guys have any Girls Trip Ideas, please send them my way!
Now that it’s off season and I have some spare time, I started planning the rest of 2017 and 2018 out. For the blog, I made a posting schedule and started working on more posts that I will schedule to post for future dates. As for ninetyfour87 clothing line, I was working on some more sketches for the line on my off day, AND I AM SO EXCITED!! I can’t wait for it to come to life, and share my designs with everyone! I hope to launch sometime in 2020/2021.
Meanwhile, with everything that has been going on in the world, it made me want to start Better for Tomorrow sooner than later. I thought about why I wanted to start a charity. I didn’t want it for praise or attention. I know that I wanted to start Better for Tomorrow to help others. I know that I am only one person and that I won’t be able to change and help everyone, but I hope that by starting Better for Tomorrow, it inspires other people to help others and give back. Growing up, I never had to worry much about life. I never had to worry when my next meal was, I never had to worry about how I would able to afford simple life necessities etc. Now, that I’m older, I want to do more, and give more. I want to do my part to make the world a safer and better place. I hope to grow Better for Tomorrow in Toronto, other cities and then world wide.
Last, but not least, as for my academics, I still plan on being a doctor but I am still torn whether to pursue MD, PhD, or both. If I were to continue to pursue getting an MD, I would want to become a Sports Medicine Physician and work for a Sports team (hopefully in Toronto) or a Neurosurgeon. If I were to pursue getting a PhD, I would want to become a Neuropsychologist or become a Cancer or Alzheimer’s Researcher. I’m still torn, I’m still taking classes, I’m still trying to figure it all out. At the end of the day, whatever I choose, I know that I’ll be helping and saving a life, and that’s all that matters.
In the future, I’ll be posting part one of the Toronto Guide I made. I split into different parts: my favourite things to do in the city/GTA, where to eat, where to shop, where to hang out etc. I’m going to make a PDF version in the future, so that if you are coming to visit Toronto, it’ll be handy and you don’t have to waste data! I also started working on a Career Series, and I’ve already started working on a project for December! I can’t wait to share it with everyone!!
It’s finally fall. Cold weather is coming. Okay, well not right now exactly in Toronto, but it will be chilly in a few weeks. While we’re all warm and toasty in the comfort of our homes, let’s not forget about the homeless who are (or will be) freezing. Donate or give your old clothes like sweaters, coats, boots etc. to a homeless shelter or if you see them on the street, give it to them. Donate canned goods. Donate books. Donate whatever you can. I’m sure they will appreciate the kind gesture.
When you wake up, you don’t expect to wake up to horrible news. Waking up Monday morning, I was so sad to hear that there was another mass shooting in America. I did not know anyone personally, but you can’t help but feel sad, angry, and sympathy for all the victims. You’re sad and angry because it happened again. It keeps happening and you just want it to stop. You are sick and tired of hearing all these horrible acts of crimes happening in this world. You’re sad and angry that people can’t just live happy and peaceful lives. You also have the right to question “why?” or “how?” Why would someone commit such a hateful act? How could someone do something like this? While there’s not much we can do except donate to victims funds and pray for the victims and their families, and pray for this world, and pray that it doesn’t happen again, please don’t lose hope that there are still good people on this earth. Not everyone in this world is awful. Not everyone is ignorant and close minded. Also, if you are in the Vegas area or know someone in the area, hospitals still need blood. It’s easy, not painful, and you get to help save a life!
I was at work when I saw a video of Cam Newton laughing at a question from Jourdan Rodrigue (yes, I’ve heard and seen what she said and did in the past. Disappointing), a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer. She asked about embracing routes to which Newton laugh and responded, “it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like…. it’s funny.” I’m not a reporter. I don’t work in front of a camera for the Blue Jays like Hazel. My position does not require me to work in front of a camera or media, but I do work for a Professional Sports Team. I did not find his comment or laugh amusing. I did not understand how a question about routes is funny. She was doing her job. There was no reason for him to laugh at her, laugh at her question, or judge her knowledge. Females working in the sports industry are expected to know the sport they work in, the same goes for males working in the industry. They NEED and HAVE TO HAVE a working knowledge in order to their job. By him laughing at her question, he undermined her as a person and as a professional. Thankfully, he has since apologized. I will admit, I was disappointed he made that comment, but this was a learning curve for him and for everyone. Do not tell someone how to do their job. They are the professionals. They know what they are doing. I also don’t think it’s right to question females about their sports knowledge. Believe it or not, there are girls in this world that go to games, follow and love the sport. We love and are passionate about sports. There are still females out there that don’t go to games to pick up a player, for instagram pictures etc. Think before you speak. It’s really not that hard.
And finally, Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I hope everyone gets to spend time with their loved ones!
2017 has been a great year so far. I am so thankful for everything. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for loved ones in my life. I am thankful for the love in my life. I am thankful for the kindness and support in my life. I am thankful for my home. I am thankful for God. I am thankful for my pets. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in sports. I am thankful for people I have met this year. I am thankful for all the memories made so far. I am thankful for Pizza and Chipotle 😉 I am thankful for people who are still trying to do good in this world. I am thankful of people who don’t give up. And last, but not least, I’m thankful for you for reading my little space on the internet. Thank you, thank you, thank you!