Archive for the ‘Getting a 2-1 at university’ Category

Losing & Scoring
March 11, 2013

Been busy with the life.

I have read another book which was okay not as good as others I have read recently. Book 17 now going to be started. I spent yesterday downloading new FREE books on itunes. I’m a poor student so I need them to be free.

I have been tackling my university work recently because I have over 5 assignments on the go at the minute. Some are going better than others.

My new car is amazing, It’s sporty and silver and all mine whoop. My partner is jealous which suits me haha. My partners car is bright orange and has a growing sticker collection. Latest sticker is “LIKE IT”. In my eyes this is pretty lame but if it keep em happy that is fine with me.

Basketball wise I made 4 points in less than 2 minutes in my last game. I made 6 rebounds and I’m feeling good about basketball, next year is going to be harder seeing as 3 of our starters are leaving so hopefully I will get more playing time in my final year. Loads of my mates are doing camp america this year i wish i was younger again so I could go and do this too. Being older does hold you back in someways but I won’t let this stop me. I’m doing a summer school of my own and I am going to make it as fun and active as possible.

I’ve been having a lot of comments lately about how much weight I’ve lost which is my goal, I am going to see my diet lady soon to get the low down on how much I’ve lost. I’m hoping to be losing and not gaining. we shall see tho.

Remember there is only one rule SMILE!!!

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Sport Junkie
February 9, 2013

Today was a productive day I am currently half way through book number 13. I shall name this book if it continues to take my feelings on a journey. I have started my work for university with planning. I’m hoping my mentor at university will help me with the structure of the essays I have written. Weaknesses of mine is writing as my thoughts can never make it to the page fast enough. When writing my novel it’s different. I feel and control the words I write in the novel, with an essay though I control some aspects of it not all. In the two essays I am writing about a subject I do care about. Gender in sport and how promotion of health and exercise should be a whole school approach. I support ideas to improve both.

Talking about my teams I am looking forward to watch the Knicks tonight, Melo is on fire at the minute and the bench is strong. All I can say is bring it on Clippers. Leeds United left me felling all over the place after a draw, I hope Leeds can try and make a push for promotion (Doubtful though). I am still flying high about the Baltimore Ravens though, just wondering what will happen now with the team having to change.

I feel like a bit of a sports junkie all I seem to do is talk about sport it is a big part of my life and my goals but it’s not everything to me. I do look forward to playing sports, watching sports and reading about sport. My partner does think sport is my second love after my xbox haha.

But really I love my family first and everything else is second that’s just the way I think and love.

Remember there is only one rule SMILE!!!

My family are my survival kit
February 8, 2013

After thinking more about my life and the journey I am on and have been on.

I am thankful on having such a loving mother who has taught me things in life no one could ever buy.

In my real Dad’s case in my life, with all the things he does wrong, or things he never showed up for I am grateful. As I am stronger than he could ever be.

My big sister’s commitment to succeed after countless obstacles, made me fight more for what I deserved.

My big brother’s guidance to sport without that all them many nights shooting hoops which helped with my thoughts would of never happened.

My Second mum who is there and taught me there doesn’t have to be a blood bond to be family. The importance in family is Love.

My Dad a man that took on a role in my life without question, showing love, an ear when needed and showed me how it felt to have two parents that supported me throughout everything.

For love that I could never ask for I have my partner who walks with me down this journey.

With all of these people with me I know I can complete any goal in my journey.

My family are my survival kit.

 

 

Gender in sport
February 7, 2013

I am going to mention the 12th book I have read this year. It’s called Offside by Julianna Stone. This book made helped me with a few things that are going on in my head with one of my essays for university. Gender in sport is a big thing within sport throughout the world. It’s true that it has become easier for women to progress in sport more than before. There is still a long way to go to be equal with men. The media doesn’t help promote the same it does male sports. Look in the newspapers in the back of the sport pages today. I bet there will be a maximum number of two articles about females in sport. Most of the time when we see females in sport being promoted they are used for objects of desire instead of their achievements of the sport they play. If you look at the difference between the sports and the amounts of money for men over women then say it’s OK your wrong. I want the next generation of children to grow up with the same equal chances in sport.

In education we tell our pupils treat everyone the same. As a world we don’t do this. I would bet the time is takes everyone to understand this I will no longer be alive in body. If we want true equal rights in life then as a world we will have to change. If you want the right to wear your religions clothes. The right to tattoo your own arm in a tribute to those that have past. The right to play against the best sportswomen in the world. The right to marry who you want. The right to seat where you want. The right to equal pay. The right to vote in things that effect you.

I want to have the right to change my world for the better for all the world.

One book at a time. One day at a time. One dream at a time. One right at a time.

Gender in sport. It’s not right.

There is only one rule SMILE.

Go Ravens
February 3, 2013

After the transfer ending I have been hopeful on my team Leeds Utd as I want them back into the Premiership. They  sadly lost yesterday but my beloved New York Knicks beat the Kings and showed some amazing 3 pointers. I need to get my own person 3 point game up. The Knicks inspire me to improve which is how a team should inspire the fans. The only other team which I support is the Baltimore Ravens which if you don’t know are in the Super Bowl tonight after following them all season to get where they are now is epic. They have shown heart to get where they are now. All I can do is watch from home and support maybe a little screaming.

First I have to do some work for university seeing as I have now got four assignments to get started, anyone with a degree in sport can help me if you want but I have to explain how sport went from exclusion to inclusion. Another one is explain the importance of HRF in schools today. Seriously anyone’s help is welcome.

Go Ravens!!!

There is only one rule SMILE.

Thinking of me, Who I be.
January 29, 2013

Today I spent most of it, Listening to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis their songs speak to me with the words and music. Their songs have made me think about what makes me to this world. This is all I can think of – My loving family making myself caring and have the streak of cheeky comedy. My Music selection, random genres from pop, old school, hip hop, r & b, punk, rock, cheesy love songs, dance music, acoustic. I love many different songs this is thanks to my mother’s taste in music and my sister’s too. My sporting backbone given to me by my brother. Growing up with no father figure with a Mother working three jobs to raise her three children, my brother took me under his wing teaching me sports. During School days I played sport many different kinds which have me a natural high. My writing which came from writing lyrics originally  to then poems and then short stories. Reading other’s thoughts and feeling, the facts of things spoke to my soul and mind. Love from all of these things make me complete, Love from my family blood and adopted, Love for sport playing and supporting, love for the art in the world that effects the senses.

I have wrote some more of my novel, read over three chapters in my 11th book of the year with is about a couple one a NBA star and the other a Dancer, I shall let you know if it ends up to be a good book. I feel I can achieve my goal of 120 books in a year if I keep going at the pace I am at now.  I’m going to write something on here which I wrote today just a random thought maybe it can be classed as a poem.

Strong

I broke through in time

to save the hope within my soul, I can make the difference

All I need is strength

 

to carry on this life with a smile

is harder than crying on the way down

remain tall nothing to do with height

Have pride in your choices, even if their wrong

there is no shame in knowing

your mistakes

As long as you learn from them

 

So smile, Stand tall, make mistakes

as we learn to stay Strong.

 

Thank you for reading.

There is only one rule SMILE.

LaZy DaY wRiTiNg AnD rEaDiNg
January 28, 2013

Today I feel very lazy seeing as I have hurt my back last night, which means no training tonight. I spent the morning reading my book which I have now completed, that’s book ten done. I liked the story of the book, it was focused about self growth in life. I have not decided on which book to start next, I will do that in bed before I fall asleep. Today is the 28th which me and my partner always spend doing something together. Tonight I have no ideas on what we can do but all I need is us to be together and it’s complete to me.

I managed to get another chapter written in my novel, I have chosen to have a love triangle in the novel with the girl following her heart by the end of the novel. That is the plan but I shall be free in writing and not plan everything before writing the novel. I have a busy day at university tomorrow and I’m not looking forward to the weekend and it’s only Monday.

But gotta keep Smiling.

There is only one rule SMILE!!!

Ravens and training
January 21, 2013

I made it home yesterday night after seeing one of my close friends before I left. I am hoping to see her again soon, she gives me a lot of happiness as a friend. She has always got a new person on the love scene. I managed to watch the whole Ravens game which was good I love Football but very new to it. My main sport has always been soccer from a very young age. Basketball is my second sport but I love the team I’m in and I’m not too bad a player. In fact I had my first training this week tonight, I played hard in the new plays we learnt. I feel if I keep going to every training with a open mind to improve and listen to the coach then next season I might even be in the starting five.

I have only been playing for the team since September, there are 15 of us in the squad. I’ve played in only four games this season partly due to the fact I work on Friday nights so I can’t play in the Friday games. I’m mainly used as a centre for the team as I am one of the tallest. I trained hard. We have a game tomorrow and I’ve been selected for the team which makes me feel good. We have to drive over an hour to play against the team but it will be worth it, we are second in the league at the moment. If we keep training as a team, working for each other we might go top of the league.

I managed to write another chapter on my novel as well. I’m really enjoying being creative with my writing again, I did write poems from a young age. As time has gone on and with life filling with other things, my writing became lost. I haven’t yet told anyone personally that I am writing this novel as I am cautious as I do not know what reaction I shall receive off those who’s opinion I care a great deal about.

I shall leave it here today and always remember there is only one rule SMILE!!!

 

 

Ma’s house.
January 20, 2013

I am back in my home town with my partner for their birthday meals with both sides of the family. It is strange the feeling I get when coming over this side of the country, everywhere I look I have past memories with stories, people and randomness. The road love lane and how I had my first crush with someone down their ironic name. How I have played sports in all the parks in my home town. Long walks and rides I have as a teenager clearing my head and trying to understand my feelings at the time.

All the dreams I had on those walks creep into my head, the dreams I made for myself  many now cannot come true but as I was writing last night I wrote something that sums up how I feel about them.

Dreams can either fade or evolve but never die.

One the goal side of everything, I managed to go out for dinner last night and not eat the normal but less which impressed myself. Being back at home and with the weather conditions my fitness could be better. I have done some stepping to make sure I actually did something for my fitness.

I also managed to finish off another book in the early hours of the morning. This book made me think about how life throws us people that come into our lives and some try to change our lives to suit themselves. This often holds us back and hurts us. It made me think about all the lives that have came into my life and tried to make my life less important. My mother raised me well though because I am strong enough to know my feelings and thoughts and grow with them.

The novel I am writing is taking a back seat in my days back in my home town due to all the family and friends we have to visit while down. But when I get back home I shall make sure I shall write another two chapters. I get home tomorrow which will lead me to write the chapters then plus I have my basketball training tomorrow night.

Right I’m off to chill and enjoy my ma’s house now, Remember there is only one rule SMILE!

 

The beginning 19.01.13
January 19, 2013

Welcome to the beginning of the start of my years journey, within the year I am going to try and achieve many different things. With this blog i am going to write about the progress I am making with the thoughts and feelings of everything.

The main goals I am going to give myself are to read 120 books within a year ending on the 31st of December 2013. Another one is to finish my first novel about a young woman struggling to find her wanted profession. The next one is very personal, to lose 2 stone this year. On top of this I hope to achieve the highest potential at university in basketball and on my course.

So far within this year I have made a good base for the chance to complete every goal I have set myself. I have already read 8 books within these ninteen days. All the books made me focus on what type of novels I enjoy the most to read. With knowing I like romance novels with a degree of personal growth that is what I will be writing about within my novel.

I have already lost a pound in weight and eating healthy. I have continued to play many sports to help with my fitness, trying to practice my jump shot a lot more. All of my current grades are on course to give me my 2.1 which is all I need to continue. Within basketball I am pushing myself each training session, when I am feeling tired I dig in to keep going. I want to look back at this point in my life and be proud of what I have done.

Read as much or as little, there is only one rule SMILE!