Saint John’s Fisher competition

Today was sort of an early morning, I had floor hockey competition at Saint John’s Fisher in Rochester. We got there around 10:30 this morning. It was an all day event with a pairing game at 12:15 which we lost. Then we were able to eat lunch before our first game. We played both games and lost both of those games. Bringing home 4th place ribbons. One of our family friends came out to watch us, Camille Pensebee, she held a big head of mine while she was cheering I was super happy that she was able to make it out to watch me compete. While we played one of our games I was trying to get the puck out of my net I couldn’t move and yelled help me I am stuck in the net. That was a LOL moment big time. When we were done we all packed up and headed back home.

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Sad but Happy News

On January 6th, I walked into Gigi’s Playhouse thinking it was a normal day at work. Heather, Matt and Christina sat me down to a meeting with my job coach We talked for a little bit about my job and then they told me that they couldn’t keep me on any longer for financial reasons and that no other Playhouse had an assistant. Then they told me that I could either stay there the rest of the day with pay or I could leave. I had my mentor pick me up again. I hugged them and thanked them for the opportunity. Then I did actually leave shortly after.

One door closes and another one opens. I am feeling optimistic. I know I am going to find something even better, the only thing they had me doing by the end was cleaning, the three of them had changed my duties from office work a while ago but I am going to keep my head up and smile on. I am starting to fill out applications and know I will find something that I am sure to love.

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Next Semester

I will be taking another class at Onondaga Community College again. This time it’s about writing resumes and cover letters and such. I am looking forward to the class. Those skills always are helpful and I love going to college.

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Christmas Wishes

I just want to wish all of my friends and family a very Merry Christmas. Hope everyone has a joyous holiday. Have a fun and safe day. Appreciate all that the Lord gave us, giving us the birth of Jesus today. Celebrate this wonderful time of the year and spend it with your loved ones. From our house to yours have a very Merry Christmas and a joyful Happy New Year.

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Sean Kirst

Christmas Eve day, my Dad and I were runnng errands. We went to the grocery store to pick up food and groceries for tomorrow in preparation for friends and family. One of the stops was at a museum downtown. Dad and I were in line waiting to get a book written by Sean autographed for my Mom. We got up there and I introduced myself to him and gave him a business card of mine.He asked what I do and I told him what I am doing in my life. Sean said that he noticed that I am a motivational speaker. He said that he wanted to know when I was going to be speaking, he wanted to hear me speak sometime. I thought that was so cool. The Sean Kirst wants to hear me speak! He is NOW my favorite author and I am so glad to have met him and can’t wait to read his book! He is very personable and great to talk to. We are now Facebook friends also. He made my day.

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Finished semester

This past semester I took a Human Adjustment class at Onondaga Community College and it was a psychology class. I really enjoyed the class. I learned a lot. In this class we had two tests that I passed on with an 87 on my first test and my second test a 83. I also had a big project, we had to create a genogram of my family on both sides back to my grandparents. It was fun to do, we had to put on things like how they died or if they currently had diabetes or high blood pressure. It was very interesting. We also had a paper due. I passed both of those as well with 100’s. I just received my final grade online and I got an A. Also just got my GPA and it’s a 3.0, sweet! I am so super happy and excited.

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Happy Thanksgiving

I just want to say to all of my friends, family Happy Thanksgiving. I want to express my many thanks for everything that I have. I am very thankful for shelter, food, friends, family, clothes. I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday and enjoy your time with your family. My family means a lot to me.

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Upcoming events

In December I will be finishing up with school, I have been doing really well. I love this class. I am participating in the polar plunge again this year and will be plunging for Special Olympics on December 4th.

I will be on Bridge Street Live to talk about the Polar Plunge and helping out at Buffalo Wild Wings for a fundraiser for the plunge while my parents are the celebrity bartenders on December 2nd, that should be fun, maybe I will be able to help behind the bar also, now that would be cool!

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40 under 40 Leaders that Rock and I’m one of them…so honored

I was nominated by Gigi’s Playhouse for the 40 under 40 Leaders that Rock in Central New York. I was chosen as one of the 40 out of over 100 nominations. They had a luncheon ceremony where I received my award on November 16th. I went to the Oncenter early and I got to talk and mingle with everyone and was passing out my business cards. I used the photo booth and got put in toward the raffles. My mom and dad bought a table and I had family, Aunt Melanie and Aunt Mickie and friends, Emily, Susan, Jack and Gerry and Ernie sitting with us. I thought my cousin Tom wasn’t going to make it, my parents knew but didn’t tell me so it was a surprise when he came. I was so glad he did. Matt, Christina and Lisa from Gigi’s were at the table next to us. They had an emcee and they wanted all the winners to come on stage and sit alpbetically, as they called us up to receive our award. I recevied mine and got tons of pictures taken. I was in a huge group photo with the honorees. It was so nice, I received flowers and gifts. Oh and they did the raffles at the end and I won the biggest raffle, 2 tickets to a Buffalo Bills game in December. I really loved it. I had a great time and had a huge blast.

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Congressional campaign

Congressman Katko was up for re-election this year and was running for the office against Colleen Deacon for the seat of the 24th district. I have been working on his campaign this year. I marched in parades with him and started volunteering at the campaign office. I made phone calls to try and get him reelected. My parents also volunteered making calls. On Election night, my parents and I went to the Sheraton University hotel to watch the polls. It was way cool being there and watching him win. We were waiting for him to take the podium to make his speech, it seemed like it was taking a long time and finally we heard he was stuck in the elevator. They had to call the fire department to come and get them out. He gave a great speech and it was quite the party. This was the first time I went to one of these and it was pretty interesting especially during a presidential election. I plan to be there every time the Congressman gets elected!!

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