I read something the other day that got me thinking. "True friends are very difficult to find, hard to leave, and impossible to forget." I started thinking...The true friends that I have I do not forget about. I think about them everyday, wonder what's going on in their lives, and hoping everything is running smoothly for them. This is true...I really do have about 7 best friends that I think about every single day. True friendship is unforgettable!
How far would you go to protect a friend? Have you ever thought about that or been in an situation where you did protect that friend? I am the type of person who will always have my friends back and if something happens to them I will be there for them. I think it comes down to morals and the type of person you really are. If a friend asked me to something or protect them from something I would do it in a heart beat. I would go above and beyond to protect that person and that friendship.
Some vivid times in my life that I remember where I helped protect my friends and my friends protected me were in college. We were always there for each other and still are! If something should happen to me right now...you bet they would be there as quickly as they could. If something should happen in your life and your best friends weren't there for you or abandoned you, then they really weren't you're friend or loved you in the first place. True friendship shows when hard times strike. Who's there for you? Who would have your back? I know the best friends that I have I would do anything in the world for them and I know they would do the same for me. Just think...how far would you go for a friend?
Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I guess secretly deep inside I wish I lived in an 80's movie with a great ending for the books. "I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. I want Ferris Bueller to rescue me and take me on a journey through Chicago. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason... Like the one in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. But no, my life is not directed by John Hughes." Maybe chivalry isn't dead...maybe it's just in hiding right now. Maybe one day it will pop up totally unexpected.
Relationship breakups can sometimes be some of the toughest times a person goes through. I heard something last night that made me begin to think about heart break and separation. There is always one person in the relationship that will hurt more than the other one. Because when the heart breaks, it doesn't break even. This could be because one person might have moved on quicker with another person, found someone to comfort them through the pain, had a legitimate reason for the split or already moved on before the split was complete. Sometimes bad things like breakups happen for a reason. Maybe one person figured out they weren't meant to be together, there was nothing in common that would get them through the tough times, or even that their partner wasn't their best friend. Most of the time one is still in love when the other one is leaving. Last night I listened to the song "Falling to Pieces" by The Script and I finally understood! Just listen to it yourself and you'll then understand what I am talking about.
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."---Michael Jordan
It's that time again... basketball season has arrived. It's my first year coaching high school basketball and let me tell you, it has been exciting! Right now the Lady Tigers are 2-0 in regular season action after taking some tough loses in the Hall of Fame games. The team has so much potential...they just have to believe in their selves. For a team to be successful they must each posses mental toughness, a competitive drive,confidence, and a desire to kick butt every time they step out on the court. Our girls are young players but they are not going to back down. I am looking forward to this years basketball season because I know that the Lady Tigers can have a long successful season as long as they don't give up themselves because we the coaches won't give up on our players. We believe in them too much! Here are some action shot from a Hall of Fame game vs Wayne Co.
“As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.” -- Carrie Bradshaw
Thanks to Carrie and her inspirational thoughts from my favorite show, "Sex and the City", I can't help but let go of all the "uninteresting" things that have happened in my life lately and use them to motivate me. I'm now into my first basketball season as assistant coach at HCHS and I am enjoying every minute of it. I can't help but to be thankful this time of year for all of the great things that have happened in my life lately and the great friends that I have and the ones that have come back into my life. When something crashes in your life, find the good and take it as a lesson learned. Only go up from the point you are stuck at and let God lead the way. Since I have had this huge change in my life I have decided to start back up on my fitness journey. I started November 8th with a 1,800 calorie diet including low carb and high protein. So far I have lost 4 pounds in two weeks. My goal is to lose 2 lbs. a week and so far I am following that pattern. Hopefully I will stay on this path and make it through the holiday season still fit.
There are 32 teams across the nation that come to Jackson, TN to play for the title of National Champion! The Lady Lions (26-6), received the No. 3 seed in the third quarter, and are making their 14th straight trip to the NAIA National Tournament. The tournament festivities began Tuesday night with banquet where all teams come to enjoy dinner together and size up their competition. At the banquet, Jana Cross was awarded WBCA All-American award for the 3rd time. I was so proud of her! Here are some pictures from the banquet that night.
Tara, me, and Meribeth
Jana Cross was named to the State Farm All-American team for the 3rd year in a row
Kenzie and I
Leslie and I coordinated lovely together
Wednesday night was the opening ceremonies and the 1st day of the 1st round. Before the parade of champions, our sponsors, State Farm, took us out to dinner where we all enjoyed laughing and telling stories. Also while we were eating there was this girl about 14 years of age sitting outside in her mom's minivan. We could see out of the window by our table but she could not see us in the restaurant. She was sitting in the passengers seat and looking out into the review mirror. She kept posing and looking at herself. She did this for at least 20 minutes! It was hilarious! We kept watching her and laughing until it got to the point of being annoying! Of course I had to snap a picture so here is a shot of one of the many poses she was doing.
The Lady Lion's play Thursday night against Lubbock Christian at 8:00 in the 1st round of the tournament.
“What makes life worth living is knowing that one day you'll wake up and find the person that makes you happier than anything in the whole world. So don't ever lose hope and give up, everything turns out okay and the good guy always wins.”
If you don't dream to become a champion, you won't become a champion!