Sunday, January 25, 2015

Post #6-Just Go for It

Another week, and another post of  saying how I am waiting for a response to my email.  I'm sure it would be more entertaining if I told you about my past week instead of dragging on and on about how I have no updates on my project.  Well midterms were stressful, but I made it.  I think the worst part about last week was that I had basketball to focus on too.  So on Wednesday I traveled to Cousino High School for my game, we won but it was a pretty low scoring game (I think everyone's brains were fried).  Then on Friday I was lucky enough to have a third hour tutorial and not have to go into school, so I was able to sleep in and relax.  Later that day I had a game against Romeo High School, which we also won with ease.  On Saturday I built a snowman with my friend Claire because, why not?  You are never too old to go outside and play in the snow!   Today I celebrated my dad's birthday with my family, it is always nice to get together and see my cousins since they live in the north district (boo!) and I don't get to see them that often.  Hopefully next week I will have some more news relating to my project!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Post #5-Just Go for It

I know since we had a break to work on our project this is supposed to be a lengthy blog on all that we accomplished.  But things don't always work the way we had planned.  I am waiting for a response from Mr. Hershey, Katie Duncan thinks that it is possible that he never received my email so I think we are going to give him another week to respond and then we will figure out what to do from there.  I'm starting to question if what I'm trying to achieve just isn't possible, and if I should try to work on something else for my project.  I will stay hopeful because this is what really interests me and I guess I might not have the guts to give up on my dreams.  I like to aim high in life, in sports, life, school.  I definitely have not accomplished all the goals I have set for myself but I have worked towards them.  I still work towards my goals, I hate to admit defeat, it just doesn't sit well with me.  Because there is always improvement I can make to try to achieve my goals.  And even if time does in fact run out, I still learn a lot along the way and can be proud I always gave 110%.  I don't plan on giving up on my dream of working for Nike, but if now isn't the right time I can always take what I learned and transfer it over in the future.  My favorite Christmas present this year was a pair of Nike id shoes that I designed.  They are the Roshe Runs and I am really happy with how they turned out.  I love that Nike allows anyone to personalize their shoes, it gives me a sense of pride when someone complements them because I was the one who designed them (well the colors and everything).  It makes me think of how great it would be to work with athletes and design what they would wear in games.  That reminds me, over break I went to Chicago with my basketball team.  We stayed a couple of blocks off of Michigan Ave. and were allowed to walk around together.  Of course we went to the Nike store which is amazing.  But what's even better is that we just so happened to be in the right place at the right time, and got to ride the elevator with a couple of Kentucky's mens basketball players.  They went up to the very top floor and got to go to a special room where I'm sure they picked up some new team spirit wear.  The possibilities with or even at Nike are endless.