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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dear Avery, Please be Extraordinary

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Dear Avery, Please be Extraordinary.

I am not writing this blog post because I am extraordinary I am far from that. But being extraordinary to me is not being Kim Kardashian or discovering the cure to cancer or being on the US Women's National Team. To me extraordinary means being confident in myself that I will stand up for others, I will be kind to everyone and accept everyone and everything. To be filled with so much love and happiness to be a role model to my sisters and children, to be my future husbands best friend. I want to live with no regrets or fear.

 I think that being extraordinary is very different to everyone but to me it means having a huge heart filled with love and kindness and to appreciate what you have and to be there for everyone I care about. Doing extraordinary things like curing cancer is probably one of the most extraordinary things you can do but I know for a fact that I am not going to be that person. So being extraordinary to me is about being that best person I can be. I know that this is not unique but I truly mean that.

In the future, when I am in high school I want to be an extraordinary best friend I can be to Bella Criscione because I haven't been this past year. I have made so many mistakes with boys that have gotten between us that it makes my stomach hurt and I want to cry and listen to sad music. So to make up for this year I want to go back to being there for her 24/7. Whether she is sad or happy. Seeing her in pain makes me feel pain. I want to keep her safe and drive her home when she is not okay or needs help. She is my best friend and she is extraordinary. She is the moodiest person I have ever met and can trigger me but she is an amazing soccer player that sucks it up and plays for a team she hates which continues to amaze me. I love her and shefills me with so much happiness and I want to be an extraordinary best friend to her.

To my sisters,  I want to be an extraordinary role model to them and whenever they are in trouble or are unsafe I want to be there for them. With boys or school or parties and drinking I will be there for them no matter what. They are the most purest, and happiest people and I love them so much I can not put it into words.

In my way future when I get married and have children. I want to be an extraordinary wife and mother. I want to marry my best friend and travel with them and do crazy things. And then teach my kids to be kind, and make good decisions, love and forgive to work hard in school and sports and to be passionate about whatever is important to them in their life.

So Avery, please be extraordinary by doing these things. You don't have to change the world to be extraordinary you just have to be the best person you can be to all the important people in your life.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Good Times in the Good Ol' Dayz

For this blog post, I'm going to throw it way back to the good ol' days. The days where school wasn't my main priority, when I could watch a whole movie without checking my phone, and running around outside basically the whole flippin day (with no shoes).

Now back when I was a child I was extremely clumsy, and I'm not saying I'm not clumsy anymore because I very much am... but the point is when I was younger I was the clumsiest of clumsy. Back in fourth grade when I lived in California  I played rec soccer. We were called the "Angry Birds" and had hella fresh red uniforms. At practice one day I was grabbing my soccer ball from the goal and when I turned around I began waving to one of my friends just arriving at practice. As I was waving a girl on my team nailed a ball into my hand and broke my wrist. Like holy s**t that hurt like a b**ch. The next day, my mother took me to the doctor where I got a neon pink cast wrapped from my thumb to my forearm. And back then having a cast was like the coolest thing ever - I had people signing it and I felt so cool it was amazing. So this is the background story to The Time I Peed on a Fence.

My cast image courtesy of my mother, Kara Lane

One evening my family had invited two or three families from our neighborhood to come over, eat dinner, and spend the evening together. These families were the people I had grown up with, basically my brothers and sisters. That evening while the parents were making dinner in the kitchen all the kids were outside kicking a soccer ball around... and I kicked it over the fence into this giant hill of leaves and trees full of snails and ewey things like that... and the rule we had is if you kick it you get it. So there I was crippled in a cast attempting to climb over the fence. And let me add the fence we had looked like a bunch of posts with these funky squares on the top. I get to the top of the fence and I am literally straddling the fence and my casts gets jammed in one of the squares.

I'm dying laughing and yelling for help and Lola P one of the moms comes out and we are both laughing so insanely hard and all of a sudden I realized I have to pee. So there I am - stuck on a fence, laughing and trying not to pee. I yelled "I HAVE TO PEE" and then all of sudden I start peeing. By then everyone was outside laughing and I'm just sitting there peeing, I couldn't stop. Lola was laughing I was laughing it was so funny. At the end of the night all the kids and I wrapped the two fence posts with caution tape and those two posts were never touched again.

The reason I told this childhood story for my blog was because it is one of the best memories I have as a child. It reminds me of how happy I was and how happy my family and friends were. It also makes me thankful for all the people in my life and how close I am to them and all my friends from California and how I had the best childhood ever.