Women in sports. Whether you’re in front of the camera reporting on the game or enjoying the game from the stands, I think that all women who either work in or identify as a sports fan can agree on something: you have to prove yourself. It’s a common (and quite annoying) stereotype that women don’t know anything about sports. However, for most women I know, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. They keep up with stats/scores, go to sporting events often, and are very knowledgable about how the game is played. And the amount of women like this seems to be growing each day.
Hello loves! The sun is shining bright today, and I’m in a super good mood. My dad is finally back from business (I haven’t seen him since February!) and it’s his birthday weekend! Monday we’ll be celebrating him with dinner (Italian, obviously :P). But for now, I’m trying out different outfits with pieces that I got for my birthday last weekend. I got the most adorable white midi tube dress from Free People, a pair of espadrille ankle wedges, and a sunhat from Betsey Johnson that says “sunshine and chill”. This was a surprisingly super comfortable outfit and perfect for the weather this time of year!
Holy cow, I’m 21! I can’t believe it. So many amazing things have happened over the last year: graduating college, swimming with sharks in Hawaii, working for the Houston Astros. I feel like the possibilities are endless right now and I can’t wait to see how much happens in this next year. So now that I’m 21, I feel that it gives me some rite of passage to bestow my so-called wisdom on you all. Without further ado, here are 21 things I’ve learned in 21 years.
Hey loves!! I had the absolute BEST time in West Palm Beach. The 70 degree weather, turquoise water, and (seemingly) endless amount of baseball made my March nothing short of amazing. In case you didn’t know, I was in WPB to work for the Houston Astros during Spring Training. They just moved from Kissimmee to West Palm, and this was their inaugural season at their new complex – The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The new stadium, which is now home to the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals, is absolutely STUNNING. It has a 360 degree concourse, amazing ballpark food, and is lined with palm trees. On their opening day, they had a ribbon cutting ceremony that I got to take part in. Me and Orbit helped roll out the ribbon, and dignitaries from both the Astros and Nationals organizations cut it and the ballpark was officially opened. Then, myself and the other Shooting Stars got to stand in the Astros lineup for the National Anthem (across from Bryce Harper, no less). Talk about a ‘pinch me’ moment. Here are some snaps of the awesome new facility!
Something cool I did while in Jupiter, Florida was visit Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The center is a nonprofit that focuses on saving and rehabilitating sea turtles as well as educating the public about these creatures. The center is a museum, gift shop, and hospital all in one. People can come to view the sea turtles and check out their progress. Each year, the hospital treats approximately 100 injured sea turtles and 1,000 hatchlings. The mission of the hospital is to rehabilitate and release the turtles immediately. Fortunately, I was able to make it to one of these incredible releases. Poppy, a sub-adult loggerhead turtle, was found in the St. Lucie power plant intake canal. The turtle was suffering from starvation and covered in barnacles. Over the course of 5 months, Poppy was nursed back to good health. On March 9th, I along with about 500 other people witnessed Poppy’s release back into the ocean. To lots of applause and cheering, Poppy made her return home.