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.
Women. We are intriguing creatures to say the least. We all have so much to offer this crazy, beautiful world. So why is there so much hate between us? I’ve noticed it my entire life. Girls bullying other girls. Girls being cruel to other girls. Girls being downright vicious to other girls. It’s constant in our world, and now easier than ever to do thanks to technology. And it doesn’t just happen in high school, oh no. It continues in college and far beyond. Woman on woman hate clearly does not discriminate against age: there are plenty of women 40+ who STILL just can’t get with it. But to me, these “women” are not women. They behave like little girls. As one of my favorite quotes puts it, “Empowered women, empower women.”
Well guys, I’m here. After many heartbreaks, tears, lots of laughter, some I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened moments, and countless Why me?’s, I finally made it to Worth Avenue. Knowing your worth. It’s a phrase we hear often, especially across social media. But when you think about it, what does it really mean to know your worth? Synonymous to love, I believe that truly knowing your worth is displayed by your actions.
Grand slams. No-hitters. Walk-offs. Beer showers. This year’s opening weekend in college baseball had it all – and it was awesome. On Friday I made a quick trip home from West Palm Beach (where I’m currently working for the Houston Astros *pinches myself*) to return to my alma mater to see the Alabama baseball team in action, and to see the start of the Greg Goff era. It was an awesome weekend at the Joe as the Bama boys began their 2017 season.
Social Media. It’s incredible to see how this whole other world has taken over to become our new reality. No longer does it matter how kind you are or the good deeds you do. I mean, if you didn’t Instagram it, did you really even do it? It’s become all about followers, not friends. Likes, not love. Sharing, not caring (okay that was cheesy, but still).