Thursday, June 19, 2014

World Cup

The World Cup has started in Brazil and the US has gotten off to a good start by beating Ghana (finally!) 2-1. 

I wouldn't really call myself a soccer fan but I casually follow the World Cup the same way I would follow the Olympics. I like international competitions. I think it's kind of funny how happy the "fans" are here that we beat Ghana. Ghana is a country we SHOULD beat every time. However I realize that we still aren't considered real contenders. Americans play basketball, baseball, and football mainly. Despite it's growing popularity, I still consider soccer a fringe sport. Similar to hockey. It's just not that popular here. 

I can't deny though that it's popularity is growing. The success of MLS proves that. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Coming up roses

So, I'm at my happy place. A local bar I like to frequent and sing karaoke. And I decided to blog. Bad idea you say!? Ha!? Yeah maybe it is. But to hell with that!!

These past 2 months have been an emotional roller coaster. Full of highs and lows. But I've weathered the storm. I'm proud of myself and how far I've come. I was able to deal with the news about my brother and my dog and I came through on the other side.  I have to thank my psych doctor for getting me settled on the right medicines. And my therapist for helping me through my dark days. 

I went to Vegas and passed my certification test. Although I ended up spending way too much there, it was money I had in savings so it's all good. 

More lessons learned and I move on. I thank God for putting me in the position where I currently am. And I look forward to the future. Things are definitely looking up!!