It’s no secret that I love hockey and the San Jose Sharks. Aside from being my home team and my favorite team, I’ve always felt like the organization is comprised of really great, stand-up people.
My feelings were fully legitimized yesterday, as the Sharks signed 18-year-old Sam Tageson to a one-day contract, granting his lifelong wish to be a member of the team. Sam has been dealing with a serious heart condition that could be life-threatening. It’s always been his dream to play hockey with the Sharks, and yesterday he got that opportunity with the help of the Sharks Foundation and Make-A-Wish.
I’m posting this now because I have a real blog post coming soon and I don’t want that to get buried because of this.
But it would be wildly remiss of me to not post this at all, because it is perfect and I need it.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been enamored of celebrities and pop culture. To say that I’m obsessed would be a gross understatement.
While many young girls don’t get into the teenybopper magazines until they’re young teens, my walls were plastered with *NSYNC and Britney Spears posters by the time I was seven years old. I read all of the articles, took all of the quizzes about which member of 98 Degrees would be my soulmate (I just cheated so the answer was always Drew Lachey) and tried to copy all of Mandy Moore’s outfits. I was hooked right away. My love and outright fixation with celebrity culture has spanned more than a decade at this point, so it’s safe to say that it won’t fade out any time soon.
I realize that this is an issue. I’m a journalism student at DePaul University and I love to write, but this is my first blog post ever. Blogging is such a great tool for aspiring journalists and anybody who wants to get his or her voice out in the world, so why haven’t I been taking advantage of it? I have a very distinct voice, and I have so many varied interests, but I don’t write on a consistent basis unless required to for school. It’s 2014, I need to get with the times and create a blog.