I play a game on Facebook called Word Tornado. It is really just a fancy name for Scrabble. The only difference between Scrabble and Word Tornado is Word Tornado has a time limit. You have a little over a minute to create a word with the tiles you are given. If you fail to do so you lose your turn. I like the fact that the game has a time limit. It makes the game more challenging. When I first started playing I didn't score well at all. I was determined to improve. I didn't let the fact that I scored low deter me. I had been playing for months. Sometimes I felt like giving up. I didn't. My scores began to improve. Now, sometimes, I am even one of the top three players. Don't get me wrong, I still have bad games, but I continue playing because I know I will have good ones too.
I always said I wanted to work at Meramce. I volunteered in the computer lab. I learned everything I could, I helped in the lab in any way I could. I didn't give up until my dream became a reality
When I purchased my first laptop I didn't want to use the keyboard mouse. I thought it would be difficult for me to use. I wanted a mouse like the ones I used at Meramec I bought a mouse and plugged in into my laptop. Over the years, the trackball of the mouse became worn down causing the mouse not to move properly. I had no way to get it replaced. I told myself that if I was going to continue to use a computer, I would teach myself to use the keyboard mouse. It wasn't easy. I found the mouse on my laptop to be more sensitive than the mouse I was use to. The keyboard mouse was more difficult for me to control. It took a lot of practice, but I finally learned to use the mouse on my laptop. I was so proud when I mastered it.
I refuse to give up on my writing. I will continue to write because, someday, I know I will have a column published in a newspaper or magazine. I just have to stay positive and not give up. Anything worth having takes hard work and determination.
I want to tell you about my nephew, Kyle. For as long as I can remember,Kyle has played baseball..He played every season, every chance he got. He spent a couple of summers in Maine playing on a team in college. Kyle had a dream to play professional baseball. He didn't give up. This spring Kyle's dream became a reality. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. He's currently a pitcher for their minor league team The Johnson City Cardinals in Tennessee. I am very proud of what Kyle has accomplished. I wish him the best as he begins his professional baseball career. Kyle is the best example of someone with perseverance that I can give you. With hard work, determination and a belief in yourself, dreams can become reality. All you have to do is persevere.. .