Princess Posts http://sett.com/princessposts Forever Waiting for my Fairytale. .. en-us Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:22:10 +0000 http://sett.com Sett RSS Generator Rogue Wrestling for a Cause http://sett.com/princessposts/rogue-wrestling-for-a-cause Last night, I had the opportunity to participate in an event that I will remember for my entire lifetime... Last week, a 22 year old from Hudsonville killed himself. He was a wrestler when he was in high school, but he also has a little brother who is a senior this year. His brother's name is Jonah and to the wrestling community around Grand Rapids, he is a great friend. Last night, at about 10:00pm almost 100 wrestlers made there way over to a local high school. A freshman from the school made sure to keep it unlocked and the team of that school had the mats already set up. We came together as a community and ran a late-night tournament. Each wrestler paid $5 to enter the tournament and the winner of each "weight class" won about $40 dollars. We decided on having only 8 weight classes because some of our 140 pounders were much better wrestlers than our 152s and they wanted to see if weight was more important than skill. The left over money was donated anonymously to Jonah and his family. I obviously, am not a wrestler, but I was helping to officiate and keep score of the matches. It was so much fun. We really came together when we needed to and I couldn't be more proud to have been a part of it all. As I was talking to my friend Kyle last night he said "Wrestling is a tough sport. We beat each other, and hate each other at times, but when things get real we'll always be here for one another. As wrestlers, we have a bond that no one else can ever comprehend."

Oh, and P.S. guys, I got a piggy back ride from a state champion last night.(; Be. Jealous.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:16:07 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/rogue-wrestling-for-a-cause
College? No, I should get pregnant instead. http://sett.com/princessposts/college-no-i-should-get-pregnant-instead Here I am, an 18 year old high school senior about to graduate. I'm stressed to the max about what I'm going to do next year. How on earth am I going to pay for college? I filled out my FAFSA and guess how much "government assistance" I'm getting? Absolutely none. Zero. Zilch. And why is that? Because I live in a good family, I'm a good student who's never gotten in trouble or done anything bad really, so it makes sense that I'm the kind of student who doesn't deserve help right? Wrong! I've been working my butt off trying to apply for scholarships and while I was searching I came across something... If I were to become a pregnant right now, I would receive more government benefits. I could go to college basically for free. I could get food stamps and have a free apartment and greatly reduced day care for my kid, all because I was irresponsible enough to have a kid before I was ready and able to support it on my own. Someone please explain to me why we are rewarding people for their irresponsibilities?

Now, before you all start jumping down my throats, I have a great respect for teen moms. One of my best friends is a teen mom and her entire world was flipped upside down when she found out she was going to have a baby. She is a great mom and yes, she deserves some assistance. But the government should assist her with the baby things, like buying diapers or formula. Not paying for her entire college education! And lately people have been abusing the system. I hear so many high school girls talking about how they WANT to get pregnant right now. That isn't the type of society we want to live in. We should reward the students who are responsible, not the ones who are taking the easy way out and not even caring about the fact that they are bringing a child into this world when they couldn't support their child without government assistance.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:19:00 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/college-no-i-should-get-pregnant-instead
I am a horrible person, but... So are you. http://sett.com/princessposts/i-am-a-horrible-person-but-so-are-you Suicide, is stupid.

I don't care who you are. Your life is the second greatest gift God has ever given you, and you're just going to throw it away? That's selfish. Think of your family, of all the tears that will be shed once you're gone. Think of the poor person who has to find you, who has to see your dead body before the funeral home workers can pretty you up again. Think of someone besides yourself for just one minute.

But let me guess, you're just soo depressed...
Well suck it up! Two years ago I was clinically diagnosed with depression. Do you know what that means? It means that YES, I was depressed, but I actually did something about it. I got off my A** and went to see a doctor who could help me. I HATE all these stupid teenagers now a days who are always like "I'm so depressed, maybe I wanna kill myself.." Like no, you don't know what depression is. You are just a bunch of attention seeking, selfish teenagers! GROW UP!! And stop blaming the world for all your problems! Happiness is a choice! Choose to be happy!

Sorry for the rampage, but...
Exactly one week ago from today my friend Ryan died. He loved his life and was always so thankful for everything he had. He was happy and he wanted to do so much with the life he was given. Unfortunately, his life had to end. The life that he loved so much and that he cherished, had to end. He died of an enlarged heart. And now, only a week later, after everyone in the Grand Rapids Community has been suffering the loss of such an amazing person like Ryan, a guy from Hudsonville decides to kill himself. Ryan would have done anything to get to still be alive, to live the rest of your life, to have the thing that you so easily could throw away. How selfish can you be? You have siblings, who look up to you, parents who love you. And a community that will always remember you. But instead of them remembering what an impact you made on the wrestling program at Hudsonville, or how funny you were during class, all they are going to remember is that you are the guy who hung himself. Is that really the legacy you want to leave? Well, I hope so because you don't have a choice anymore. I will pray for your family and friends, as I'm sure this is hard for them. But I will not pray for you, if you are willing to just throw away something so precious, I have no sympathy for you. You're just too ungrateful to see what life has to offer. And its really sad that we will never be able to see what you were meant to do.

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:28:00 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/i-am-a-horrible-person-but-so-are-you
The Definition of a Rough Week. http://sett.com/princessposts/the-definition-of-a-rough-week Two funerals in Three days? Great...

This terrible week started on Friday morning when I found out about the sudden death of Mr. Ryan Fischer. He is an amazing person and it was such a tragedy. The very next day, we had to go to a visitation for my younger sister's best friend Alyssa, who was 15 when she died from a battle with Cancer. On Sunday, I headed over to GHS for a remembrance ceremony of Ryan who was a senior there. Today, on Monday, We are going to be attending the funeral for Alyssa. This will be extremely hard on my sister, however for me, it will be the easier of the two. Tomorrow, we have the visitation for Ryan and on Wednesday is his funeral. It's going to be a rough week, but I know we can power through together. We are Grandville, and we are family.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:38:23 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/the-definition-of-a-rough-week
Sportsmanship that moves you to tears.. http://sett.com/princessposts/sportsmanship-that-moves-you-to-tears Last night, Grandville High School's Varsity Hockey team one a game which put them in the top four teams in the state. Varsity Captain Ryan Fischer was so proud of his team and very excited. Before he went to bed last night he kissed his mom and told her he loved her. Ryan Fischer, never woke up this morning. He died of an enlarged heart in his sleep. His mom said that yesterday was the happiest day of his life, and at least he died happily and without pain. His parents went to school today to spread the news to the hockey team. They spoke with each hockey player individually and encouraged them to go on with their playoff game tonight against Detroit Catholic Central. When speaking to Max, one of Ryan's closest friends and Co-Captain of the team, his mother handed him Ryan's game day jersey and asked him to wear it on the ice. This way, everyone would be reminded that although Ryan can't play, he'll always be there.

At the game, the opposing team was told to wear Maroon to support our fallen player. They also made a hugeee #11 sign to support him. There were many tears on the Grandville side of the area but the water works really began at the end of the game. DCC won 3-0 and immediately the boys from Grandville all took a knee and began to say a prayer for Ryan, thanking him for a great season. The hockey players from DCC didn't even need a minute to think before they skated across the area, and joined the prayer huddle with our players. After the prayer, instead of shaking hands they hugged every single one of our hockey players. I have so much respect for that hockey team. It shows true Character and you can bet that every single Grandville student will be rooting for DCC to win the championship tomorrow!

Good Luck Boys! You have our new guardian angel on your side!

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Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:14:36 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/sportsmanship-that-moves-you-to-tears
They say death comes in threes... http://sett.com/princessposts/they-say-death-comes-in-threes Death Sucks.

It's not fair!! In less than a week my family has been tragically effected by three deaths! The first came on Sunday night when we found out that one of my sisters best friends died from a battle with Cancer. It was hard, but we knew it was coming and we survived.

The next death came the following Day when my mom's boss and life mentor was found dead in his apartment. At the time, they thought it was from a heart attack or stroke from natural causes, however after investigation they are considering the possibility that someone killed him intentionally. This has been hard on my mother, he was her friend, someone she really admired.

The third death happened last night. And this is where the water works come in. Ryan Fischer was an amazing person. Like seriously, think of the all around best, most caring, religious, fun, and positive person you know and I promise you they aren't even half the guy Ryan was. He had 7 Varsity letters and had less than 3 months until graduation. He was an inspiration. He died last night in his sleep. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which I must say fits him perfectly. he had the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known. I grew up with Ryan. He went to my elementary school and lived three streets away from me. On my way to school today, I passed his house, I saw the ambulance, and police cars line the street. I didn't realize what was going on. I didn't realize that I was 10 feet away from his body, that he was no longer alive. I had no idea when I passed that ambulance, and now, its all I can think about..

RIP Ryan. You are so loved and wonderful. I will forever remember you as will anyone else who had the opportunity to know you. You were a real life angel and that doesn't change just because we can't see you anymore.

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Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:01:22 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/they-say-death-comes-in-threes
I'm stuck. http://sett.com/princessposts/im-stuck I keep trying to write about him, I want everyone to know how amazing he is and everything that I find to be so wonderful, but I can't. It's just, I don't know when I woke up this morning I was so giddy and excited, and I walked into school in such a good mood! But now that I'm sitting here in class, I think I need to rethink my strategy. I mean, just because we had an eight hour conversation via text yesterday doesn't mean anything does it? And the fact that I basically told him I liked him doesn't mean anything either right? He could still be completely clueless. At least I hope.. I like him, and i'm going to tell him straight forward eventually, but i think I need to wait until after the banquet. I don't want to make things awkward for him, myself, or anyone else on the team...

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:16:08 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/im-stuck
Rest in Peace... How about no. http://sett.com/princessposts/rest-in-peace-how-about-no CANCER SUCKS.

Last night just after 10:00pm heaven gained another beautiful angel. Her name was Alyssa and she was only 15 years old. She had battled cancer, beaten it, and was knocked down again. She was an inspiration. She made it known to everyone that just because she had a terrible disease didn't mean she was different from everyone else. She loved to dance, she wore a sparkly pink dress to her freshman homecoming dress this year, and she would send her friends the ugliest snapchats imaginable. She wanted the world to see her, not her illness. Just last week she was at an elementary school, talking to young kids about the C word, and now, she's gone.

Alyssa was one of my sister's very best friends. As a big sister, it was so hard for me to hear about Alyssa's passing and to have to hold my sister while she cried her eyes out. I spent the night in her bedroom and rubbed her back for hours until she finally fell asleep. My sister is only a freshman, she should not have to lose a friend while she's this young. I can't imagine what it must be like for Alyssa's family. Especially her older sister.

Everyone keeps posting things about her, even those people who never knew her. I know their showing their sympathy/ support or whatever but its complete bull crap. They could have given her their support while she was still alive. They could have been her friend, or done something to make her smile on the days she was feeling terrible. But no, they wait until after she's gone and then they post things via facebook or twitter about her and how they're in tears... They have no right to cry, they didn't even know her. If I have to stay strong for my sister, they should at least have the decency to not publicize the fact that they can't even keep it together when they haven't really lost anything.

Everyone says "Rest in Peace Alyssa" but the truth is, she won't. She's gone to heaven, the most wonderful place ever. She won't be resting, anyone who has ever met Alyssa knows how energetic and obnoxious she was. lol. She will be up there dancing and laughing and having a grand time. She won't be resting, or peaceful, she will be bouncing off the walls causing lots of trouble, that's just who she is and it shouldn't be any other way.

These next few days are going to be so hard with the funeral and everything, I just hope that I can be strong for my sister, I won't forget Alyssa and everything she stood for. We are all the same no matter what happens to us. We are human, we are one.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:06:39 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/rest-in-peace-how-about-no
The Time is NOW! http://sett.com/princessposts/the-time-is-now Well, here we are! It's Wednesday and tonight we are headed to Auburn Hills to cheer on our six boys this weekend! I am oh so excited! This is what we've been working towards all season! Tomorrow we will be headed to the palace, but tonight is our time to have fun! The guys have practice after school, but then they will be boarding the buses and making the drive. I am so excited I'm shaking! We have two suites which will be nice. One is for the parents/fans to hangout in and watch wrestling from, the other one is on the top level for the boys. This is where they can go to take a nap, relax, run a few laps to make weight, or just get away from everyone. It will be nice for them, but I hope they hangout in the parents suite more than they hangout in their own suite. I want to hangout with them! Hopefully tonight I'll get to hangout with them a lot! Our hotel is supposed to be really nice. Like, I guess each room has a "living room" and then there's another door that leads to the bedroom. Basically, I'm just very excited and I'm so proud of all of the six boys who've made it.

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:13:17 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/the-time-is-now
Top eight in State http://sett.com/princessposts/top-eight-in-state Well, we made it to the Kellogg Arena, which means that we were one of the top 8 Division two teams in the state! So that's pretty cool! Unfortunately, we lost to Niles in the first round. A lot of our guys did really well, but we started at heavy weight and that kind of killed us. There's always next year though! I am so proud of my team and how far they've come. They've really worked hard this season and for 6 of them, its not over yet! We still have individual states this weekend and I am OH SO EXCITED! We have reserved two suites at the Palace this weekend, one for the wrestlers and one for the parents. Also, we are going down to our hotel on Wednesday Night!! Which means I get to miss school on THURSDAY ANDDD FRIDAY! I just hope I get to talk to my Knight in shining armor a bit.. I will not be a distraction though. He needs to win. and i think he has the potential to be a state champion! (KNOCK ON WOOD!)

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:20:55 +0000 http://sett.com/princessposts/top-eight-in-state