I’ve tried and failed multiple times to start a blog that had a theme…something concrete that I could consistently write about. Well to tell you the truth, restricting yourself makes writing harder not easier. So this is my attempt at being consistent with myself, writing about whatever I want, whenever I want.
This blog is not just about writing posts, it’s also a way for me to explore how I can use different mediums to reach people.
A little bit about myself, I am a 22 year old college student currently attending Northeastern University. I am a goalie in ice hockey, I am a member in the pep band, and I commentate for our college video stream during games. I’ve been coaching hockey and lacrosse for the past five years and I intend to continue coaching as much as I can for the rest of my life. I love traveling. I love music. I enjoy sitting with friends and having a beer just talking about whatever comes to mind.
The original title of the blog was “Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.” It is a quote from the HBO series Game of Thrones (some of you may have heard of it). Petyr Baelish has this awesome monologue about climbing to the top and it’s all just an illusion, everything except for the climb. In life we are all constantly climbing, and the illusion of a perfect life is constantly prominent. Even though it is still the name of the webpage linked to the blog, I changed actual title of the blog to “Adventures in a Red Blazer”. If you don’t follow me on twitter, or instagram, (@amdion13), then you probably haven’t heard about the #redblazer. Let me tell you a story.
I started sidelining for the men’s hockey games, and they went 0-8-1 over their first nine games. On Saturday November 15th, they had a home game against UNH. This was also our Homecoming weekend, and my birthday weekend. I decided to go to Express earlier that day to look for a birthday present to myself, and that’s where I found the red blazer. I bought it on a whim, specifically to use it during that night’s game, I also bought myself killer heels, and I 30% of the outcome to the shoes, but anyway, back to the blazer. So I wear it to the game, and I look smoking (no joke), and then the game starts. After the ups and downs of 60 minutes of hockey, the Northeastern Huskies came out on top with a 2-1 win, their first of the season. From there the #redblazer campaign was born. It became lucky for the men’s team, but unfortunately didn’t have the same impact for the women’s team. My final record for the men is 2-1 (3-1 if you count the game where I wore it but was in a different time zone, namely Seattle).
#redblazer is a rally cry, and it symbolizes everything that Northeastern is about.