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Texas State Baseball Team Hero

Check out my feature story over the Texas State baseball team student manager Will Grant.

(Thanks to Luke Sherley, Granger Studdard and Coach Jeremy Fikac for being apart of the interview. Also a big thank you to the Texas State baseball team, and Sports Information Department for making this interview and story possible.)

By: Kiersten Ehr
Twitter: @KierstenEhr

Texas State Football Players Give Back To Community On Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2016
By: Kiersten Ehr

For Valentine’s Day this year some of the Texas State football players decided to give back to the community and elderly by stopping by the San Marcos Rehabilitation and Health Care center.

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The Texas State football players involved were Gabe Schrade, Kian Scheonborne, Inoke Langi, Jordan Mittie, Willie Williams, Stedman Mayberry, Will Copa, Karee Berry, Jeff Banks, Louis Rubin and Cody Casey.

The residents at the healthcare center were all smiles as the football players danced with them and gave the women roses.

 

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Texas State football player Gabe Schrade organized this event to make a difference for others who might be alone on Valentine’s Day at the healthcare center.

“We organized this to give back to the elderly and people in the nursing home. We wanted to dance with them and give them a fantastic Valentine’s Day,” said Schrade.

 

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Jamie Vanostrom, a resident at the San Marcos Rehabilitation and Health Care center, said that people in nursing homes are often forgotten and that she was very glad the football players came to see them. Vanostrom said, “It made our day.”

Rena Herrera, a nurse at the center, said that it was nice having the Texas State football players volunteer.

“We felt the emotion from all of their years through their hands when we danced.
It was really special not only for them but for us as well.  We definitely got more than we probably gave,” said Schrade.

 

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“I had a great time. This brightened my day, just talking to older people about where they are from and what they like to do. It touched my heart a little bit,” said Cody Casey, a Texas State football player.

The Texas State football players may have delivered Valentines but their hearts were touched today by residents at the San Marcos Rehabilitation and HealthCare Center.

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Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day
Until The Next Time,
Your SportsChic
~Kiersten Ehr~

Follow Me on Twitter @KierstenEhr

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Having Peace With Your Career Path

By: Kiersten Ehr
Jan. 25. 2016

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First off I know that since it’s a new year some people may feel anxious, nervous, stressed out if you have a new job, looking for a job, feel too old but still need to work or simply have no idea what you want to do with your life…

I have some helpful advice for you to feel more positive and optimistic about your career path.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE FRIENDS.

Even I admit at first I was anxious to pursue a career in sports broadcasting that consists of mainly men, but you know what I made a name for myself with my strong work ethic, and so can you!

STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM SHOWS HUMILITY

During my orientation at my new internship for Time Warner Cable in Austin, I met the News Director Micheal Pearson who gave incredible advice about keeping humility. Mr. Pearson told the interns he jumped into a new career path from print journalism to broadcast television in San Antonio at about the age of 40.
With no education in mass communication only in journalism, at Texas State (Go Bobcats) Mr. Pearson said that he once  worked a 3 a.m. shift since that was the entry level position at that time.  Having shown humility to work his way up, Mr. Pearson proved himself at the age of 40 when he was up against 20-year- olds. Now Mr. Pearson is the News Director for Time Warner Cable in Austin.
The moral of the story is that people notice when you show humility, initiative and determination to reach your goals. 

I encourage all of you to make sure you find a job or career you are absolutely passionate about, because you don’t want to live with regrets of “what ifs” friends.
Even if you have a job that pays less than $10 an hour but you love what you do- then stick with what you love. Money doesn’t equal happiness. 


 

I found these amazing quotes that prove that you should live a life you love.
The famous saying goes, “LOVE WHAT YOU DO.” 

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs 


“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou


 

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

-Steve Jobs

Remember to Choose Joy and Find a Job You Love
Until the Next Time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr
Follow me on Twitter @KierstenEhr 
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