A scary topic for an ex-gymast. A scary topic for a female. A scary topic for humans in general.
'Dropped the ball' is the understatement of the century. I couldn't bring myself to watch Nassar's sentencing hearing this week (until the actual sentencing). I watched the first 4 days cringing and holding back tears while young ladies face the monster who sexually abused them. In the midst of those statements were unimaginable stories of … Continue reading How did this happen?
Still hanging in there? All you ex-athletes who are trying to become something greater. Those who are trying to achieve more after sport. Those essentially starting from the bottom of something totally and completely new. Recently I have realized that my peak age was not 16, or 18, or 22. I refuse to let the … Continue reading Identity Crisis? Part II
I haven't been writing a whole lot lately. I have replaced writing with reading, praying, and hoping things begin to fall into place for my precisely laid out plan for my future. I needed to take some time to fix myself. A good friend told me, "Your mind is like an ankle sprain. Sometimes you … Continue reading What The Future Holds
What happened to wanting to be a doctor, a vet, a firefighter, a teacher, even a movie star? A career in which you set your sights on long before the journey even really begins? Do I love my job? Sure. Will I do it forever? Probably not, but I'll stay in the production field because that's … Continue reading Career Path
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEMeoeriz78 I never went to prom, I never went on spring break, I never went to Friday night football games, and I never had the summer off for family vacations. Gymnastics is a year-round sport, and the offseason was exponentially worse than season. But man did I love it. I grew up in the … Continue reading Identity Crisis
Dear Teammates, You are the ones who have seen me at my worst (crying in the fetal position), at my angriest (yelling at the coach and storming out of the gym), and at my best (all the medals, first places, and successful routines). You are the ones who have embraced me through it all, … Continue reading A Letter to my Teammates
As baseball season comes to an end, sports enthusiasts are looking forward to a fall season full of pumpkin flavored Starbucks drinks, cooler temperatures, and football! It's refreshing how loyal a person can be to a team. Professional, college, and even high school football fans have high hopes for their team. Many people watch their … Continue reading NFL Football