This 2018 summer with the National Team was a tough one for me personally; a lot of injuries and a lot of daily battles. Before traveling to Japan for World Championships I came back to the Sunshine Coast during our one day off to attend a “GRL POWER” event focusing on inspiring young females from all the elementary schools to be positive ambassadors in sport. My goal was to inspire them but it turns out they inspired me just the same.
Decided to fly up a mountain for our one-year wedding anniversary courtesy of SkyHelicopters. It was of course, one of the most surreal experiences and I think I would fly to this spot everyday if I had the chance. Check out this post to view the gallery!
We are taught mathematics and sciences, biology and anatomy, how to be polite, how to dress for an interview, how to write a cover letter, how to impress someone on a first date, when to text your crush back, yet we are never taught anything on grief. Not one thing.
First of all: Wow. What. A. Day. Leading up to our date everyone was continually telling us that it FLYS by. Rudy and I were really intentional about setting aside some time for ourselves as well, in and amongst the wedding hustle leading up to the day, as well as on the actually wedding day.
After so many summers and years spent with the Canadian Senior National team, it was hard for me to even imagine taking the summer off; team comes first!That has been engrained in my head ever since I was a child and during the many competitive teams I have been a part of. Year after year I’ve packed my bags to head out and join the National team.