“Hardship often prepares an ORDINARY person for an EXTRAORDINARY destiny.”
This quote is something that I believe in wholeheartedly. These last two years of my gymnastics “career” have been a struggle to say the least, but I realize now that I would NEVER have become the person that I am today without these struggles.
An injury can shatter your dreams OR you can use the experience to change EVERYTHING!
I LOVE this sport tons—truly with all my heart and soul—But I also learned that I am so much more than just a gymnast. I have learned that I can be a leader on the sidelines. I love encouraging others! I love to see happiness in people around me— So, I have spent the last 2 years finding my way and realizing that one person can truly make a difference in this world.
I have learned that LIFE is not just about ME— it is about WE! That is truly why making a difference can change everything. When you stop obsessing about yourself—your own goals and put others first—things just have a way of working out.
The PURE happiness that I have found in volunteering, organizing food and clothing drives for people in need, making heating pads for the Children’s hospital…. There TRULY is no greater happiness than helping others. I LOVE finding new ways to make an impact on this world and helping others.
I have learned that LIFE does NOT always go your way, but if you look for the silver lining… things always have a way of working out. Every day brings new challenges OR new opportunities– it just depends how you look at it!
I have learned to ENJOY the journey. Life is not just about the destination. I have found joy in the little successes and that just makes life better.
I know that someday I will change the world…but my story isn’t finished. I will make every single day count. In school, gymnastics, volunteering and my Faith. My parents have always told me –Faith can move mountains—now I understand.
ANYTHING is possible if you believe in yourself and are willing to work for it.
Stay tuned… my story is just beginning—and the rest is still unwritten.