I’m going to be completely transparent and honest with you all right now. I feel so much pressure right now to “make a comeback.”
Whether it is self inflicted or not, there’s a large element of truth in feeling this way.
There’s a lot of people who genuinely care about following this sport, it’s athletes, and me.
I don’t like using the word “comeback” because there’s honestly nothing backwards about the direction of growth I’ve experienced over the last three years of not competing.
Though I would say almost none of that growth was in the SUP and fitness department.
I am not the same woman, athlete, or coach that I was. I have changed, evolved, expanded, and released a whole of “Me”
Who I think I am
Who you think I am
Who I think you think I am
Why any of that is important….
(Could do a whole separate post on Image)
And I honestly had to feel long and deep into whether or not I wanted to pursue this sport at all moving forward.
And the responding answer is Yes
Yes I do.
But not because I want to be the best or look the best or even to Win,
But because being an incredible athlete is my Gift. (Life, divine, god-given, however you like to think of it)
And helping, inspiring, motivating, and coaching others to move their bodies in ways that feels so good, push them out of their comfort zones, get them out on the water, and feel empowered through sport is still my purpose
It always has been and for now will continue to be my purpose, my Why, and the reason you will be seeing me “back” on the start line this year.
Thank you to @sicmaui and @blackprojectsup for sticking with me through a long press on the pause button.
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