As I eagerly await its arrival, I look back on this year and can barely believe how far I’ve come as an athlete. Like Phoenix Gaston looking down from above, my view of my achievements is overwhelming to me. Pain is temporary because the feeling of achieving the results that I have is magnificent. It’s hard to believe its been me out there on that stage each of the past 4 shows and soon to be my 5th of the year. The dedication it took to get there, the time spent alone and working on my goals when others were out being social, not skipping workouts, not making excuses, not wishing for it, but working my butt off for it. It’s an unreal feeling to say the least. I had to make a decision a long time ago not to let the opinions of other steer my personal desires. My goals, my dreams and ultimately what is important to me has nothing to do with the next person. Anyone that hasn’t supported me, can feel free to drift off onto their own path in life. I no longer consume myself with what others think of me. It’s really not my place to worry about it.
With just one week to go, I’m definitely excited to go out with a bang. I’ve continued to make improvements from one show to the next in an effort to earn that coveted pro card. Time will tell, but I’ve been doing the work and I’m ready to show it off!
See you August 31st in Pittsburgh for my final show of the year!