I'm a perfectionist. I freely admit it. Which is why, after committing myself fully to training for my last show, it hurt so badly to end up where I did. With a physique that was much improved over last season. Unfortunately, I put everything else after my training, including 1. my new marriage, and 2. getting settled into my new home. Can I do it over? Of course not. Can I change what I'm doing going forward? Absolutely. A few things I learned last weekend...
-Wherever I end up in the placings, judges can't take away the kind of person I am. I'm a lot of things, and defeated by opinions shouldn't get me down.
-I have the world's most supportive husband, who would do anything and everything to make me happy. And I, sadly, have yet to return the favor.
-My relationship with my brother and sister in law is vastly improved from a few years ago, and going to Milwaukee and visiting after the show was the highlight of my weekend.
-Eric is dead on at sacrifice flies on the softball field. :)
-When buying a "joint gift," it's better to wait until closer to the one recipient's birthday...ha ha...you know who I'm talking to! :)
-Training needs to fit in with life, and not the other way around.
-I'm still the same person, regardless of where I end up. And I have a lot to offer, things that some people will never have a chance to see, nor care about.
-My team and coach set a new precedent when it comes to support.
-I'll always be my own worst critic.
“If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.” Calvin Coolidge
Here's to making progress. They can knock me down, but they can't take me out.