Forgive yourself and remember that these moments are only to remind that we are all human. Get back up and climb back up where you belong.
Don’t tear your athletes down and say it’s to make them mentally tough. The world is going to do enough tearing them down, be the one who can pick them and teach them to fight back. Choose to build your athlete up, don’t abuse your privilege to make a difference in a kid’s life.
This toxic environment can leave some athletes feeling weak, defeated, and hopeless. It’s difficult to imagine an athlete to struggle with their mental health because they are trained to not show weakness and just shake it off. Unfortunately, you can’t just shake off mental illness and this leaves many athletes to suffer in silence.
Back in February, I did something that I never thought I’d be able to accomplish and it all started with my first ever blog post, published one year ago. A simple piece with such a big message took me down a road I never even imagined. Now, the piece didn’t go viral but it led … Continue reading Inside The Mind of a Successful Student-Athlete: A Year Later
Pre-k I started my education at a small school down the street from my grandparent's house. I made friends that I would eventually lose because we went on to two different schools. One day I lost my favorite Dora pencil. Before I lost it, we had an assignment to write numbers. With that pencil, … Continue reading Not Perfect, Not Enough