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Thank You Gymnastics

Auburn Gymnastics

Thank You Gymnastics…

For teaching me how to work day in and day out for what I want.  When the alarm goes off before the sun comes up and I want nothing more than another 10 minutes of sleep, I get up.  Why?  Because I have dreams to chase.  When my classmates went to high school football games on Friday nights, I went to practice and when my friends went to tropical paradise islands for spring break, I spent my days in the gym.  I traded the sandy hair for the chalky air, but ultimately it has gotten me to where I am today.

I traded the sandy hair for the chalky air, but ultimately it has gotten me to where I am today.

Thank You Gymnastics…

For challenging me.  The workouts may be the same each and every day, but there are new challenges that go along with them.  I wouldn’t trade a thing for all of the obstacles and roadblocks that have come up along the way because from them I have learned SO many lessons about perspective, timing, and gratefulness.

Thank You Gymnastics…  

For some of the longest and hardest days of my life.  You taught me to keep pushing when there’s nothing left in the tank.  All of those days we spent doing hardcore strength training to prepare for competition season paid off in the end.  These are the days that we will never get back.

Thank You Gymnastics…  for some of the longest & hardest days of my life. You taught me to keep pushing when there’s nothing left in the tank.

Thank You Gymnastics…

For giving me the chance to create such strong bonds with some of the greatest people in the world.  I couldn’t imagine my life without some of the most influential teammates.  They’ve been through it all with me, the good and the bad.  When it’s all said and done, we are going to miss the eternal grind and the intense atmosphere, but the memories will never disappear from our minds.  Any and every teammate I’ve had in the past has taught me so much and ultimately helped shape me into the person I am today… and for that I am so grateful. 

Thank You Gymnastics…

For teaching me that it's not about the medal that you earn, but the things that you learn.  You've embedded character traits like accountability and a strong work ethic into who I am as a person from such young age.  Although I spent what felt like every waking minute of my childhood in the gym, I wouldn’t change it for the world.  As I’ve grown in age and wisdom, I have learned that these traits can easily be transferred to any aspect of my life. 

Thank You Gymnastics…

For giving me every necessary tool to be successful in my future endeavors even though our time together is quickly coming to an end.

… and finally…

Thank you Gymnastics for being my EVERYTHING over these last 15 years.  Although I’m learning that my gymnastic abilities don’t define who I am as a person, I will forever give you the credit for creating the strong, passionate, and determined woman that I am today.