I haven't written in quite awhile but I truly have been more busy than ever and the one hour of down time I did have, I ended up watching Parks & Recreation and falling asleep right away anyhow. But I'm back!
I've been making whales, doing field work and organizing my entire life into a prius!
I was chatting with my BFF Erika earlier this week and we noted how much more homeless we both are since meeting each other - both working towards the ultimate goal of being a professional touring disc golfer. What a dream. She just bought herself a rv style van to live in for her 2017 season! It'll be nice to have a friend on the road with me next year.
Whale things are going swimmingly (BAH) as I passed up the 1,000 whale mark by a few hundred last week! There are at least 4 tournaments this year that have Whale Sacs for players packs which I'm super happy about, though it hasn't been a walk in the park trying to produce that many while also getting my life together AND touring, but I'm learning how to run a business on the road. Everything is packed up into Penelope Prius including my sewing machine and all of the inventory and discs and you name it, while my house is in storage for the summer. I also have a place to rest my head in my car if I don't have a place to stay. You'd be surprised how much room there is!
I'm currently in Austin, TX re-writing this blog post...staying at a new friend, Lisa's house getting ready to play Texas Women's Championships. This is my first stop of 3 in Texas this month, and I'll get to see the Discmania crew again after this tournament. Speaking of Discmania, I'm happy to say I have my own Discmania discs with my Whale Sacs stamp on them!! I have a handful of FD's which is pretty much the most amazing disc I've ever thrown, as well as some P2 putters and some beautiful mini's. There is something really special about having your logo printed on your favorite belonging.
As for throwing actual frisbees, I got to do some field work during my time off from tournaments and learned a lot as usual. I really encourage everyone to get out to a field, not a course, film yourself and figure out what's REALLY going on with your throw and what needs to be fixed. This time I learned that angles are really important, and also that I've been approaching the teebox without much intensity. That has to change if I want to be a distance thrower. It is my goal over the next 2 years to be a crusher! I can get around 300-330 fairly consistently right now but I want to blow that number out of the water! I'm hoping my field work doesn't interfere with my tournaments coming up as it often takes awhile for changes to set in, but I guarantee the changes will help in the long run.
I will try to be more diligent with updates, but moral of the story is I'm happy, I'm for REAL on tour now, I'm homeless, and I like it that way.
Keep throwing, chase your dreams and love your life as hard as you can.
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