This last week has been another interesting one, but more of an internal battle than anything. I've got to admit, although I'm thoroughly enjoying my new lifestyle, I've struggled with parts I didn't think I would. I've worked full time for 8 years, with disc golf and Whale Sacs on the side. I'd say I easily put in 13-14 hour days, sometimes more with those 3 things. Now? I wake up when I want, I golf when I want, work when I want, wherever I want...sounds TERRIBLE right? Don't get me wrong here, I'm incredibly thankful and enthusiastic that this is my life now, however it hasn't come without a struggle.
Change can be hard. I've lost a ton of sleep the last few weeks and found my biggest transition to overcome (other than missing my favorite people) is giving myself a damn break for NOT working 13 hours per day. I had grown accustomed to working my ass off. I'd wake up at 4:30 am, sew some whale sacs, go to my banking job for 8 hours, putting practice on my 1 hour lunch break, then on to league for 3 hours after that, and quite possibly finish up the night with some more sewing or working on my website. It's so nice knowing there's time for the things I enjoy now but I'm still feeling the weight of my previous life pushing down on me. I finally had a chat with my sister and said "I think I need to stop being so hard on myself." and that's really all it took to get myself to take a breather. We all deserve a break from our own criticism. Breathe.
I've adjusted quite a bit more since last week and am settled into a new and beautiful location in my RV Elizabeth Trailer. Today on the way into town I got a flat tire, and what went through my mind was this:
"Well that's annoying...but I'm not in a hurry...dang, I wish I had my practice basket while I wait for AAA"
And that's about it. Life has lost a ton of stress, and that...is fantastic.
(P.s. if you've been waiting to buy a Whale Sac, now would be a great time ;) )
I'm really really happy.
On a related happy note, I shot one of my best rounds, in a very very long time yesterday- 1 under par, with a possibly fractured foot might I add. It's amazing what happens when you convince yourself that you're good at what you do. Hopefully I can keep up with that this weekend at the Phoenix Ladies Open! There are more than 80 women competing at this event, that's so rad!
As for the charity, we have some really exciting things a-brewing. We have a website to release in the vert near future, we're discussing ladies coverage and women's insider stories for the 2016 Memorial Championships and we're working on an event aimed towards local women's ultimate teams. I can't wait to get deeper into the planning for this (likely January).
Wish me luck at the Phoenix Ladies Open this weekend! And also to my home girls Erika Stinchcomb and Zoe Andyke!!! They're flying down here to compete in Open with me this weekend!
Love for everyone,
I've taken up drawing for disc stamps. It's a scorpion...not a lobster...OR a crab...
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