My first realization was that I tend to look at what's immediately ahead of me, operating in a chasm between living in the moment and seeing the big picture. I'm often too caught up in what's next to appreciate the moment I am in or how I got there. Despite how far I've come in sport, living in this chasm has often resulted in dissatisfaction where, the highs from my biggest achievements are short lived and the lessons from my past do little to shape my future.
While reflecting on my journey I've happened across memories I'd long since forgotten. My hope is to use this post for a frank and honest analysis of these memories to better understand and appreciate the person I've become today and what I can do better to shape the person I want to be in the future.