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Interview with Megan Cyr


Interview time! This month’s interviewee is Megan Cyr. Megan is the current setter of the Canadian Women’s National Team, and is playing with me on the A1 Italian team, VBC Pomì Casalmaggiore! After a strong youth career and representing Canada on the Junior National team, she graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013. She has played professionally in Austria,…

Time Management as a Student-Athlete


“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” ~John C. Maxwell   Being a student-athlete is almost like having a full-time job. Between school, practices, games, etc. there just never seems to be enough time…

2017 Beach Volleyball World Tour Season in Review


“Time flies when you’re having fun” ;)   Wow. It feels like just yesterday that I was writing about the first tournament Melissa and I played together in Rio. Back then I thought that I would actually have time to do weekly blog posts (haha silly me), but it seems like I just blinked my eyes and the season was…

The Power of Vulnerability in Life and in Sport


“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they are never weakness.” ~Brené Brown   A few years ago, I watched a TED Talk by Brené Brown called “The Power of Vulnerability,” and it completely changed my life. Up to that point, I equated vulnerability with weakness. I thought that letting people see…

Rio 4-Star 2017 Recap


"And suddenly you just know... It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." ~Meister Eckhart   Last week, Melissa and I competed in our first tournament together. In what has probably been the latest start to the season either of us has ever experienced, we traveled down to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the FIVB World…

Interview with Kyla Richey


May is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we are going to skip our monthly interview! This month, I am featuring Kyla Richey. Kyla is a veteran on Canada’s Indoor Women’s National Volleyball team, and I had the privilege of sharing the court (and a house) with her for 3 years. She has played professionally all over Europe, in countries…

The Importance of Routine in Athletic Performance


“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” ~Mike Murdock   I LOVE routine. I am the kind of person that gets into a rhythm, and I have always found myself to be most comfortable in situations where I am able to develop that. I loved the routine of being in school, with classes in the morning…

My Favourite Beach Volleyball World Tour Stops


"Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport."   With the start of my team’s beach season coming up this week in Rio (yayyyy!!! can’t wait!!), I thought it would be fun to do a little post on my favourite FIVB World Tour stops! Compared to most people in the…

The Importance of Varied Interests as an Athlete


“I do not like the idea of happiness- it is too momentary- I would say that I was always busy and interested in something- interest has more meaning to me than the idea of happiness.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe   I think that no matter who you are, or what you do, the statement of having “too much of a good thing”…