Tag Archives : goals

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…

My Path to the Olympics: Part 2


"Hold the vision. Trust the process." ~Unknown   Before reading this post, check out Part 1 here!   After a lot of deliberation and discussion with my husband, I finally decided that I had to leave the indoor National Team behind, and try to qualify for the Olympics on the beach. I would be 30 years old going into the…

My Path to the Olympics: Part 1


"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in." ~Bill Bradley   Over the past 6 months, I have gotten several questions from young athletes regarding how I became an Olympian. There is obviously a lot that goes into qualifying for the Olympics, but I thought that I would go over my story, and outline the…

The Importance of Goal-Setting


"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ C.S. Lewis   When I look back on my life, one of the consistent themes seems to be “change” (slightly paradoxical, I know). Over the past 13 years, I have played for 8 different teams in 6 countries, learned 2 new languages, and picked…