I apologize to anyone who has been waiting for blog post number 2. I guess I lied when I said that this time I was going to do a better job updating it 🙂
Well, there is a mere 3 months to catch up on! So I’ll do my best.
On the girlsCAN front, we had an awesome Elite Camp in the Summer with about 25 motivated high school players, some of whom flew in from Alberta for the 3 day session. 3 of my absolute favourite people and coaches were there to help run the sessions–Ash, Ceilidh and Joy came all the way in from Florida to help out for the week and more importantly have an excuse to hang out in Vancouver! I dont think there is anything I enjoy more than working with girls who just want so badly to get better and reach their potential. We had great weather and a great week. We’re just in the midst of getting 2009 planned for the College Prep Program and have some awesome things in the works that we hope continues to open up doors for those girls who are dying to go through them and see where their hard work with soccer can lead them.
For me personally it was quite a journey this year. There is this poem called Don’t Quit that I have read religiously through the ups and downs of my own soccer career, so needless to say there has been far more downs than ups and my paper with the poem on it is a little well worn 🙂 The last few lines of the paragraph was strangely prophetic to what happened to me this year and how things ended up:
And you never can tell how close you are, It might be near when it seems afar. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. Its when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
I guess you’ll have to keep reading to find out what happened!