2018 Resolution Update: February

Everyone makes resolutions for the new year. I know that this January was so long that felt like a whole year, but nope, we still have eleven more months to go. Time to check in and see if I’ve been working on reaching the goals I set for myself.

Resolution #1: Do fewer things, better

I’m playing and coaching in three tournaments from this weekend to regionals. I’m also TDing on Saturday (shoutout to Kim Cheng and Ra Hopkins for being the best co-TDs a girl could ask for) and hosting a US National Team tryout on Sunday.

So yeah, I’d say that I’m failing at this one so far. But like I said last month, I made commitments and I’m planning on seeing them through. Both teams are absolutely worth the work I put into them.

SJSU is a college team full of players who deserve to play at nationals more than I ever did. The Skrewts have a seven-year legacy to uphold. Both are on the bubble of qualifying. It’s rough being this invested in two teams like that, but it’s worth it. Why?

Dick Vermeil Quote

Shoutout to SJSU Club Sports for the inspiration.

Whatever else I might say about this season, I can’t say that it hasn’t been exciting so far.

Resolution #2: Keep a regular workout schedule

Define “regular.” I don’t go to the gym on the same days every week and I haven’t been watching my diet while I travel. However, I have been going at least twice a week and I watch what I week during the week… most of the time.

I haven’t been at my parents’ house long enough to weigh myself, but when I swung by this morning to pick some things up, my dad asked if I’d lost weight. I haven’t seen him in a month, so I’ll take that as progress.

Resolution #3: Try to focus on the positive

This is a harder one to weigh in on. I have definitely caught myself mid-rant a few times this month. On the other hand, I have been much kinder to myself, which was the real reason I chose this as a resolution. I’ve dialed back the self-deprecating humor, I’ve tried to avoid the things that piss me off, and I’ve focused on self-improvement.

On second thought, consider that resolution a win.

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