This past weekend I competed at Nationals and things definitely didn't go as planned. I failed to place and for those who know me, anything less than winning is considered a failure- so it definitely rocked me a bit.
You may think this is pretty tragic and that I'm saying this because I'm looking for sympathy, however it's quite the opposite.
What I'd consider to be tragic is me having never given this a crack and never fully knowing the extent of my passion for this.
Where I'd be seeking sympathy is if I let this singular event deter me from pursuing a passion I'm entirely devoted to.
So thank you to everyone who supported me during this process and encouraged me to compete- I'm now aware of what I need to work on, which I never would have been had I not done this. I look forward to improving my craft and what lies ahead.