I've always had great respect for athletes, all kinds - noone really understands the kind of hard work, determination and perseverance that goes into their gruelling training, the kind of pressures they face and the trauma (physical, mental and emotional) they go through in the struggle becoming their best.
For someone to be told they can never do something they so passionately did for years is heartbreaking - but for them to fight all odds and do it again after years is beyond inspirational!
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I FREAKING DID IT!! 🙏🏼🙌🏽 For those of you that know my story know just how much this moment meant.
7 years ago, I did this exact skill and ended up dislocating both my elbows and having simultaneous reconstructive surgery ending my collegiate gymnastics career.
Doctors told me I would never swing again. And would struggle with my elbows the rest of my life. It is the only skill I have never gotten back up after a crash and done. This skill represents a lot of heart ache, depression and self growth for past 7 years of my life.
A month ago, I GOT BACK UP AND DID IT!!🙏🏼 It took me 4 attempts. Shown in order! Each attempt getting a new rip. Go figure! Being a gymnast most know how hard it is even taking a few months off to do a skill.
Accomplishing this 7 years later was probably one of the most humbling and surreal moments I have ever experienced. I finally have closure!! When someone tells you can't do something, don't let that stop you. YOU DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN AND CANT DO!
If you know of someone who needs to hear this please Share and let them know they are not alone!! ❤️