#flashbackfriday When I visited my family last week, my mom gave me a picture I hadn’t seen in years from Level 10 Nationals when I was 18 years old. ——————————————-⭐️
I had given this picture to my Grandma Pacheco right after the event in 2004, and when she passed away a few years ago, my aunt returned the picture to my parents.This brings back memories, let me tell you! ——————————————-⭐️
I had to work HARD post shoulder surgery to stay in gymnastics just 2 years prior to this event. At the time I was devastated by the setback, which caused me to sit out a year, and was followed by a growth spurt... it felt like years of hard work went to nothing... —————————————————⭐️
...but I gave myself no options when it came to making a come back. I devoted myself 100% to making a full recovery, and I wholeheartedly believe that is why I was able do so. And that is also why I am still able to enjoy the sport today! ——————————————⭐️
The mind is a powerful thing. This picture is a firm reminder to me: whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.