Dec 3, 2013

The first week of my life as a full time athlete....


 It's all happening! Just one month ago I was an extremely nervous person as I made a decision to pursue a dream of mine; to be a full time athlete. Friday was my last day at Mulgrave School... It was sad to leave the students and staff (I am still involved with some coaching and OE days.... YAY!)  but I would be lying if I didn't say I was also excited about the year ahead. I will miss so much about Mulgrave and I truly hope it is not good bye forever.... Infact, the Mulgrave community has installed extra motivation and faith inside of me as I step out of the comforts of the everyday living and live the exciting life of hard work and adventure.... Thank you for the positive support Mulgrave.

 Before I know it I will be in full swing of doing my thing in the world of SUP...

I got to initiate my first day as a "pro athlete" by giving an informal talk to 20 or so Quest University students. I chatted about choices, taking risks, and cherishing opportunities. I also got the chance to explain all the wonderful opportunities within SUP and how amazing this sport truly is. It was a great experience to be able to share my story with others in hopes of inspiring and motivating them to pursue their dreams.... It can be done my friends!

I am curious how the year to come will fill out and am realizing that it is totally up to me to steer it and allow it to flourish... which can be slightly stressful at times. I have some goals that I hope I can achieve throughout the year but I know whatever happens this year I will learn and experience a lot about myself, others, and the world.  Taking these first steps in making the choice to truly go for it was difficult but I am already filled with positive outcomes.

Right now I am in San Fran on the way to Puerto Rico to race at Paddle Royal.


Paddle Royal is a race I've been wanting to get to since its existence a few years ago.... I am pretty stoked to check out a new country, and meet a new SUP community....

this is only the beginning....so much more to come.

check out  supracer.com for updates on race results....

live, love, laugh,...DREAM!
lina


2 comments:

Joel Yang said...

Yeah Lina!!!! so stoked for you!!!

Jodi said...

Good for you Lina! Good luck!!