On mediocrity

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets I was working through a couple of things mentally last night, trying to figure out how to fix my bench, examining all the aspects of it that need work from…

Easterns 2016

It is perfectly possible to hold two seemingly conflicting ideas in your head at the same time, which is why I can say that I am both extremely pleased and incredibly disappointed with my most recent meet. Sounds silly, I suppose, but in a meet like this one, I don’t compare myself to other people,…

Because I made a Promise

Fear doesn’t always make sense. That’s not to say there isn’t a reason for it or that it doesn’t serve a purpose, but often it outstays its usefulness. Often it becomes a habit or something we are so wrapped up in that seeing past it is like standing in the middle of an isolated field…

This shit isn’t easy

Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. One cinnamon bun was harmed in the writing of this post.  Everybody is…

First World Problems

Foreward: Any and all decisions made here are about me, my body and my life and should in no way reflect on anyone else’s choices. My thoughts about this process and my body are also not reflective of anyone who lives with, is friends with, coaches, helps or assists me in any way. I make…