It's crazy to think that my 4th year of professional soccer is winding down. Sure, I am anxious to get home to see my family and friends and give my body some rest, but part of me feels hungry to continue playing. My last three off-seasons having consisted of training indoors in a 5-a-side field with a constant worry that I may or may not find a team for that upcoming season. Lucky enough for me, I have been able to continue my journey.
My career has turned out far from luxurious, but I am ok with that. The players that showcase their luxurious lives on social media in our day in age is something every player aspires to have, but not everybody is able to achieve that. I truly love the game and it has shown me that there is more to life than that. I finally understand the meaning of "hard-work" and it's something that will translate to whatever I decide to do when I decide to hangup the boots when that day comes. Without hard-work, I know I would never be where I am today. For those that have put in the hard-work into playing at any level know that the good days will ALWAYS outweigh the bad days.
My youth, collegiate, and professional career has also given me the opportunity to build a special bonds with current and former teammates/staff. I can't say I keep in touch with every single one of those people, but I have built a great circle of friends with lots of wonderful memories with those that I am able to keep in contact with.
I would love to give a shoutout to everyone that has been supportive and helpful in the past year, but this list would never end and you guys would probably never read another one of my posts. Shoutout to Natalie for joining me on this journey in Finland these past few months. Also, a shoutout to Anna and Boris who have been supportive of helping me achieve my childhood dream. As this year concludes, I look forward to what my future holds for me and continuing to build the legacy that I will look back on with no regrets. One love everyone!