PART 2 of a New Year Blog Post

written by Asst. Head Coach Ashley

Coach Josh asked all of the coaches to write a blog for the new year. Some of you may have read part 1 of my post and are hoping I will finally tell you what my new goals are. I will, but a few things have happened in my life that are worth mentioning as they will strongly influence these new goals.

January 13th is always a tough day in my family. It’s the anniversary of my Dad’s death and the end of his battle with cancer. January 12th this year was shockingly difficult as well. That morning we found out that my mom has breast cancer. This seemed to change everything and yet nothing in my life in an instant. It also confirmed that I have my priorities straight for where I’m at in life right now.
My goals are horrible (from a coaching sense). They are not specific, based on time nor are they measurable. However, I believe that they are realistic and attainable.
*I will be a great coach. Not just a competent coach, but someone who can care for, teach and guide athletes to their goals. A coach that impacts lives in a positive manner.
*I will be someone that loves people around them. I’m not going to be happy and bubbly all the time, that’s just not me, but I want to be there for people and show them love, compassion and grace.
*I will be the kind of friend that others can ask to pray for them. I’m not ashamed of my faith and I want to be seen as someone who is steadfast in their faith through all of life not just in times that it’s easy.
*I will be fit enough to throw down in class, hop in on a 5k with a friend and every now and then do a few muscle ups.

These are the things that pull me out of bed each day, and what I will relentlessly continue to strive for.

*Mom update: She had surgery to remove the cancer and is responding well to treatments! She finished up radiation last month and is now in the process of setting a 5 year plan with her treatment team.