For as long as I can remember my mum’s parting words as she drops me to training are…have fun. So that’s what I try to do every session -even in competition. If I am happy and having fun, even when I compete, then the more consistently I perform. I guess because I am performing relaxed.
Diving to me is FUN and if fun were an acronym for me it would mean: Friendships, Unbelievable experiences and New challenges.
Transitioning from gymnastics to diving as a 10 year old was a hard decision but one I do not regret for one minute because I have made some amazing lifelong friends. My diving friends are like family (Well I do spend nearly as many hours with them) and my closest friendships are with girls that live in every corner of Australia who I have met through diving. It is actually really good to have friends in your sport who get you, have similar goals, who you can have fun with and who I can face time daily! (thanks social media)
Diving has provided me with some of my most memorable and unbelievable experiences. To date I have traveled to Singapore, Amsterdam, Dresden and Russia with my diving and I am certainly keen to add more to that list. Experiencing other cultures, making friends around the globe all while doing what you love to do is definitely my idea of fun.
I love the hard work and pain of intense training and achieving goals I set for myself-to me this is fun. I love that every day provides a new challenge and I am surrounded by inspirational athletes who motivate me to work hard. I love turning up for training and challenging myself to be better than I was the day before and achieving goals I set for myself.
I truly feel lucky that I get to have fun every day and that I get to do it in my AMANZI’s. I hope you are having fun and doing what makes you happy too.
Until next month