Leave it fate to always throw a curve ball my way: a cancelled flight and some travel readjustments. But now I’m all squared away for tomorrow’s journey. I haven’t packed yet, I usually pack the night before and set a time limit so I don’t wander off distracted or forget anything. At least I’ve got a list for starters…and it includes as much USA gear I can possibly wear over a span of 10 days. Not to mention, Old Glory is in there too, I’ll be carrying her with me to wave proudly.
This is not the first time I don the red, white and blue, nor do I intend for it to be anywhere near my last. My trip brings back memories of my 2010 experience with the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. We came home silver medalists, losing to Belgium in 4 tough sets. Hopefully a gold is in store for me this trip, we’ll have to see how the training and competitions go, but regardless, it’s the experience, the thrill and rush of proudly representing the Red, White and Blue.
I’m so excited to represent my country at the Girl’s Junior National Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We’ll be competing against a group of USA Teams and potentially international groups as well. More to come tomorrow as I make my way to Minnie!