So I thought we’d start this week off with a discussion: Is there someone who inspired you and has drastically changed your life? It’d be super easy to say your mother or father, but to make you think a bit harder we’ll say that it can’t be a family member. I was a little stumped when I first came up with this question, but then I realized who, or more precisely what, it was: the US gymnastics team of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
That might seem a bit odd, but let me explain how they so drastically changed my life. When I watched them that summer I was enchanted with their strong yet flexible, quick yet smooth movements and I decided that I wanted to do that. It wasn’t until a few years later that I got my chance. My Mom wanted to pull me out of school and home school me. I resisted until my mother informed me that if I was home schooled then I would have time for gymnastics. I was sold. That began my gymnastics career,which lasted for 7 years and lead to being a competitive Trampolinist, working at a circus school, and taking dance classes. The dance classes eventually lead me to spending more time with the man who is now my husband.
So there you have it; watching the Summer Olympics back in 1996 changed my life in such a way that I fell in love with my husband. It’s amazing how little things can bring about big changes.
How about you? Who inspired a major change in your life? Was there something that, looking back, you can tell made a significant difference in your life?…or am I the only one?