Since I was 5yrs old I had this burning desire to be the best soccer player I could be; to be a Professional Athlete; Gold Medalist at the Olympics; a Women's World Cup Champion.
I set goals, I trained, I sacrificed. I won: scored game-winning goals to win Championships. I lost: hit the post as the 5th PK shooter in a World Cup. I earned a FULL RIDE to the University of Notre Dame. I was a 2x All-American & Academic All-American. I was a 1st Round Draft Pick I played Professional Soccer for 7 years. I earned my way up to train and play with the USWNT. I was determined, relentless, focused. I constantly put in the work and was living out my dream. National Team. Olympics. World Cup. I was so close, yet I never reached the ultimate goal. I sweat, I cried, I struggled. I endured 11 surgeries in my career; Concussions, broken ribs and disappointments. I moved 10 times in 7 years. My 6 year relationship suddenly ended. Heartbreak, Loss, Frustration, Pain. A dream crushed, a heart broken, a body exhausted. I was Mentally, Physically, Emotionally drained... My identity for over 25 years was now lost.
Okay, it was time for a fresh start. I moved to Denver, CO in 2016 to pursue new passions, But truth is, I was LOST. I was holding on to bitterness, anger, frustration, jealousy. I felt alone, confused, and wanting my old life back.
Later that year I told my sister and friend that I always wanted to be a massage therapist. Within a few weeks I was enrolled into a 900 hour massage therapy program. It was a year of intense schooling and hundreds of hands-on hours, There was a lot of crying, a lot of growth, and in Sept of 2017 I graduated and became a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Since then I have continued to grow in knowledge and in my massage practice; I am now working with professional athletes, weekend warriors and people looking to better themselves. I began this journey because I wanted to use my experience and pain and help others get out of theirs. I know this is the just the beginning. I know this is more than just massage, more than just soccer. There is a reason for this. There is purpose in my pain.
I have a desire to share HOPE with the world, Through my experiences, my struggles, my obstacles... The PAIN, the frustration, the defeat... The JOY, the opportunity, the possibilities... The struggle, the determination, the perseverance... The SURRENDER... To ultimately inspire new hope and new strength... * A SURRENDERED STRENGTH *