Sunday Quote, 06/12/2021

Sunday Reflection Quote (Yes, on Tuesday cuz reasons). This is a long one, for me. For me to remember, learn, and grow…

Back in April I registered for the Inaugural Sacramento Valley Women’s Championship as a competitive goal to kick off summer break. I didn’t realize the tournament had an index cap of 9.4, nor did I realize it was a tourney drawing the top women amateurs in the region. I just wanted a golf tournament on my calendar lol.

At the time of registration, my index was a 10.5, so I reached out to the tournament director to share my mistake and to see if I could get a refund. He had the BEST response…Why don’t we wait until June 1st to see if you can get it down in two months? If not, full refund no problem. That lit a fire in me. I worked really hard practicing and playing more difficult courses/tees to see if I could do it. I was able to grind my index down to a 9.0. I had the green light!

Last Wednesday, I played my practice round at Haggin and had a quick wake up call regarding the difficulty of an incredibly long course (combo tips/blue/white) coupled with impeccable lightning fast greens. Due to the length, I knew I wouldn’t be able to get on in regulation (already an area to improve), so I adjusted my game plan with a goal to at least break 90 each day.

Day 1: Last group to tee off at 1:30 and toasty hot. Massive butterflies and deep breaths. Solid drive down the first fairway, solid shots in and lip out par putt=bogey. I was off to a good start until hole 4 when my second shot was a baby fade and barely trickled into the water. Drop=water. Drop and club up=water. Drop and lay up left=safe. Penciled a blasted 10 on a par 5. I was 8 over in the first 4 holes=toast. Reset and bogey hole 6 yada yada 51 on the front. On in reg hole 10 and had a 5 putt; yes five. Triple=absolute nightmare. Reset. Next hole=par. Bogey-Bogey-Par-Triple-Triple-Bogey. Closed the back with a 49 and 100. Shot a century and dead LAST in a field of 50 players. Disbelief, disappointment, shame, and lots of tears on the drive home.

Day 2: New day and new-ish mindset. First group off at 7am, so dew sweepers=course even longer. Good drive 1st hole and bogey. Hole 3…par 3 tee shot draw and had a down hill fried egg in the bunker. Blasted it out, but over the green and into the bushes. Had to take an unplayable with horrible options for a drop and no back swing. Punch, chip, and 3 putt. An 8 on a par 3; now 8 over in first 3 holes=burnt toast. Headed to hole 4, the one I had a 10 on the day before. Good grief. Reset and hit the sh*t out of my drive and parred that sucker!! 💪 Bogey-Bogey-Bogey-Triple (hazard)-Double for a 52. Even worse than the day before with a 101. Dead last spot secured. Seriously? I mean seriously. The tears couldn’t wait and tumbled out on the way to the car.

It’s taking me a bit to work through the waves of emotions—disappointment, defeat, disbelief, shame, and failure. I’m turning the corner realizing my hard work to be able to compete in such a competitive field was a triumph. To reset after insane blow up holes and persevere was a success. To put myself in the arena and have stretch goals is not failure. This experience will make me a better golfer and an even better coach. I know what I need to work on. Never give up, never surrender!

Thank you Memphis for supporting my goals and understanding the late nights practicing/playing to prepare. You being there when I was on the first tee Day 1 and when I came in on 18 on Day 2 meant the world to me. Thank you for the hugs, love, words, whiskey clinks, and Solley nachos. You’re wonderful! ❤️😘

I tried ⛳️💪

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Sunday Quote, 4/5/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Just like that, we’re all getting schooled. Ironically, while we try to flatten the curve, the learning curve is insanely steep. The levels of adversity we’re experiencing as individuals and as a collective spans a continuum. The end points unknown. I’m reminded we all perceive and process adversity differently. Each predicated on prior experiences; each equally valid. Here’s to acknowledging the difficulties, shifting gears, and pressing on.

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Sunday Quote, 02/23/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Whether the past is an hour ago or decades, second thoughts only begets guilt or regret. Whether observing others in a superficial or competitive light, comparison only begets inferiority or envy. I’m reminded neither living in the past, nor observing others is conducive to creating value. Here’s to honoring gifts of the present and fostering happiness.
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Sunday Quote, 01/05/20

Sunday Reflection Quote…It’s the time of year for resolutions and/or goal setting. For the first time ever, mine are written out, posted on the refrigerator, and shared with only one person. Cuz human, it’s easy to make excuses, point fingers, or quickly dismiss. Discipline is the challenge. To grind when exhausted, downtrodden, or disheartened is the ultimate self-test. I’m reminded there’s only one person we answer to; one journey to navigate. Here’s to crossing the bridge over and over and checking off those accomplishment boxes, no matter how small they may be.

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Sunday Quote, 12/15/19

Sunday Reflection Quote…The last couple weeks reminded me the doer can’t to it all, nor can the pleaser please everyone. Everything isn’t equally important. Prioritizing how I choose to invest my time and energy makes a difference. Here’s to focusing on what creates value, joy, and contentment!

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Sunday Quote, 11/24/19

Sunday Reflection Quote…This thing called life is quite the ride. There are highs, lows, and unexpected turns. I’ve realized November is a tough stretch for me. There are painful emotional triggers punctuated by professional stressors. A downtrodden funk took hold, but I’m relieved to genuinely pull out of it and turn a positive corner. I’m reminded once AGAIN staying in the moment and having an attitude of gratitude is key. Here’s to continuing to rebuke bitterness and choosing to grow!

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Sunday Quote, 11/10/19

Sunday Reflection Quote…Sometimes situations slowly roll in like a relentless fog; blurring positivity of the present. This week I caught myself feeling frustrated regarding circumstances I have no control over. I caught myself feeling disappointed due to internalized expectations. I tasted hints of bitterness and felt my shell start to harden. I’m reminded that’s not what I’m about. Here’s to rebuking the fog and resetting my essence.

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Sunday Quote, 10/27/19

Sunday Reflection Quote…The last two weeks racked up to be a doozy. End of quarter grading, multiple meetings, reports, data analysis, safety drills, duty, and deflating moments drained my tank. I’m reminded self care is absolutely essential. Here’s to having inner peace doing the best I can with the time I have. Besides, thin peanut butter? Why bother. 😉

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Sunday Quote, 10/13/19

Sunday Reflection Quote…Life, longevity, and legacy have been lingering on my palate. I’m realizing more and more how short life truly is. One’s just peachy “normal” can be broadsided leaving a trail of disbelief or devastation. I’m reminded to savor the moment, to buy the ticket, and to speak up when necessary. Here’s to making it count; making memories.

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Sunday Quote, 9/29/19

Sunday Reflection Quote…This week I was reminded saying “no” is not only allowed, but healthy. Carrying guilt or assumed disappointment is such an energy drain. It is not reasonable to be all things to all people. However, it is reasonable to take care of myself and prioritize time as needed. I’m still the same person. Here’s to continuing to maintain balance and caring for myself!

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