Judo had taught me that I am physically and mentally stronger than I ever imagined. That if I commit to something,work hard, and believe in myself - improvements and growth will never cease. It enabled me to push past limits that I didn't know I had and taught me that I can survive anything. These lessons have helped me off the mat to pull through tough times, knowing that I will come out stronger because of it. Knowing that I can always get up when I fall has built my confidence and ability to dream bigger.
This time, last year I was participating at the international training camp at the Olympic training center in Italy - where I got to work with the Olympic and World Champion from my division- a dream that 5 years ago would never have crossed my mind.
Commit to the process.
You are capable of anything.
Sensei Kristin M El Idrissi