I am a perfectionist. I try to be perfect in everything I do. No one is perfect, it is impossible. It causes me undue stress, and I do way too much. Oftentimes, I feel like I am not good enough. I don’t show myself enough grace.
When Covid hit in 2020, I found myself having to shift. Just like most of us. Work was not the same. The world was not the same. All my races were cancelled. We had no organized bike rides, no group swim classes. My community was no more. My finances took a hit, I lost one of my favourite uncles to COVID. I found myself isolated at home. At first, I had contact with a positive person on a ski trip so I had to be quarantined and could not go back to the hospital. I ended up getting COVID following that same ski trip. Living isolated away from friends, family, and my normal activities took a toll on me. Then I had to have surgery, had to recover , and try to get back to skiing, racing, travelling, life.
The last two years have been challenging. I’ve been tested. Listen in to learn how I’m working on being kinder to myself in life, my athletic endeavours and in my personal life.
- The pandemic and having to shift
- My experience at The National Brotherhood of Skiers summit in 2020
- The need to keep going without taking a break
- Getting stuck on what should have been instead of what is
- How to extend grace and kindness to yourself
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