What am I doing? This is a question that I have been asked hundreds of times since I left the Dodgers in October. It made me think to myself… what AM I doing?!?!
I took two months totally off of work and traveled. I went to Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Vegas and Buffalo, contemplating that question from several different angels. I went to Portugal alone, needing an external silence that only a foreign country can bring when you don’t know the language. I went to Mexico with one of my best girlfriends, and drank as much tequila as they would bring me. I went to Japan with my mom for two weeks, experiencing a totally different culture with the person who knows me better than anyone. I went to Vegas for a conference, and renewed a passion that I knew was there, I just needed to reignite. Finally, I went to Buffalo, to be surrounded my my family and friends, not having to explain or justify what I was doing…or really, what I was not doing.
I finally came back to Phoenix at the beginning of the year, ready to execute what I had been thinking about: I wanted to begin my own company.
There are so many things I enjoy about my work. I love working with the athletes, helping them through the injury process and guiding them in ways to reduce future breakdown. I love the study of movement, and using this study to improve the lives and performance of the athletes I work with. I love teaching, mostly because it makes me learn. I love learning. I love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. I love working to make an entire organization bigger, better and more unified than where it started. What an amazing profession! You can do it all.
So THAT is what I am doing. All of the above. I am looking forward to working with all of you, in whatever way possible, to elevate the theory and application of human movement science in the best interest of our athletes.
January 20, 2014