There was a song that played at the end of the women’s basketball championship game called “Fly” by Nicki Minaj and Rihanna that has stuck with me. These two powerful women, in their own industry, are singing about success, as they state “I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive…I came to fly”. I couldn’t help but think that this is the perfect song for this past week. There have been so many positive moves forward for women’s sports this past week and this song is so applicable to the women athletes and the people who support their mission to achieve dreams.
Sometimes I joke about “livin’ the dream”, since I somewhat feel like I’m not there yet. It’s a struggle (i.e. like everything I describe below). This weekend, however, made me realize that I am on the right track; I’m getting there, I just have to keep fighting. The situation I am in right now is allowing me to attend all of these fabulous events in women’s athletics. I get to be a part of this following of people who are getting female athletes and women’s sports to be heard in the media. This weekend, in particular, I was in my favorite world; the world of women’s sports. I was surrounded by women and men who share my passion. It was more than fabulous! It just confirmed even more my dream of continuing to work for this goal – to work for all those female athletes.
I was surrounded by amazing and influential people who, truthfully, scared the crap out of me. I