The single most important thing I’ve done in my life to date is leave my desk job, and the stability of a regular income to take a chance on something I wasn’t even sure I’d be good at. Turns out, following your gut is worth the risk. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, and hope to encourage today’s youth to go after their dreams of being a professional athlete if that’s what their heart wants. I firmly believe that if you choose something you’re passionate about, the money will follow. And even if it doesn’t, at least you’ll be happy. What’s more important than that? I’d love to be known as one of the female pioneers of OCR, and would also like to open my own country store and café one day. When I’m not going at 110%, I like to spend time with my family, cooking up new recipes in the kitchen, and enjoying a cup coffee of my new husband, Ryan Atkins!