First Times are Scary, Sacred, and Unforgettable

It is hard to believe that it has been 3 years since I was the head coach of a swim team! This was my reflection on running my very first swim meet. It is wonderfully fun to look back and see how much progress we have all made since then.
Before the swim meet, Christopher went to visit our first home for the very first time. Before this event, I had never used excel before and I dreamed longingly hoping that someday I could go back to school. And now I am in the final quarter of my junior year in college studying computer science!
4 months after that swim meet, I gave up coaching swim team so that I could work full time and also focus on being a full-time student. It was a hard decision at the time because coaching had played such a big role in my life, but looking back I can confidently say that it was the right decision for me.
Now we are getting ready to start a new chapter in our lives and I am looking forward to all the grand adventures! Life is about to get hectic, but that is all a part of Living Out Loud!
So go out there and chase your dreams. Time will continue going no matter what we are doing so we might as well enjoy the time that we have!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana

Living Out Loud

I made it a point to approach my big event with this perspective on the forefront of my mind and I believe it helped me to enjoy the experience and waste a lot less energy on stress.  Through the years, I have participated, assisted, timed and coached at swim meets of all levels.

On Saturday April 18th 2015, I ran a swim meet on my own for the first time with the help of my swimmer’s families, My Momma and Dad, and a few of my amazing friends.  I was concerned by my lack of experience in running swim meets, but the only way to gain experience is to do it.  I spent lots of time planning and preparing and even made a Facebook event.  To my surprise, a few of my friends responded with a yes to attend our first swim meet.  I was overjoyed!

Putting on this event…

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