Friday, March 25, 2011

the aftermath of a heartbreak... and an epic victory.

Hello again my friends, it's been a while... I can't believe this is my first post since October.

Nevertheless, there has never been a better time to blog again :)

As a long time March Madness fanatic, it comes as no surprise that this post was inspired by a basketball game I witnessed last night... I am so unbelievably proud of the University of Arizona (my alma mater) for defeating the top seeded Duke to advance to the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament. Last night's win was the greatest victory I have ever seen. The classic story of the lowly underdog, Arizona, defeating the Evil Empire, Duke.

I have been an Arizona Basketball fan for a decade now. My mom and I used to watch a friend who played on the team, and we quickly became fervent fans. And of course, I spent the 4 greatest years of my life at the UofA... Forever a Wildcat, we all say.

Anyways, the past few months of my life have been anything but simple; an everyday struggle to reconstruct the shattered pieces of my heart... but I am eager to confess that Arizona's impassioned win so idyllically personifies the battle I have been fighting. Last night I was reminded just how powerful the will to succeed and overcome the greatest of obstacles can be.

It may seem a bit silly to compare the turbulence of my life to a college basketball team, yet, it's my reality. Last night I felt the universe sending me a message... I have been watching Arizona suffer for years, just as my friends and family have watched me. The once dominant Wildcats have been ripped to shreds the past few years and were discounted every step of the way. But last night they proved against all odds that they are no longer an easily weakened or defeated team... they are fighters. And yes, I am a fighter.

This post clearly caught me in the midst a moment. Yet, it's important that I post this instead of merely tossing it aside, as I do with most posts I begin to write. This newly acquired strength and confidence I feel is too beautiful and rare to be left unheard. I never want to forget this feeling.

To every girl who has ever had her heart broken and soul shattered into a million pieces, this post is for you. To every girl who has ever let a man break her down to nothing, this post is for you. To every girl who has ever cried after a sporting event (win or lose), this post is for you.

We only get one life ladies... and what a beautiful life it can be when you have the courage to stand up for what you deserve and the confidence to truly love yourself.

Till next time,
Bear Down... and Believe.

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