Why blogging is my next step
As athletes, people never really see us out of our uniforms. They just see us on the court, field or track, and at the time, we’re really focused and intense. That can lead to preconceived notions about who we are. People know me for what I do—for playing basketball. But a lot of people don’t have a chance to see the other sides of me.
I was really surprised when I had some teammates say they didn’t know about my hobbies and interests. I guess I’m an introvert at heart. Once I have people around me, people I feel comfortable with, I open up and relax and I can be my awesome self. That realization inspired me to start sharing more.
I thought a blog would provide me a space to give fans, friends and everyone else a deeper look into my personal side. I want to use this as an opportunity to do something a little different and talk about what I enjoy doing, what’s meaningful to me, what I find interesting.
In the future, I plan to write about the things I care about: my family, cooking, music, travel, fashion, technology, among other topics. And in the process, I’ll try to create a clearer picture of my life, on and off the court.
For those of you who only know me in uniform and in the heat of competition, I hope you’ll come to know me a little better through these posts. And I welcome your comments and thoughts too. I’ve learned a lot from the people around me. I’m really open to what’s to come and look forward to this new journey.