Hey y’all. So I am writing to say that I have decided to step away from competitive skating at this point in my life. I am so grateful for everything that skating has brought me and all the amazing opportunities that I have experienced through it. I am so thankful for all of the help that I have gotten along the way by all of the coaches, friends, and recovery people that I have worked with. I have met and made some incredible friends that I will keep for life. However, as much as I love it I know that there is way more to life than skating and I am excited to explore life beyond the ice.
As Bilbo Baggins says,
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”