Happy 2017!

I realize it’s a sign of me getting older, but time really does fly. Good times, bad times, boring times, all seem to fly faster and faster. Seems like it was just the start of 2016, and there was so much work ahead on various projects.

Now it’s 2017. And I can say the same thing, some for new projects, some for continuation of others.

The year 2016 was particularly a roller coaster ride, both from what was happening in the world, and life. I am choosing to focus on the good, remembering the time spent in Paris, Rome, Miami and with family and friends, the release of Back in the Game and all the amazing opportunities to learn and grow from it, and the chance to continue to have an impact with my writing. Getting to discuss concussions, youth sports, safety, science and medicine has been a joy, and I have truly appreciated every chance to be with the public. There is a thirst for responsible concussion information for youth athletes, and I am so heartened to see the global discussion swinging back to medically-grounded thoughts instead of solely emotion.

Wishing everybody the best in 2017!

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Happy New Year…

Seems crazy that we’re into 2013 already, especially since I just heard “1999” by Prince on the radio today 🙂 Remember how that was the jam, for some year that seemed so far away. Now it’s buried in the fog of 14 years passing. Crazy. Or maybe Let’s go Crazy 🙂

I am wishing everybody the best for this coming year. I know 2012 was a struggle for many, for different reasons. I mourned some losses and heartaches, but choose to celebrate the blessings of a year that took me to Paris (three times to Charles De Gaulle alone!), Madrid, Seville, Lisbon, Miami, Sao Paulo, Zurich, seeing my family in Germany, and many points in-between.

I will be a Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan for another four months, and I plan to make the most of the time. You may even see me pop up now and again making a speech about women and sports media. Come April, I am released back into the big, bad world. I don’t know what stream I will choose to swim in, but plan to make it good!