I was a fighter long before I ever met you, I had to be. And I was getting beat long before you too. That's nothing new. By other people, by my own self. You did something for me that nothing else could. Believe me, I tried everything else.
Yeah maybe I'll never be a world champion or an olympian or anything close to that. A decade ago I thought I would have been so far gone by now that what im doing today wasnt even on the radar. Some days my own personal wins are enough.
A mental health relapse over the last month or so has been some real shit, even when things are going right on the outside, it's chaos in my head. Plus losing my funding that was allowing me to train full-time makes things a little more interesting as well (im not leaving, i still love training here with the national team, things are just going to be tougher to make work...) but you taught me not to fall apart when things arent going my way!
Maybe I have to try twice as hard to be half as good as everyone else but if things were different then I wouldnt be me. And I like who I am. It only took 29 years to say that. You never gave up on me, so i cant give up on you.
Thanks for everything, love Nat.
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