With this new acceptance, I decided it was time to share what happened to me, how it affected me, and how I’ve been dealing with it.It became clear to me that if I didn’t speak out, then I was doing just what my abusers wanted: for me to stay silent and to live in fear.Also, if I stayed silent, then my silence is a passive form of allowing child abuse to continue.
I was living what I thought was the American dream and yet I was depressed, suffered from panic attacks, had no self-confidence, had no self-worth, was extremely self-critical, and struggled with an eating disorder.
I grew up wanting to be a professional baseball player.That’s all that mattered to me.I played, read, and dreamt about baseball.I was pretty good too.When I was a senior in high school, I was invited to a closed try-out with the Chicago White Sox.
Power for the golf swing, or any other athletic movement for that matter, comes from our body pushing on the ground and the ground pushing back.The ground pushing back is called ground reaction force, which we be equal and opposite to the force we applied on the ground.We use the ground reaction force to accelerate our body and club from load to contact.Thus, the more ground reaction force we have, the more power we can create.
I love sports, especially baseball.As a kid, all I did was play sports: Baseball in the spring and summer, football in the fall, and basketball in the winter.My childhood dream was to be a professional baseball player.My dream didn’t come true, but it led me to college and into an engineering and patent law career.