Wow! Greece is such a beautiful country. These were my 5th world championships and as the saying from Nelson Mandela goes, “I never lose. I either win or I learn.” well, I ended up learning a lot. It can be extremely disappointing to put so much effort into a competition and leaving with no hardware. Learning to let go of the things you cannot control is an invaluable lesson but it’s still not a fun one to learn.
I had a great time cheering on my teammates and spending time with friends. I exchanged my Canada t-shirt with a competitor from Wales just like I did 2 years ago in Orlando. I also got to be coached by Sensei Guy which was nice to reconnect with my old Sensei.
Now it’s time to take a break and refocus for 2019!