It has been quite a rollercoaster ride for the Golfer Babe the last two weeks. From moving into a new house to losing my beloved grandmother, I've been trying to maintain my life as well as I can.
Nothing ever goes as planned and nothing is ever perfect. It also seems as though when the going gets tough, it just continues to get worse. I've really learned a lot about myself the past two weeks and for all that I've been dealing with, I hope it's made me a stronger person.
With that said, it's been a little tough on my mental health to not get out on the golf course. There's something so peaceful and serene about being out with a golf club and the smell of dewy grass. It has helped me manage stress and anxiety, and it's just become so engrained in my routine that it's been a struggle not to have it in my life.
It's definitely been rough not getting that clarity the last two weekends. So, instead I've turned to the backyard whenever I feel like I may be losing my swing. I grab an iron and head out to take a few controlled practice swings.
It's not much, but better than nothing that's for sure! I'm interested to know: When you don't have time to get out to the range or course, what do you do to practice your golf swing?
I'm a believer in omens - bad or good, in this case good.
Today, my fiancé and I closed on our first home. It's been a long 90 days of searching houses, dealing with financials, then going through the arduous process of signing all the paperwork.
When we stumbled upon this home, we found a little symbol of hope. It was this doormat in the garage. "Golfers Welcome" it proclaims as you step through the door. We smiled when we saw it and prepared ourselves for a hopeful walk through.
From the moment we stepped in, everything kind of fell into place. We knew this was the one place we were destined to find, in a neighborhood we knew we could love. Today, as we made our way through the garage to enter our home as "our home" for the first time, something brilliant happened. We noticed our seller had left the doormat and coincidentally, a club leaning on the wall nearby.
It was almost as if the house was welcoming us, saying "come on in and get ready for an amazing life full of love and, yes, GOLF." Well, home. We are very excited to be moving in. Now, we just can't wait to hit the golf course.
THE LESSONS BLOG FROM AMY, THE GOLFER BABE
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