Badassery


I am so honored that Sam Parker from Badassery Magazine asked me to be a contributor! If you haven't heard of about Badassery Magazine I'll tell you about them. It's an awesome magazine featuring badass women succeeding in their industry. These women are making waves, breaking stereotypes, and making a difference.


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I wanted to contribute meaningful lessons I have learned from racing that have helped grow my mental resiliency. Racing is a mental game as it is physical. My hope is that these lessons resonate with someone who might be struggling. The following are the 4 lessons I have learned:

  1. Drive in the Moment
  2. Drive to the Next Corner
  3. Drive Through the Fear
  4. Drive with Passion

Check out the lessons in full detail in the digital magazine link below, page 39. 

https://view.joomag.com/badassery-magazine-may-2018-issue-24/0380071001525105050?short

 

Woman of the Week on Motorsport Sisterhood

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If you haven't heard of Motorsports Sisterhood now you have. Motorsports Sisterhood is ran by Bridget  (Brij) Schuil who is amazing! She is so smart, eloquent, and friendly! Brij is from Zimbabwe she's a writer, activist, and coach. I reached out to her because I found her take on Motorsports fascinating. I think we talked about an hour and a half but I seriously could of talked to her all day.

We talked about academic papers about women in Motorsports, if you are interested you should check out the following:

Something Less than a Driver: Toward an Understanding of Gendered Bodies in Motorsport
By Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder

What on Earth are They Doing in a Racing Car?’: Towards an Understanding of Women in Motorsport
by Jordan J.K. Matthews & Elizabeth C.J. Pike

I am so proud to be interviewed by her, check it out! here: http://www.motorsportsisterhood.org/blog/february-28th-2018

If you want to find out more about the Motorsport Sisterhood check out the link: http://www.motorsportsisterhood.org/faq.html

Reflecting on 2017

Wow this year has been AMAZING! I dove head first in Global Time Attack! Didn't know anyone there, kinda had a jist of the format. I got to race at Buttonwillow, Road Atlanta (which is my new fav track BTW), and Auto Club Speedway. I place on podium 3 times. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place during different races. Visited many cities across the nation. My husband and I have driven thousands of miles and spent countless hours on dreams we are both passionate about. Mine is to race nationally and his is to be a nomad. That's we call ourselves the Racing Nomads. Looking back, we have done a lot of stuff this year. Looking forward another action packed year in 2018.

For those who are just tuning in on my Instagram, YouTube, or my blog. My husband and I made a drastic change in our life this year. We rented out our house, got an equity loan to consolidate most of our debt, sold my Ducati and other items, saved as much money as we could, and bought a fifth wheel toy hauler. That is right we are full-time trailer people now! We got a 2017 Jayco Siesmic Wave 416W. It's 45 ft long with a garage area large enough to fit my 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX. 


Now we're are in Maricopa, AZ with our little dog, Boom. My husband--who is a very smart man, I don't give him enough credit--specifically looked for a temp job in Phoenix, AZ because of a famous race school that you may have heard of. I will be attending Bondurant Racing School next week! I am sooo excited to upgrade my skills! I have learned a lot from driving on race tracks I have never been at, but this school is going to take me to a whole new level. I signed up for the 4-day Forza Motorsport Grand Prix Road Racing course. I will make sure to post my experience, so stay tuned.


Ciao!