I’m not a party girl nor do I keep a wide circle of friends, but I do have a couple of close ones who I enjoy hanging out with. However, with my demanding training schedule, I don’t really have much time to spend with friends; it’s a good thing they are understanding. So many times I’ve had to turn down invitations because of training. I would often, and still do feel like I’m missing out. But I have to remind myself that my goals are much more than just going out and partying with friends in order that I don’t feel too bad about missing out on all the fun. When I was first starting out in Olympic Weightlifting I didn’t have any idea how many sacrifices I would have to make. But I have recently accepted the fact that I’m going to be missing many more get-togethers, movies and parties in order to attain the goals I have set for myself.