I am sharing my daughter's achievements as part of a sponsored conversation for Verizon’s #FiOSFootballGirl campaign. #PlayLikeAGirl
Times are quickly changing...sometimes for the good, and sometimes not so much. One positive change I see happening is that girls are playing more sports. Gone are the days where cheerleading and dancing were the only options for our girls. Not that there is anything wrong with either of those...I think they are both fabulous! I just love seeing more options for my girl! My Kate is a girly girl, but not necessarily a cheerleader. She enjoys dancing, but not competitively...she just likes to rock out at home. She LOVES golf though, and that makes me happy. It gives her confidence, and teaches her a level of self discipline and patience that only a sport can do.
Let's go back in time a bit...when I was a kid, you had very few options...cheerleading, baton twirling, dancing, and swimming. I guess there were a few girls that played soccer, but not many. I wasn't the cheerleader type...at. all. I was a swimmer, but purely by accident. My sister and I spent the entire summer at our neighborhood pool. We were there when the pool opened, and didn't leave until they made us go home. We sooo wanted to stay past 5 p.m., but you had to be on the swim team to stay past 5. So, I joined the swim team, just so I could stay. Never in a million years did I think that joining the swim team would actually change my life, but it did. I finally found something that I was good at...not just good, great. I was fast. I was always the teeniest girl in my class, and hated it. Little did I know that being tiny was actually a good thing...when it came to swimming, it was awesome. It totally changed me, but not physically, mentally. I gained a self confidence that I didn't have before. I became more sure of myself, and it made me reach for other things in my life...things I didn't think were possible for me. Things like this blog...I learned to go for it!
Now I see the same thing happening with my sweet Kate.
I see how playing golf and getting better each day is giving her the confidence to try new things. I also see how it has effected her school work. She is a fighter. She works hard, and she believes in herself.
This year, she was honored with a Young Acheivers Award. This award is given to students who are positive role models, leaders in the classroom, and are competent scholars. I am one proud momma!
I love this video ----> FiOS Football Girl! If you have a little girl in your life, I highly recommend watching it together...it is truly empowering!
Verizon is doing great things and helping to empower our girls to Play Like a Girl, and you can too! Let's show our girls that can do anything they put their minds to!
Verizon FiOS gives your family the connection and speed you need to play with the big boys. Share your proudest moment of your daughter’s athletic achievements at www.verizon.com/playlikeagirl. You could be chosen to win a grand prize valued at $5,000!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon. The opinions and text are all mine.