I believe that there are positives to be found in every situation, including the one I’ve found myself in since April 22. It hasn’t been easy to come to terms with what happened and knowing that my career will be on hold for a while, but one of the benefits has been that I now have a lot more free time than I’m used to. Since 2009, I’ve been very busy with my career. My lifestyle has consisted of training, matches, airports, airplanes, hotels, public appearances, interviews, and more. It can be nonstop sometimes! But right now, I’m not able to train, play, or travel with my team and so I’m experiencing a shift in my lifestyle. One of the things I want to do with this new found free time is to blog and interact with the public. There is a lot more to a football (soccer) player than his or her sport. We have interests in a variety of things that can range from music to politics. So this blog will be the avenue I use to talk, share, and ramble about the things that interest me. I love music, politics, history, current affairs, reading, traveling, good restaurants, London, Seattle, sunny days, good movies, technology, vacations, sleeping in, drinking tea, documentaries, pranks, the NBA, and a million other things! My point is, I can and will talk about almost anything on here. I’ll try to avoid talking about soccer all the time but I am not making any promises. Feel free to leave comments etc…!