From Cutting off my nails to being in professional sports: lessons learned

From Cutting off my nails to being in professional sports: lessons learned

From Cutting off my nails to being in professional sports: lessons learned

As a girl I was obsessed with painting my nails. I was very good at it and made absolutely sure everyone knew it. I would even do my nails to the point where I would remember to take off the polish after every manicure/pedicure. As a teenager I decided to grow out my natural hair and became obsessed with dying my hair. I remember going with my mother to put on gel and just sitting there holding on for dear life. This happened more times than I can count and even with her constant reminders I never stopped the mani & pedi. Then one day my mother told me that once you turn 18 your parents no longer have the right to tell you to stop, whatever your choice is. I had just turned 18 and I had grown out my hair! My fingers. I thought that this was the end of the world. My nails and my hair would never look the same. Well guess what? At that moment I walked out of the house and up to my 18th birthday I did not use one drop of gel in my entire life. I started cutting my fingers off so I could not go back to using gel again. All of my life I was playing one sport, being the best at that sport and then the icing on the cake was having long sexy hair. No matter how much I practiced, was in the gym or the swimming pool my arms would always be sore. At 18 they all came out of my arms. For a long time when I heard the word gel in the media I was so offended and disgusted with it. Then one day I noticed that when I wash my nails I get the same reaction. So I decided I would be the same way. That was twelve years ago. The only thing that has really changed since then is my poker face. –Corrine Bednar

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