OUTSIDE THE ARENA
A BLOG WRITTEN BY Heidi M. Foy
In a 3 part series I’d like to share a little something I wrote shortly after he passed away in 2013. I found it recently and thought it timely as BFC had just launched. One thing I know for sure is it is always important to know where you came from and the struggles you surpassed.
This is Tanner’s second year in college and at our house. Tanner is an all around cowboy, competing in tie down roping, team roping, and steer wrestling. Although he didn’t have that great of a freshman season, this year is starting off much better.
Each time I reach out or sit down to tell another story, I am reminded that not only is Wyoming small but the rodeo world as a whole is never separated by more than a couple of degrees.
A social media following should be more than just your immediate family; although they are a great place to start. Luckily, I no longer share a last name with my parents so you all can’t see that a lot of my likes were really just my mom and dad. ? The crucial piece of this entire plan is to give them something to tune in to. Here are 3 easy tips to help you do just that and never take your eye off the prize…
Now, there is a reason I started with those glaring successes. I wanted to tell you about her success in the arena prior to telling you about the obstacles she dealt with outside the arena. In the past year, she overcame obstacles that were hard. I’m not talking about typical freshman things; they didn’t teach me how to study, I slept in, couldn’t pull my act together, girls are mean stuff.
Fall, to me always meant a fresh start. A new school year, more classes and another opportunity to seal a regional title and compete in my hometown at the CNFR. I suppose it was only 4 years of life, 5 for me due to injury, but it sure seems like it was my life for so much longer.
One thing that has changed is access that each and every person, not just athlete or agent, but person has to large audiences and friend lists. Social media and the access that it has provided offers a leg up to every Joe Shmo.
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