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Beverly Goebel: “Be brave take risks. Nothing can substitute experience”

September 24, 2014 in Blogs

Seattle Reign FC teammates

As I pack my things and take one last check around the apartment I close the door take a deep breath and realize another season has come and gone. During this time many memories were made, new people had touched my life and my passion for the game continued to thrive.

My time in Seattle felt like it flew by. That’s life though! Time goes by so quickly when you enjoy what you do. But yet so slowly with things you find difficult to enjoy.

Being with the Seattle Reign for the 2014 NWSL season felt like I was holding a slippery bar of soap that I struggled to grasp tightly. Time flew by SO fast, and I am confident it was because I enjoyed every minute of it. Read the rest of this entry →

10,000 hours, the magic number for true expertise!

February 1, 2014 in Blogs


After the recommendation from a very close friend, I decided to pick up the book and give it a chance. I gained some things from this reading I’ll never forget….

10,000 hours the magic number for true expertise! According to Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers, “It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery.” Read the rest of this entry →


December 16, 2013 in Blogs

At some point we face FEAR in our lives. The most common fear I see in me and those around me, is the fear of not knowing what the future has to offer. It can be difficult living life knowing everything has a plan.

We all have an idea that we know what’s best for us and life should happen accordingly. When things fall through we are disappointed. Read the rest of this entry →

Pursuing a dream and experiencing different cultures

November 16, 2013 in Blogs

One of the best parts of being a professional athlete is getting to travel the world, while doing what you love! Pursuing a dream and experiencing different cultures.

These experiences make you realize everyone truly is different and unique and these differences make the world go round. The exposure to these different cultures helps form who you are and what your expectations of life may be. You can also develop immensely as a player by learning different styles of the game. Traveling the world with your dreams in hand is something that not everyone has the chance to experience, so be thankful if you have the opportunity to do so. Read the rest of this entry →

“Oh the Places You”ll Go”

October 15, 2013 in Blogs

“Oh the Places You”ll Go” – Growing up I never understood why this is one of my moms favorite Dr. Seuss books. After traveling the past 4 years pursuing a dream, I’m now grasping a better understanding. Life is a big adventure and it’s all what you make of it.

Being a professional women’s soccer player was something I aspired to be at a young age. I continued to grow more passionate for the game even as I got older. Read the rest of this entry →