Kristine Lilly Starts off 2019 by Enjoying More of What Life Has to Offer

Kristine Lilly Steward Health Care

Kristine Lilly is a legendary U.S. Soccer World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist and Steward’s Community Wellness Ambassador.

A new year can mean a new start and a clean slate to a great year ahead. Sometimes we try to do too much at the beginning of a new year. We want to lose weight, eat better, join a gym, etc.

This year I decided to start with one resolution, and I am focusing on enjoying more of what life has to offer.

I want to live in the moment and enjoy the people and things I am doing. I want to DO more with friends instead of saying, “I can’t this week, maybe next.” I want to put down my cell phone and see what is in front of me instead of what is being posted on Twitter or Instagram.

2019 has started on the right track as I just finished a girl’s trip to New York City with my former teammates and good friends Mia, Tish, and Ange.  We all went to the University of North Carolina and Mia, Tish and I played soccer together on the U.S. team while Ange played for the Canadian National Team. We also are co-founders of TeamFirst Soccer Academy, which we began in 2010 and travel around the country teaching kids soccer and how to be a good teammate.

Our trip to New York City gave us the opportunity to celebrate our friendship. We shared stories and laughed a lot. We visited the 911 Memorial and saw Hamilton. And, even though it was cold outside, we bundled up and got workouts in to keep us sane. It was the right medicine I needed to kick off my new year.

I hope if opportunities arise with your friends you don’t push them aside. Make them happen to make memories so you can fill yourself with laughter and love. I am grateful for my friends and for having them remind me how lucky I am to have them in my life.

Happy New Year! Enjoy the moment! Always Believe!

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