Having swimming and the Olympics to focus on made it possible for me to compartmentalize my feelings for months, but when I was done and the Olympics were finished, I couldnt hold it back any longer. Following the Games, Hersey said she took some time off to reflect before returning to compete later that same year at Short Course World Championships. But when she swam her final race, she knew it was time to move on to the next phase of her life even though she wasnt fully ready to admit it to herself. She said she remembers sitting in Istanbul, Turkey, at Worlds and talking to (National Team Director Frank) Busch about what she should do next. She never felt like she swam at the same level as some of her friends, and getting sponsorships in non-Olympic years was going to be difficult. She also knew that by choosing to swim at this level, she couldnt really choose to do anything else and she was eager to move onto the next steps in her life and career. Knowing I could always come back before 2016 Olympic Trials made it easy for me to step away for a while, she said. What it taught me was that my swimming career didnt seem quite big enough for me to wait and see if I wanted to swim again. http://askkatherinegonzalez.pdxrwa.org/2016/11/02/background-questions-on-effective-products-of-career/Ive always believed if youre going to be the best, you have to have a vision of yourself as or among the best, and I didnt see myself that way. I had gotten so much from the sport that I felt like it was time to let others shine and see what life held for me away from the pool. Hersey said an Irish Goodbye leaving without having to actually say goodbye to swimming in 2013. A communications/public relations major at Texas, she didnt quite know what her vocation would be moving forward but she definitely knew she wanted to do something that made a difference in the lives of others. She left Austin, Texas, in 2014 and relocated to Asheville, N.C., to be closer to her father, Brian, who has been wheelchair-bound for more than 40 years and lives in upstate South Carolina, a short drive away from his daughter. For the last 18 months, shes worked as a gift officer in development/fundraising for the largest health system in Asheville Mission Health System. She raises money to help bridge the financial gap for people who cant fully cover their medical bills. Being a professional athlete, Im definitely a Type A personality, so this is a really good fit for me, she said. There is something truly rewarding, transformational, about doing something to help people who dont have a voice for themselves. I am able to elevate the community around me through my work. I love it, and Im humbled by it. She said she watched Trials and the Olympics this year and felt no pangs of regret for leaving the sport (she still cant bring herself to say shes retired shes still not convinced shes out of the sport) when she did despite being just 23 at the time, Hersey said she now sees the best vision of herself.
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