If you read my blog enough or know me in real life, you know that the boyfriend’s occupation for the last 12 years has been professional baseball player. Drafted out of Texas A&M, spent time with Chicago White Sox, LA Dodgers, and most recently, a few independent teams.
Our biggest concern the last year had been life after baseball. It occupied a big part of our everyday conversation. Think about something you have done for 12 years straight. Then take it away. A lot of professional athletes struggle with life after sports. And most probably have never worked in an office or had any kind of corporate/work force experience at all.
When he came back from Venezuela this past October, it was because of his exhaustion. He had played nonstop baseball for 5 years, without an off-season. He couldn’t do it anymore.
I’m bragging now but he has won 3 straight Pitcher of the Year Awards and the last two years has been the #1 guy in the starting rotation.
Because of all of this, he made the difficult decision to retire from professional baseball. Luckily, our move to Dallas opened up doors for him. He has an amazing opportunity and will work as a pitching instructor and coach for a local baseball academy.
I’m so proud of him and taking the next step together. I will miss living on the east coast this summer, but I can’t wait to spend our summer together in Texas enjoying time by the pool and relaxing.
Here’s to our next step!