PURDUE ALL-AMERICAN KATIE DOUGLAS SHARES HER THOUGHTS
I am extremely happy to have another opportunity to share my thoughts and daily exploits with everyone. The only thing different this time is that I won't be at Purdue anymore, as I am approaching another exciting phase of my life -- playing in the WNBA. I am very excited for tomorrow's draft, but first let me share with y'all what I have been up to since my final collegiate game.
To begin with, I am so happy and proud of our team that finished runner-up for the national championship. The majority of people did not think we would make it to the Final Four. But to the disbelief of many, we reached our goal. I am so fortunate to have played in two Final Fours and two national championship games. Not many get the opportunity to play Division I basketball, but I was afforded this awesome experience and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Things settled down a little last week as I tried to catch up on all of my academics. I finally caught up and only have about two weeks left in the semester. Unfortunately, I will not graduate this spring. But I am planning to return to school for the fall semester and will graduate this December.
Other than studying, I have been working out and packing up my apartment. The WNBA has such tremendous talent and I am trying to keep in shape with hard workouts. I am also getting ready to move into a new apartment. I never realized how much junk I had until I started packing last weekend. I think I have thrown away about twenty huge trash bags of junk and I am not finished.
Well, I am fortunate enough to be going out to the draft in New Jersey tomorrow. I am very excited, but also a little nervous. I leave Thursday afternoon to embark on a new phase in my life and career. I really have no idea where I will end up, but I am so blessed to have these things happen in my life. I shopped all night last night for a professional outfit and think I will do all right tomorrow if I get drafted. I don't really have any preferences for where I would like to go. I just hope that wherever I go it is warm because I love warm weather in the summer.
Well, I am about to go and get everything in order to leave. I hope everyone enjoyed my entry this week. I will be back throughout the season to share my thoughts and business.
Until next time ...