Adrian Williams: A Little "Me" Time
November 11, 2004


Adrian Williams
Hello Silver Stars / WNBA fans -or should I say Howdy?

This is my first entry in a series of journals I'm going to be writing while I have my stint in Korea. As a matter of fact, please email me if you want! I will have nothing but time and the opportunity to answer anything you want to ask me. ANYTHING!

I'd like to say I have been busy, busy, busy ... But I haven't. I did this intentionally because last year I was going non-stop. I spent last offseason developing my nonprofit- Tree of Life, building my house, working for the Phoenix Mercury, coaching a 4-6 grade girls basketball team, doing appearances and meetings for the WNBA/WNBPA, singing in my church choir and working in the youth department at my church. I also spent a lot of time working out with Robin Pound (former Mercury strength coach) on the weights and conditioning, and Mark West (Phoenix Suns assistant general manager and former NBA player) and Adam Goldberg (shooting specialist) with on the court stuff.

So this offseason, I have intentionally taken some "me" time. It has been a very difficult year to say the least. I got the flu while playing in Spain, went through two bouts of strep throat, got an inner ear infection and bronchitis. Not only that, but the transition from Phoenix to San Antonio and the death of my grandmother really took a toll on me. But I can honestly say God has blessed me with the strength to endure. Now I am super-motivated and excited about playing again. Next season can't come quick enough.

Even though I have been taking it easy, I have been doing some things. Iíve been doing little things to turn my house into a home, I saw the movie about Ray Charles, "Ray" - twice - (PLEASE GO SEE IT. IT IS THE BOMB!!) I've been hanging out with my 3 and 4 year-old nieces and have been to a couple Suns games, and until I leave for Korea, will be helping coach a high school girl basketballs team. So I am slowly but surely filling my schedule back up.

I have been able to keep up with my two favorite TV shows, Family Feud and Ellen. (Remember this for a trivia question). I tell you, my dream is to go on Family Feud. I am SOOO good at that show. I even have it on my computer.

And yes, I am working out.

Okay y'all. I'm out. I have to go to bed because the landscaper is coming tomorrow morning at 7a.m. YIKES!

SHOUT OUTS: To my new friends at the Arizona Childrenís Hospital. I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with you. You guys blessed my heart. God bless you. See you soon.

ONE MORE THING: Please! If you donít know where a certain team finished this season, don't make this mistake:

Man: Hey you play in the WNBA right?
Me: Yeah.
Man: Is this your rookie year?
Me: No, Iíve been in the league for 5 seasons.
Man: Oh. What team do you play for?
Me: San Antonio Silver Stars.
Man: Oh yeah, y'all did real good this year.
Me: We finished last.
Man: (silence)

God bless!
Adrian