New Year & New Site
Posted on August 17, 2012
I am so excited to debut my new site! It has been a few years
since I launched my first one and so much has changed within the
internet. From social networking to direct online product sales,
there were many things that needed to be refreshed and added. As
you make your way through the site in the next few weeks, note that
some key changes are still being worked on and you might run into a
few site malfunctions so I do apologize in advance. But I thought
it was important to get the site up and running in time for the
Australian Open as I know that's usually the time when my fans like
to get updates, chat, and get a look at the behind the scenes. So
here it is! I hope you love it.
A few rambling thoughts....
Let's start by mentioning Happy New Year to all of you! May it
bring you lots of great memories, inspiring perspectives, and above
all, lots of healthy wishes!
From my end...a new web site, a new racket, and working with a
new coach...all good things!
One might think that after so many years of packing I could at
least be a bit more organized before my travels. Not so much!
I will say it is quite the task to juggle my Christmas
responsibilities, which I adore so much with time consuming packing
Between trips to the fed ex office and wrapping presents/ home
made apple cider parties with Estelle, I really didn't start
packing till the very day of my flight.
And honestly how can you pack when something under the tree
could eventually replace what you had in mind to pack? Aren't I
just brilliant with excuses!!
Its always the random things I remember, like thin socks for my
boots, stationary cause I love writing letters (but never use on
the road!). And the no brainer things, I always forget....the
chargers, hair brush. Don't get me started on how many times I
forgot my visors!
It took me seven hours to pack! As much as I hate making
new years resolutions I think its time for one...let's plan a
little bit ahead in the packing department.
So ever since the whole military jacket trend came out, I've
been on a hunt for the perfect one. Its only taken me a year, yes
12 months to find a simple green jacket. I'm quite picky,
obviously. But its all about the right shape, the correct amount of
pockets, the right shade of green, and for me, the length! I tried
to work the whole cropped jacket theme a while back but later
learned that at 6'2 you should just stick to the basics. So anyways
Voila! I'm part of the cool group! And I even found it with
leather sleeves and on sale! Ha
First day in New Zealand, walking back to the hotel from dinner
we witnessed a 15 pound white pet rabbit that literally just hopped
around a grass area with his owner sitting on the bench. We were
already jet lagged, add a white rabbit to the equation and I think
that equals a twilight zone.
The sun has just arrived in Melbourne! It took a few days but
its here! Looking forward to seeing my Aussie fans at the