Faith, Heart & Soul, No. 12
Hey guys! As I gear up for WrestlemMania (I get chills every time I think about it) and the first ever BunnyMania Match, I sit here writing you with many different things on my mind (so I'll apologize in advance if things are random and all over the place). I want to continue to open this blog once again by giving you a little inspiration from three quotes I absolutely love …
"Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow."
"Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to!"
"You block your dreams when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith!"
Faith: My faith continues to grow each and every week as I step into the ring. A lot of that has to do with you, our fans. You guys continue to show me more and more love and I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart. I also believe in myself, which I think each and every one of you should do as well. A lot of people have been sending me emails addressing self-confidence issues, issues on how to deal with others, etc. You know what? It comes down to this.
Every single person in the world has something good about them (you just have to look inside of yourself and focus on it). On the flip side of that, we can always, and I mean always, find at least one good thing about others (yes, sometimes it's hard and sometimes we have to look harder than we would like). The difference is, you can either focus on the negative or you can focus on the positive.
I choose to focus on the positive. If you think about it, you can complain about a lot, but nine times out of 10 it still doesn't get you anywhere. A lot of times, I have other girls on SmackDown (Victoria and Maryse in particular), other people in my everyday life, people at home, people while we are on the road, etc. that try to get me down. But, you know what? That's fine! I've got faith -- and I plan on keeping it! You can try, but you won't knock me down!
SmackDown Divas Competition: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That's for all of you who have cheered me on and sent in your text votes for me. It's coming down to crunch time now and I can only hope that I impress you guys enough to continue voting for me until I win that photo shoot and custom made bike from Beverly Hills Choppers! How awesome would that be?!? I don't know what's in store for next week (or who will be getting voted off for that matter), but I do know this: I will put my heart and soul into whatever lies ahead!
Ric Flair: Many of you have asked about how I would feel if he were forced to retire. Man, I don't know. You are talking about a man who I have idolized for quite some time. You are talking about one of the most amazing, most talented, most charismatic, genuine guys I have ever met. You are talking about someone who I loved since I first laid eyes on him. You are talking about the man who I mimicked even throughout college. During batting practice, I would hit a shot and yell "WOOOOOOOOO!!!" I know, I'm a dork, but what can I say? He is, and always will be, the man! I will be very sad if Ric is EVER forced to end his career. I love Ric dearly and am truly honored to call him my friend. He has taught me so much and for that, I will always be grateful. I cannot wait to see him be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Honestly, I can't believe I have even been blessed to have this job and be able to say that. I'm sure I'll be tearing up through most, if not all, of the ceremony. I'm not sure the exact feelings I would have, if I ever have to experience it, but I do know he would truly be missed on TV, and will always a part of the WWE family!
Hottest New Finisher: Thanks for all the congrats! If you don't know what I'm talking about, my new finisher (as seen on Layla and Victoria) was named the hottest new finisher in this month's WWE Magazine. Yay!!!! Many of you have asked me what the name of it is and so: I like to refer to it as the "Wings of Love!" I hope you all like it. Such a sweet name, but such a devastating move!
Personal time when not on the road: What do I do when I'm at home? What are my hobbies? Well, I guess you could say it depends on how many days I'm actually home once I get home, how tired I am and whether or not I have anything I have to get done. Whatever the case, there's always a lot of laundry to do!
Any chance I get, I like to go watch any local sports events. That's probably my favorite. I went to the high school baseball game recently, which my two cousins coach, and a middle school basketball game at the middle school where I used to teach. Tonight there's a softball home game, so I'm going to try and catch that as well! Yeah, I love competition whether I'm in it or watching it! The weather is getting perfect here in Florida to do one of my other favorite things in the entire world -- lay out in the sun! I have absolutely no problem whatsoever being completely worthless and soaking up the sun all day long (which I plan on doing once I finish my blog). Other than that, I will spend time trying to figure out any and every way to improve both inside and outside of the ring!
I hope you all enjoyed. Next time, I'll be answering specific questions again, so keep them coming! Don't forget to watch SmackDown and send in your text votes! Remember, faith to fight the good fight, heart to believe and soul to search within!
Do you have questions of your own for Michelle? If so, e-mail her and get your answers!