In less than a month, Yanne Toussaint will end her collegiate athletic career forever. She will no longer dread setting her alarm for 6:00 a.m. every morning. She will no longer have to sit through hours upon hours of bus rides. She will no longer spend long nights finishing that one assignment she didn’t have time to do between practices. When she graduates in May, Yanne Toussaint will board a plane back to her hometown in the Netherlands, and at first she may not look back.
We’ve all played the ‘how far can my eyes roll back into my head game’ as our parents lectured us about making our own choices and remembering that “just because our friends jump off a bridge doesn’t mean we have too”. Naturally, we let their warnings roll off our shoulders and into our dress that’s a little too short and our shoes that are a little too high.