My soccer coach once told me that to improve my game, I had to play with and against people who were better than me. He was right, and it's a philosophy I've held onto long after retiring my cleats.
When you surround yourself with true, incredible people, you become a better friend. Around sharp, creative professionals, you learn and absorb and start to emulate what you see. And alongside a loving, thoughtful husband, you find yourself striving to be the best wife you can be.
"You'll up your game if you surround yourself with all-stars," he said.
I have to say: these days I'm really, really loving my team.
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