The one question everybody is asking me now is “how do you cope being married while travelling the world as a professional squash player?” My answer: It’s not that bad, it’s how we see things that will determine their outcome, so my husband and I just decided that this is what I have to do now and that we will make it work. It does not take away the missing and sometimes just wishing you were home, but it’s a choice we made and at the moment it is working well for us.
I must say it’s great to know that I have a home to return to after tournaments and we have a really good balanced life here in Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is the heart of the Cape Wine Lands and we are surrounded by beautiful mountains and wine farms. We are also a 20-minute drive from the coast, so there is lots to do here. My husband is in full time Ministry. He is not the best squash player in the world 😉 (I hope he does not read this) But he is the best supporter I could ever ask for. He also acts as an agent for me and helps me find sponsors and sort things out for my squash. My training is mainly in Cape Town, which is about a 45-minute drive from Stellenbosch but I don’t mind it, because who would complain to have such a scenic drive on their way to training.
One of my goals while playing professionally is to have tournaments here in Cape Town because I believe this is a place the girls must experience and see, fingers crossed.
So apart from washing dishes, doing laundry and cleaning the house, life as a married woman and a professional squash player is great!!!