The CEO of NIKE took the field with a microphone and asked Coach Pia and Abby Wambach some questions before the women started playing.
I thought to myself, Well, really, I do.
And as I watched Abby kick the ball around with her teammates later, I thought, every day, they go out there and do their best. They play because they love it. Yes, girls look up to them, and yes, they inspire others to be the best they can be, and so much more.
But ultimately, it's all about the love they have for the game they are playing.
And so it is with us, writers.
I love books. I love reading. I love writing. Yes, there are bad days. Yes, some days it's really, really hard. I bet Abby would say the same thing about her job.
But in the end, I really do love it. And that's what it comes down to in the end.