Do you remember back in the 80’s when tough women were called Studettes? Okay, maybe you’re too young. Well, anyway, my 15-year-old NIECE Katie has blown that phrase out of the water. She is what you call Stud… or more like S-T-U-D. She just earned her 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She started when she was 7, and has been training in TKD for 8 years, more than half of her life. She inspires me with her focus and drive. This picture is from her belt test and she is breaking 4 wooden boards consecutively with her feet. Stud, I tell you. Congrats, Katie! You rock!
Additional note: Katie’s parents, Teresa and George, have done an incredible job raising Katie and her sister Jackie, 2 girls who are growing up to be smart, strong and independent young women.