by Dr. Boyce Watkins
We all know about Olympic superstar Gabby Douglas. Gabby is now a household name and will probably be one for the rest of her life. She has inspired millions by doing what seemed to be impossible and setting a new standard on how high our kids can fly when they put their minds to it.
According to The New York Daily News, Gabby sent a text to her mother a few years ago saying, “gymnastics is not my passion anymore.” She said that she wanted to stop training every day and “be a normal teen.” Being normal to Gabby, according to her new book, meant “getting a job at Chick-Fil-A.”
In her new memoir, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas mentions that the big move to Iowa to train at the highest levels was a difficult challenge for both she and her mother.