Feature Friday: Breanna Hendrick

IMG_4975Meet Bre … she is my rock, my supporter, my former roommate, my sister from another mister, and my best friend. I’ve only know Bre for five years, but it feels like forever! We instantly connected in residence during our first year of university. Now, years later, Bre’s someone who I continue to look up to, someone to pull strength from, and someone who inspires be to work hard and go after my own dreams. Breanna has taught me the lessons of hard work, dedication, but most importantly kindness. Her soul is soft and generous, but she’s also fierce and mighty. I’d like to introduce Breanna, aka Bre.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

“I knew this question was coming! Okay so I have, hardworking. I’d say reliable. And I’d say I’m a kind person.”

Tell me more about why you consider yourself hardworking.

“I set goals for myself, and I always try to exceed those expectations. And I’m willing to go the extra mile to get where I need to go.”

Would you say that’s related back to your time as being a student trainer for the Windsor Lancer football team?

“100%”

So as a former trainer, and a future athletic therapist, what do you like most about helping others?

“I just like seeing them grow as an athlete as well. You’re going to help them and they’re going to get better. I feel like the football players have taught me so many lessons.”

Like what?

“Patience and trust. When I couldn’t rip tape right away, they were like ‘it’s okay you can do it!’ They were patient with me. And it took awhile to gain their trust, but once I had their trust it was like ‘okay now they consistently want me. They think I’m okay, they trust me working on them,’ all that stuff.”

genius.jpgWhat is your favorite quote?

‘Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid.”

 So what does that mean to you?

“Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, you just have to figure out what their strengths are. You may think that ‘oh I just see their weakness’ but if you look for the good in everyone you’ll eventually find their strengths. Everyone has strength no matter what!”

What’s something that you do in your daily life that inspires you to just be the best version of yourself?

“Jeremy [Bre’s boyfriend] always says that I have a fear of failure, so that’s what pushes me to keep trying and keep going. I just feel like I’m going to fail, so I just keep going. I’m like ‘okay, this is what they want, I’m going to go to the next level.”

As an only child, like myself, you are very close to your parents. So I want to know what’s one of the most important lessons that your parents have taught you in life.

“I feel like they’ve taught me so much. I’m just trying to narrow down. I would say ‘always believe in yourself’ sort of thing. They’ve always said ‘believe in yourself’ and they always told me ‘we believe in you, but you need to believe in yourself!’”

IMG_4291Last question, what is it that you like most about reading my blog?

There are so many things! I feel like you’re so relatable. I’m like ‘yes, I’ve gone through this’ ‘yes I feel this.” You’re very relatable; you’re down to Earth. And then you always have that sparkle, it’s like ‘woo!’ When I read it I’m reading with your voice and it’s all pumped up and super excited.

Awwwwe. You’re too kind. Thank you for the interview Bre!

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