A huge part of swimming for me is I love it, and it is so much fun.
Sometimes we complain, but there is something beautiful about waking up before everyone to get better at what we love.
The goal is to keep having fun. Not let that pressure get to me and still be Missy.
I am the luckiest girl in the world. I learned that if I just keep a positive mental attitude, that I can go out there and do whatever I hope I can do. It's all mental in getting out there, and having confidence in myself, and having strength and knowing I can do it.
I'm always so excited about what I do that I try to get everyone to feel that way.
For my parents to let me turn down the money that I have been offered to go pro, it's unbelievable. They want me to enjoy my senior year in high school. I am so excited to be a senior, finally. It doesn't get more fun than that.
I haven't even thought about a world record. I just want to go out there and have fun. I think when you focus too much on the numbers, you don't see anything that's out there.
Sometimes when my mom finds a fun article and really wants me to read it, I will. But I prefer to just kind of focus on what I want to do and not really what other people are saying, because I don't want that to affect me too much.
Hopefully I don't annoy people too much.
I don't think about the trials and the Olympics a lot. If I do, it's just going to stress me out and get me worried.
I'm just an all-around happy girl who loves everything about her life.
For right now, I still believe that college is what's going to make me the happiest girl.
For me, it seems to help me take the pressure off if I don't pay attention to what other people are telling me.
I don't like watching myself on TV, I don't like reading about myself.
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