I’m writing what is quite possibly the most difficult post I’ve ever written to date, and that which I would prefer never to have to write, but unfortunately things don’t always go as planned and, sometimes, in order to achieve your goals in life you’ve got to go through tough times. Because yes, it’s been a difficult year, very difficult and very complicated. When you embark on an adventure that involves leaving your country, your friends and, ultimately, the place you call home, you confide in the fact that the effort put into it will be compensated for soon and logically when the results don’t come, it gets you down. It’s been a year in which we’ve been through it all: Gon’s injury during Christmas time which kept him from training during preseason and due to which we had to go back to Spain urgently; the end of working with Jeff, his caddie; the first time in his life that he’s missed so many cuts (12); his disqualification in one of the tournaments of the Web.com Tour Finals… Anyway, I’m not one for self-compassion and playing the victim, but it clearly just wasn’t our year, and to be honest, I didn’t see the end coming.
That being said and after the logical disappointment and initial sadness, we decided to leave it all behind and start over, and we’re now excited and optimistic about the 2016 season in the Web.com. Yes, it may be true that things didn’t turn out how we would have liked in 2015, but luckily there is a solution, and most importantly, we really want to continue here and to try again. Because if there’s one thing I’m 100% sure of, it’s that Gonzalo has a more than high enough level to compete here, and his place is in the PGA Tour. I can guarantee you that if I didn’t feel that way, I would be the first to encourage him to go back to Europe. But he has more than enough game, and for me, without a doubt the biggest battle Gon had to fight this year was in his head. Luckily, if there’s one thing that’s sure, it’s his enviable mental strength, and as soon as he starts getting those good vibes back and his confidence, the rest will come.
For of you who read my posts and support us, I didn’t want to stop filling you in on everything that’s happening and how we’re doing. We’ve had a hard time this year, but we’re both positive people, and we’ve come out of worse situations. The other day I read a comment on a social network about “Gonzalo Fernández Castaño’s family drama“, alluding to the current situation in which we find ourselves, and it came as a great surprise that people consider this drama. In my opinion, family drama is something completely and totally different, it’s having a sick child, being alone in life, somebody close to you who has a disease or an illness…I refuse to walk away with the negativity from this year, I choose to see the good things we have, the incredible experience of living in Miami, how happy and healthy my children are, how close I am to my husband, the amazing friends we’ve made, and so many other things. I’ll stick with the saying my my friend Carmen told me on Sunday: “Adversity is reserved only for those who can withstand it.” We’ll come out of this stronger than before, there is no doubt in my mind, and meanwhile we’re going to enjoy the ride. And always, always, #GOGON and always, always, #GOGON.