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When anyone asks me what I do for a living, I always respond with a little bit of a guilty feeling. I am part of a lucky percentage who get to say they turned their hobby into a career. Hands down, Feb. 10, 2014 will be remembered as a special day in my life, but I hope Feb, 19, 2018 will be even more special the day I win an Olympic medal. I also hope to add the day I win a World Cup championship or a world championship to the mix. How about the day I set a Canadian record or even a world record?
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