Twany Beckham has forged quite the path for himself since his time at UK. Now, he’s sharing his story through a new website, which debuted today.
After suffering a back injury in his senior year, Beckham was forced to face a future without basketball, a struggle he documented in his 2013 book, Full Court Press – Conquering Adversity Under Pressure. Now an inspirational speaker and the Wellness Director for the Kentucky Employees’ Health Plan, Beckham plans to write regularly on his blog to share his unique perspective. Giving up on his dream of being a professional basketball player wasn’t easy, but as he writes in his first blog entry, he’s fallen in love with his new life.
I love planting the seed that inspires people to dream and go after those dreams with 100% dedication. Preparation, planning and a focus forward has turned into my main points of emphasis. It appears that no matter what leg of the journey your life is on, or whatever socioeconomic realm you fall into, a storm will hit you when you least expect it. The question will be – are you prepared for that storm when it hits? What pre-planning approaches have you taken? For me, I always made sure to take my schoolwork seriously and value every single relationship along the journey.
Congrats, Twany. Go check out his new website, TwanyBeckham.com and keep an eye out for his upcoming video series, “Behind the Life.”