Once it came to the day of the event, the nerves really went away and I felt a sort of calmness. Things got a little nerve racking when Court was late but, it's to be expected after all this time; I know better. The room was filled with the most influential friends and leaders that I have known. Having all the guys that I played with at The University of Texas really was dear to my heart. Vince Young and Colt McCoy are like brothers to me because of all that we have been through as quarterbacks. That taught us so much about life and how to be a good leader.
Having the support of Tara, Glenn, and Neill was very special to our entire organization. They are all so busy with things in their own lives and to make this a priority is what sets good friends and great friends apart. It's about believing in people you care about, sometimes even going out on a limb for them.
With all the craziness that had been going on lately, I just wanted to get out of town and go somewhere peaceful…away from it all. Things are going so well right now that reflection time is needed. So much has been going on with Court as well, so I thought it was important for us to both get away, so I asked if she wanted to join. I know that no matter what would happen out there, being best friends solidifies that fact that good times and growth are the only things that can come from it. Please help support www.TheLeadershipFoundation.org (@LeadershipFound) and follow me on Twitter @mattnordgren for information on upcoming events and beneficiaries.