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Hey guys, I’m back. It’s been a crazy first week of having my site up & running, but I’m loving every second. This thing is such an important part of my business, so I’ve been on it constantly trying to make it as amazing as possible for you all. I’ve been thinking about what to write for my new post all week & I realized that I’d never actually introduced myself in my first post. I think I was way too excited to tell you all about my site & failed to tell you about myself! So, here it is- a short intro into who I am, what I love, & where I’ve been & where I want to go.

My name is Taylor Cummings. I was born on June 2, 1994 in Richmond, VA- a lot of people think I was born in Maryland, but I was a Virginia girl in my early years. I have one sister, Kelsey, who is a sophomore at Maryland & have an awesome set of parents, too- Carol & Mike. The four of us moved to Baltimore when I was 5 & have been here ever since. My dad played soccer in college at William & Mary & my mom was an awesome high school athlete, so playing sports for me was something that was just in my blood from the beginning. I started out as an (almost) elite ice skater, but soon found that I lacked a serious amount of grace and rhythm, so I eventually switched over to a different form of sport. I ended up playing soccer, basketball, & lacrosse all of my life & fell in love with competition the second I started.  I played on like 19 different teams over my years (thank you mom & dad for driving me all across the country) before eventually settling into lacrosse during my college years.

I went to McDonogh School for high school, one of the best decisions my parents ended up making for me. I had an amazing experience there, one where I made lifelong friends, played sports at the highest level, and got a one of a kind education. After McD, I went on to go to the University of Maryland- the best decision to date that I have ever made for myself. At UMD, I not only won national championships & conference titles, but I had the absolute privilege to play for the best coaching staff, with the best teammates & friends I could ask for, & for a school that I now consider home. Having just recently graduated, I am still in awe of how lucky I was to spend four years at a place as special as Maryland (more to come on UMD in later blogs!- I could go on for hours…).

Now, I am the founder of Taylor Cummings Lacrosse, a member of the Team USA training team, an Under Armour athlete, & a member of the Baltimore Ride in the UWLX. While I am still a player on the field, my role has now also shifted to a teacher & coach, a shift that has been an exciting, difficult, & educating experience all rolled into one! The game that I love is now at the root of my job, so I consider myself an extremely lucky girl every single day.

Now that you know a general background on my life, it’s time to get into some actual details about me, some you probably know, some you may not…

My favorite color is yellow. My favorite food is crabs. My favorite season is fall. My favorite movie is Miracle (could watch that again, again, & again). I’m OBSESSED with dogs- young, old, little, giant- I love them all. I’ve always told myself I will be a crazy dog lady when I grow up. I drink about a gallon of chocolate milk a day (Nesquik is the way to my heart). I hate cocky people & am absolutely terrified of clowns. No joke, if you show up at my house on Halloween in a clown mask, no candy for you. I love wakeboarding & skiing, am an avid Harry Potter fan, & have the most bizarre set of double jointed thumbs. I love my family, I love my friends, I have an awesome boyfriend & a truly amazing support system behind me every step of the way. And I absolutely love my life.

You’ll learn more about me throughout each blog post, but there’s a little insight into me. Tune in next week for another post.