Olympian and WNBA star Swin Cash penned her first book titled, Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold. In it, she shares her “eventful journey through her professional and personal life and discovers why the lessons she learned are more precious than the medal she earned.”
Here, she shares her motivation for writing the book and how it changed her life. –necorey johnson
Why did you write Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold?
Well, I’ve achieved my goals in basketball; and I’ve been broadcasting and doing a number of things. One of my greatest feats right now is my new book, Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold. I wrote this book not only for young kids but also for anyone out there that’s going through something in life, that needs something to inspire them. This books talks about that. And, it really chronicles the life lessons that I learned from 2008 – when I didn’t make the Olympic team – to 2012 when I [did].
How do you feel having produced a vision of your life?
[Sighs] Whew, Lord! Let me just tell you right now. Writing this book was very therapeutic. But, actually releasing it is scary. It gives people an opportunity to look at you in a different light. I prayed on it. I knew that God wanted me to give this book to the world. And, that’s what I did. I feel that anyone who reads this book whether you’re a young guy, a young girl, or you’re an adult sitting at work in a corporate office you’re going to take something from it.
How has being an author changed your life?
I would say, whenever I have someone come up to me and hug me and say, “You inspired me,” that just does something to me. I’ve had kids come up to me – even adults – and say, ‘You can ball,” that’s great. And, that feels good. But, to really have somebody read the words that’s on paper and say it inspired them to do something different that’s an unbelievable feeling.