More: We talked about Misty’s retirement. Is that something you have thought about?
KWJ: I think I will be ready to go by Rio. I am not ready as of yet. After Beijing I was pregnant for two years, and I think in that time away from my sport, I redeveloped this love and appreciation for my job. Before I had kids, I kept putting having a family on hold because of my job. When I realized that, it started to feel really wrong to me. After my boys came, it reaffirmed my love and desire to keep going.
More: Keep going on the volleyball court or keep going to expand your family?
KWJ: I wish I was pregnant right now. I want to go for number three and then get back to work. Family is what life is all about. I love the juggling act.
More: Maybe a little girl this time?
KWJ: That would be amazing. I would love a little girl, and I want my husband to have a daddy’s little girl.
More: What is so great about being in your midthirties?
KWJ: I am me. I am finally me. I like who I am, and I was never really satisfied with myself until now. For the first time I accept me. I love the transition of worrying about me to worrying about someone else such as my boys. I love putting my heart and soul into them. This has allowed me to get closer to who I am in my essence.
More: Why does getting older have its benefits?
KWJ: My twenties were crazy. I thought I knew everything. It turns out I knew nothing. Now it is getting better and better.
More: How so?
KWJ: Age is never a con; in fact, we should embrace it. Age is a weird thing people like to focus on. For me, the older I get, the more aware of my body I become. I have a lot more skills now, and for the first time I rely more on my skills than my physicality. Those strengths are empowering. I also feel now that I am a mom, I can handle anything.
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