New Meissner article...basically talks about her move to Florida and her down experiences last season.
snip“ Nationals was hard for me but it put everything in perspective,” [Meissner] said. “I had known things were not working in my old situation for some time. There were a lot of personal issues last summer with my former coach and our working relationship changed. I said to myself, ‘I have to make a change.’ But it was hard to deal with that realization initially.”
After nationals I felt so much pressure, I said to myself ‘I have no more time, I have to make a change.’ It was hard for me to make that decision. My parents told me to do ‘what you feel you have to do. You have to decide.’” Two weeks after nationals she made the move.
Let's see if she can make a comeback next season.“I feel very comfortable working with Mr. Callaghan and Todd is here so it has been really fun,” Meissner said. “Todd is so much fun. I don’t see him as coach Todd I see him as a friend. He is so funny, he does all these different voices on the ice and he makes a joke out of anything. If I start getting really frustrated he will say something funny and all the pressure disappears. It is so different for me. It is great, it is so much fun.”
Meissner has made new friends and spends a lot of time in Naples with a buddy who has pets. “I just go over and have an animal fix. She does not mind,” Meissner said with good humor. “I miss my dogs and cats and because I can’t have any here in the apartment my mother and I rent that is the next best thing.”