Traveling to a destination 9,345 miles away provides you with ample time to think and reflect.
Hopefully you are ecstatic about where you are at, past and present.
If you are not happy with your life, especially your past and you can’t let it go, it can be a painful journey.
In 1979 at the age of thirty-two she was awarded the Rome Prize in Literature by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
She was once quoted as stating, “Excess baggage is a symptom of something we are missing on the inside – a fear that we won’t be accepted for what we are, as if our selves are not enough. We bring too much of our past experience, the clutter of our emotions. These things get in the way and keep us from getting close to others. Then we are left with the task of having to find someone else to carry it, whether it is our luggage or our loneliness.”
Sydney, Australia is 9345 miles from Orlando.
It’s a journey that the magnetic star wrestler Jessie McKay traversed with only two suitcases in tow when she left Australia to meet her pro wrestling future in Orlando, Florida.
Things must be going very well.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears……Cesare Pavese
Jessica “Jessie” McKay is an Australian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she competes in its developmental territory WWE NXT under the ring name Billie Kay. In her native Australia, she is a former two-time PWWA Champion. In the United States, she has appeared in several independent promotions, most notably and commonly for Shimmer Women Athletes.
Our Aussie Princess Ms. McKay was born in Sydney, New South Wales. She has a brother, who introduced her to wrestling when she was 10 years old. She attended the same high school as fellow wrestler Peyton Royce.
Sports is in her blood. In her younger years she excelled at basketball.
As we have found in researching the other young beautiful Indie Pros is that the girls seem to be entering the business at a much younger age than in times past. Trained by Madison Eagles, Jessie debuted on 23 June 2007, her eighteenth birthday, in PWA Australia.
The world seems to smile on Jessie McKay. Good for her. Even better for us fans.
It makes perfect sense that Jessie is doing well in the Land of The Free.
America has had a strong love affair with and continues to blush over Australian actors including: Errol Flynn, Peter Finch, Rod Taylor, Mel Gibson, Guy Pearce, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Naomi Watts, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth and Sam Worthington.
It’s only natural that we fall madly in love with female Australian female wrestlers as well.
Jessie hails from Sydney, a place Femcompetitor Magazine has electronically traveled to a number of times.
In the spirit of Jessie McKay, let’s travel light and have some fun.
Jessie is flying high and one building in Sydney that elevates you very high in the heavens in heavenly fashion is the Sydney Tower.
The fun and light city travel site Sydney.com allows us to drop all of our personal baggage and see how beautiful life can be for miles around. “Sydney Tower Eye takes you to the highest point above Sydney for breathtaking 360 degree views of the beautiful harbor city. From the golden beaches to the distant Blue Mountains, you’ll be amazed by the views.
Your ticket includes the 4D cinema experience – the first produced in Australia – where you can uncover a new dimension to Sydney through a whole new perspective. The engaging film experience is taken to the fourth dimension with evocative in-theatre effects including wind, bubbles and fire!
The Observation Deck offers state-of-the-art technology, including high powered binoculars and multilingual touch screen panels that tell every visitor interesting facts about the famous landmarks they are looking at.”
Are you afraid of heights?
Okay, then why don’t you come inside and have something to eat at one of the most delicious buffets around.
Our host and dining companion sydneytowerbuffet.com.au invites us inside. “Sydney Tower Buffet is the contemporary self-select restaurant in Sydney Tower Dining. Offering an extensive banquet-style dining experience with uninterrupted revolving views of the city, Sydney Tower Buffet provides the perfect relaxed dining environment for locals and visitors alike.
With more than 50 freshly-prepared dishes on offer, guests can sample food from a range of cuisines including succulent fresh seafood, modern Australian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai.”
Jessie doesn’t seem to be afraid of heights on vacation or in daily life as she takes on one challenge after another. For such a young age, her resume is very extensive.
In an informative interview with wwe.com, when asked about her thoughts on the growth of women’s wrestling, Jessie gives us hope for optimism. “It’s amazing. I think it’s the fans, they want to see more women’s wrestling, whether it’s on the independents or in the mainstream. It’s great that we’re being given opportunities to perform. When I first started wrestling, there was maybe one women’s match on a show. Now, you can go to independent shows, and there are two or three matches or segments where women are involved.”
In terms of female wrestling in the ring and around the world, all arrows are pointing up. In terms of Jessie’s career the arrows are pointing higher than the Sydney Tower.
The respected and well researched historical site biography.com informs, “Francis Bacon was born on January 22, 1561 in London, England. Bacon served as attorney general and Lord Chancellor of England, resigning amid charges of corruption. His more valuable work was philosophical. Bacon took up Aristotelian ideas, arguing for an empirical, inductive approach, known as the scientific method, which is the foundation of modern scientific inquiry.”
Everyone deserves a second chance and what he said is profound. He once expressed that travel in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Jessie has traveled all over the United States and elsewhere. As she continues to soar not only is she gaining powerful life experiences, she is also entertaining and educating us along the way.
As you go through life, leave your baggage behind and travel light.
Reflections and life lessons from a young, beautiful and bright Australian mind.
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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.