From Another Perspective
My whole life has been a challenge but one I have learnt to love. Without the challenges in my way I wouldn't be the person writing this extract. Let me tell you my story, the story of Kristina Pedersen and how I am where I am today, as a (semi) successful woman.
My mother raised me on her own as my father neglected her. She told me the relationship was never healthy and that she was better off as a single parent anyway. Consequently, she was quite nervous around men and so was reluctant to find another man until I grew up a little and began to understand the wider world. I was thankful for her sacrifice for me and my mother began a role model for me too.
I had a small group of friends. I liked to have a small circle because I feel you can never trust too many people, that's when you seem to be stabbed in the back the most; keep your circle small and you seem to be happier I thought. We had a love for football and together we shared our passion for what they call the beautiful game, the most fitting nickname known to us.
Slowly, we began to separate for different reasons and I became rather isolated. I was keen to go to university to continue my studies but I wanted to move away for a short time. That's when I decided to pack my bags and fly to the UK where I would do both the things I wanted to do, find a whole new small circle of friends and simply enjoy every aspect life had to offer.
My stay in Manchester had its ups and downs, as you would expect. Without going into much detail I managed to survive a rather alarming experience that could have resulted in horrible consequences, but that's a story that I can't share too much about like I said. But, I met the partner I share my time with today and from there my life has seemed to be a dream, in essence.
My time at Brentford has only really begun but I have really enjoyed it. It's given me opportunities I never thought I would have and it's driven me on to perhaps even start my own career. There is a market out there for women in football and I want to help create it - maybe not now but in the future. In whatever capacity that be, I want to make an impact and use my position to help make that happen.
The club has taken over my heart and I love it. Brentford has an ethos that you cannot help but love and the ideology of the football club is something I admire. The club is ran in such a professional way and the stance Matthew has on football is something that never fails to amaze me. I continue to learn so much through him and the fans are absolutely amazing.
For me and Dan it is a dream, at times we find ourselves almost pinching ourselves waiting to wake up from it all. The success we have had so far is fantastic and we continue to strive to better things as a club. We are united in all we do and I think that's what has helped our success. The fans get behind the players and they make sure they let the supporters know that they are vital to us. Brentford Football Club is special to us both.
Aaron: </3 A travesty.