― Eleanor Roosevelt
My man friend’s company had started a co-ed team, but needed a third girl to play. I offered to sub for the first game, but was coerced into becoming a full-time player. I think my last experience with this type of sport was playing t-ball when I was 4. Needless to say it’s been awhile.
One thing that you also need to know about me is that I hate, and I mean HATE, doing things I’m not good at. I realize this is a pride issue, which is why I felt as though I needed to step out of my comfort zone and be ok with the learning curve of new things. And boy has it been a learning curve.
However, through this process I have seen the development of my skills and how much effort it takes to learn something new and to improve. It’s been a neat experience to see my desire and interest grow for something that I’ve never found intriguing before.
I definitely won’t say that I’m all of a sudden Babe Ruth or anything (I know that’s an old time reference, but let’s be honest…I don’t watch a ton of baseball), but I have definitely gotten better and I have found a new activity that I enjoy. It’s pretty neat to try something uncomfortable and new and see how that impacts and makes you grow. Hopefully, this encourages me to take Eleanor’s quote to heart everyday!
Have you done something today that scares you?
Also, I’ve gotten to use my studies of exercise science and taping to improve the functionality of my teammate’s glove! Win-Win!