Phew! I needed that break. I hope you all had as nice a long weekend as I did. I went an entire THREE DAYS without turning on my computer, and aside from a farmer’s tan that would put an actual farmer to shame, it was fabulous.
Sunday I played 2-on-2 volleyball with a group of hard-core players, and to say I was nervous going into it would be an understatement. I played quite a bit of volleyball the last year I lived in Chicago, but for those not keeping track, that was over four years ago. And I always played with at least four people on a team. Switching to two-person teams with several years of rust under my belt had me a wee bit anxious.
Despite my worries, I stepped onto the court like I knew what I was doing (well, I DID know what I was doing — it was more a question of if my body would remember what to do) and managed to not completely embarrass myself. I think I exceeded my partner’s expectations (big phew!) and was even invited back the next day. Of course, playing beach volleyball two days in a row means I can’t exactly move right now, but it was totally worth it.
The best part? I proved to myself that despite my fears, once I got over myself it wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be. I met some wonderful people and I’m excited to get to know them better… AND maybe even win a few games.