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Excited and nervous

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Earlier this year, DH and I joined a local sports club because we wanted to get involved in some intramural sports, particularly volleyball and softball.

Today I found out that the Club found me a volleyball team that was short a member, so tomorrow I start playing sand volleyball in a weekly league at a local bar (karaoke after, hmmmmm...). emoticon

I'm excited about this because I like the opportunity to get in some activity doing something fun, but I'm also nervous.

DH won't be going with me, because he wasn't as diligent following up with the Club on it and he's not on a team. I asked him if he wanted to go with me just to hang out, but he said he didn't. emoticon So, I'll be on my own with a bunch of people I don't know.

Part of the reason I joined the Club was to meet other people with similar interests, but I'll be out of my comfort zone because I'm an off-the-chart introvert. Basically, it's not in my nature to initiate conversations. It'll be good for me, though.

I'm also a little nervous because I'm not that good of a volleyball player and I don't know how hardcore this team is going to be and I don't want to disappoint them. I was upfront with the Club about my abilities, so I'm hoping they're taking that into consideration when they place me with a team.

I love playing volleyball, but most of my experience came on the "C" team in 7th grade. Starting in 8th grade, I had to wear one of those super-sexy scoliosis braces, so that ended my volleyball career. However, with the way my middle school did sports practice, practice was the last hour of the school day so whether or not you were officially on the team, you practiced. So, 8th grade year I basically spent an hour everyday serving to the "A" team. I could only serve under hand with my brace on, but I learned how to whiffle it like an overhand serve. So, between my serving experience and my "C" team experience, I have a pretty mean serve and I can "bump" like nobody's business, but I was never taught to set or spike.

Tomorrow night, it's supposed to be in the mid-50's. Guess I'll wear my workout pants and my long-sleeve "Trek up the Tower" shirt.

Should be fun, but will likely spend most of tomorrow at work distracted in anticipation!

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IGSBETH 4/12/2012 10:23AM

    Have fun!

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DEE797 4/12/2012 10:17AM

    It sounds like it will be fun! ENJOY the experience.

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REVIVINGFAITH 4/12/2012 8:22AM

    Volleyball is a lot of fun! I hope you have a great time. Good for you for getting out of your comfort zone.

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KAYECAN 4/12/2012 4:16AM

    I really don't see you as an introvert. Look at yourself like I see you and be wacky and crazy and just a fun person who can do anything they set their mind to. You are going to fit right in.......but maybe you should pass on the karaoke the first time out..... you don't want to run them away because of your singing......dazzle them with your sparkle and stamina instead. Have fun!!
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DRAGONCHILDE 4/11/2012 8:55PM

    Sounds like a blast! Remember to go, and don't worry about what others think... and be sure and come back here and tell us how it went!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 4/11/2012 8:41PM

    Have FUN! I'm so jealous! I used to be on a sand volleyball league with some friends but they went on and didn't invite us back after I had my first child so I really miss it. It was just a fun league - nothing competitive at all. I loved it!

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