For a New Experience, Turn Left

For a New Experience, Turn Left

A new week is firmly underway, and I am only now beginning to feel somewhat awake for it. If you were following my adventures last week, I signed up to take part in a spring softball league. My first game was this past Sunday and it really brought about a roller coaster of emotions leading up to the game, and even after. The good news is that I don’t completely suck. I managed to hit the ball both times it was my turn at bat, and even though I still made two outs, I am counting that as a check for the success column. The whole experience was over very quickly (our team got mercy ruled) so I think I spent more time training for softball than actually playing softball last week. Once I was at the game I was reminded of how non-competitive I am when it comes to actual sports. It was an interesting contrast from my husband, who attended the game with me and who was definitely more heavily invested in the outcome. I had a lot of mixed feelings once I got back home, mostly centered on whether I should continue to pursue this new activity. Playing was just OK. Being that it was the first game there was not a lot of team camaraderie so that felt a bit odd, playing with strangers. I’m not the most extroverted person so that was a bit of a challenge. I was also dead tired Monday morning which is definitely not ideal, although I am not quite sure I can attribute that to playing the night before since my overall participation was so low. The one true highlight for me out of the whole experience has been getting to bond with my husband. I absolutely love having him as my ‘coach’. It’s so nice to shake up our routine and do some more physical type of activities together. I have read before that long time couples really benefit from doing new things together but I hadn’t appreciated just how true that statement is until this past week. I’m still somewhat apprehensive about this new experience, and whether it will be worth it in the end. I need to learn to just enjoy the moment, have some lighthearted fun, and be open to what this season of life brings. What activity in your life scares and excites all at once?

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