Y’all, I’m super super suuuuuuper excited about today.
Why am I so excited?
Because I’m playing softball today!!
It’s the start of my own little sports season. Last year I played in several different recreational sports leagues for several sports and it was the best thing I did for myself all year. It definitely enriched my life and made me happy.
I started playing softball on one team in the spring, played volleyball, and then ended with another softball team in the fall. By the end of my sports season it was freezing, as you can see from our photo together on the last game. Playing softball with lots of layers is a little hard!
This year I plan to play on as many teams as possible. Maybe I’ll even try a new sport? I’ve been wanting to try something new lately. There isn’t a ton of pressure to be amazing if it’s your first time playing (on some teams). Rec sports is an arena where you can try new things so I might take advantage of that fact. I’m definitely playing softball and volleyball again, that’s for sure!
This is my favorite time of year since I love playing sports. I played a lot of recreational sports when I was younger and then stopped after college during my mid-twenties. That was a mistake because playing sports is good for me. It’s social, it’s a great form of exercise, and it’s FUN. Doing fun things that feel like play instead of work is a very important thing to do for yourself.
Today I start playing with my first softball team of the year and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I’m pretty sure it won’t be my best game since I’m a bit rusty, but I’m very excited to get out there and play. It will be a nice addition to my regular walking and exercise routine. Plus, did I mention it’s fun!?!?
Do you play any sports? What sport should I try next?