Sports, is my comfort zone. Sports is my go to. I grew up playing sports, any sports. I loved to play. I was good at some things and others not so much. I didn't care if I was good, I just loved to play. I loved the rush you got working as a team and the bigger rush when you did something as an individual for your team.
While I was going through college I began to coach various basketball
teams. I loved the game and loved to teach others about it. I enjoyed
watching the kids develop. I enjoyed watching the joy in their face
when they made a basket or a great pass. I enjoyed the excitement of
the games. I enjoyed teaching. I enjoyed the kids. I enjoyed
everything about coaching those kids, except the parents.
I stopped coaching back then because of the parents. The parents that
never did play a sport themselves and are trying to live through their
child. The parents who were great as children and expect their child to
be great. The parents that think their child is the best, when they
are not. The parents that force their child to play something in which
they have no interest. I stopped because of them.
Now I am one, a parent. I have always promised that I will not be one
of those parents. I will be there to encourage my children. I will
allow them to chose what they would like to try out. The only part my husband and I enforce is this...If you start a season or session, you finish
it. There is no quitting.
No quitting, that is the part that I have to remember.
Lately life has thrown some curve balls, but I must remember..not to quit.