Friday, February 25, 2011

Back on the court

Last Thursday night I tied up the shoelaces, put on the orange singlet, put on the 'WA' bib and hit the netball court for the first time in ohhh ummmm 9 years I think it's been now! Driving up to the sport center I must admit I was so nervous! I started playing netball when I was 7 years old and it became my life! I was hooked! I don't know what it was about this game but I loved it! I loved being a part of a team, working hard and being the best. I made some AMAZING friendships through netball and I am still friends with most of them today! I trained hard, worked hard and it paid off! I still remember every coach I had and everything they taught me! You get where I'm going - I LOVED IT! 

Lately Ive been a bit blugh! I work by myself with no peers or adults around. Day in day out its just me and the 3 kids I look after. I get home and Rob is (80% of the time) asleep or not far from it! Let's just say my life lacks that adult conversation and fun! Yes I love playing building and ninjas and cheering on football and giving tips on ballet but I'm not a mum and Im only 25 so this should be MY time where I can let loose and have fun and be an adult with no children! So last week I decided that I wanted to start a team sport! This way I knew that once a week I can catch up with friends and have fun! We don't need to talk - just have fun - adult fun! So I rang up and signed us up that day and we played our first game last Thursday night! 

OMG I SUCKED - 9 years really does change a person! hahah I couldn't catch, I couldn't throw I felt like a 'newbie'! In my defense we are playing mixed netball so catching and throwing to a boy is a lot harder than a girl hahah THEY THROW SO HARD :( arrr toughen up princess! This week was a little better! I caught a few more balls and got a few good passes in hahah I'm sure I will improve a bit more every week as I gain confidence! I have a fantastic team and we have fun together! I also get to play with my husband which is a DOUBLE bonus! Looking forward to a great season of fun, laughter and hopefully some wins ;-)

~ After my first netball game 1993 ~

x S.K.K x


Tied with a Bouw said...

How cute is that photo! I played netball for over 11 years too and loved it! And I know what you mean about forming great friendships. It was once one of the highlights of my week but I hung up my bib when the long days in the corporate world didn't quite gel with some of the 10:00pm night games ugh (and double ugh in winter)! Although when we one day relocate to Melbourne, I think I might like to dust my bib off too :) x

x S.K.K x said...

Oh it was such a great feeling! Was great being back out on the court! Hope you get back out there :) Im hearing you about the 10pm games though! YUK ;-)