Thursday, August 2, 2012
I moved to Georgia when I was 8 years old. I remember asking my my mom if I could play soccer. At the time the nearest club had one girls team and there was a wait list for it so I was told I would have to play with the boys. My mom was hesitant until one night she came to my practice and I was out running the boys. She told me youcould this! Since then I have been playing soccer year round only taking a few months off to have my kids. Especially after having the girls I thought my soccer career was over. I even tried throwing my shoes away. Johnny told me don't do that you will regret it you are still a good player. I soon started back at indoor to a team that welcomed me and has since every session. Soccer has done so much for me! I know it may sound cheesy but it has taught me there is no "I" in team. It has kept out of trouble. There were several times in high school I would stay late after practice just to play more. I got to experience college soccer at two different schools where I met some of the coolest people I have ever met. I met my husband at the same indoor arena that I play at today nine years ago. With that came two of the prettiest, smart, fun loving little girls that I gladly call my daughters. I may not be the most skillful players with a rocket of a shot etc. However, I think my drive and competitiveness shines through. I hope to teach this attribute to my children:) I'm grateful for the people that keep asking me to play and keep my soccer career going, and I'm grateful for all those people out there that have randomly asked me do you play soccer. I always respond yes I do with a smile!!!