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The Closest I'll Ever Get To Being An Athlete

Once upon a time, way wayyyy before college, I was on the track team.
But after a couple of early morning practices, 
running in the Texas heat, and having nap time taken away,
I decided participating in sports (as opposed to merely being a spectator) 
wasn't all that it was cut out to be.

And then on the first day of college when I walked into my dorm room for the first time,
my stranger of a new roommate casually threw in "...and I'm on the softball team."
Softball.
I know basketball, football, soccer. Swimming. Heck, even ice skating.
The most of an experience I've ever had with softball was Googling 
"how to play baseball" my junior year of high school so I could write an article for the yearbook.

...and yet, here we are today:


I live with three varsity softball players.


I've gotten to know the entire team through them,
and I love and admire every single person on it.


I'm so proud of everything that they do -
being a scholar athlete here is hard.
Harder than I've ever imagined or realized,
and I'm only a bystander.


But seeing them do what they do best on the field,
is an incredible treat.


Sometimes, we joke that I'm so obsessed with the team,
that I should become the softball team's manager.
I mean... I'm not opposed.
I just still don't really know anything about the actual sport.
Whoops.


I went to see them play a home game this past Sunday,
and then they had an autograph session right after.


...and you betcha I was there and got my very own
calendar that's signed by the whole team.


Good luck this season, all of you!
I'm so proud!

20 comments

  1. This post just made me so happy, it goes to show you can always end up enjoying something even if you never thought you would.

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  2. Great post! Love the pictures! I am following you on GFC, would be very happy if you did the same! Maybe you also wanna follow on facebook and bloglovin? Let me know!I am also hosting a giveaway. Kisses <3<3

    http://lovesushiandfashion.blogspot.com.es/

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  3. I'm right there with you on the whole sports thing. Hilarious about giving up nap time!! Haha...I'm also a huge fan of naps.

    You SHOULD become the manager...and they should pay you...lots and lots of money. :-)

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  4. Aw, that's so awesome!!! I'm actually a HUGE baseball fan, but I wish I could get out and see games more. My school isn't really that sporty and that's probably my only major regret attending an artsy college. So glad that you support them and are having a great time!

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  5. Looks really fun! Love all the pics :)

    xo,
    Jamie

    www.inspirationlush.com

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  6. aww heart this!! so cute :)!! you look like you had such a fun time you look so cute babe!!

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  7. This is a fun post and you look like you had a blast. I recently got in to watching some sports. My nephews explain everything so it all makes more sense. Especially football which is actually a lot more complicated then you would think.

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  8. you've got the best of both worlds, right here! athleticism, without the sweat or running. sweeeeet! ;)

    cute blog! (i believe in retail therapy, too!)

    -alynne
    www.designedtoloveblog.com

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  9. Caroline, love your blog! (just found it)
    I'm the same with sports. definitely a spectator, I have the worst coordination ever. Thanks for sharing! :)
    ~Andrea
    www.wearitbetter.com

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  10. fun post - also, loving the new layout!


    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  11. Oh my goodness, I know exactly how you feel. My husband and I just got married this last summer, and I became a basketball coaches wife. WAKE UP CALL! : ) If there were no fans, there would be no sports ; ) Promise! So you keep working hard cheering!

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  12. I can't play any sports and i don't know any of the rules!! I'm right there with you. It's so fun to watch people you love play though :)

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  13. so funny ! hey taking picture is definately a sport too. ^^

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  14. It's so nice that you're so supportive of your friends -- I definitely feel this way about my friends who are athletes too.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  15. Gourgeus! Interesting blog!
    Follow me that i'll following you! Kisses from Rome Federica
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  16. that sounds like me! i twirled a flag. does that count?

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  17. just great photos! what program do you use to add the stuff to your photos?

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  18. The team spirit does seem amazing! I never really played sports, aside from ballet, modern and oriental dance... And the occasional jog around my neighborhood haha.
    Thanks for dropping by on my blog,
    Love,
    S

    www.sonushka.com

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thank you!

xx Caroline