My 2010: Going back to competitive volleyball
Of the things I have regretted the most in the past few years, abandoning competitive volleyball has probably been my biggest one. I used to play highly competitive (indoor) volleyball when I was a teen, rising to state-level, pre-national and national level. I went from being a middle blocker to becoming a power hitter to learning to be a good setter. Overall, I received a fairly well-rounded, integrated training.
Having been a competitive volleyball player since my early teens allowed me to come to the sport a few years ago (and many years after having played my last high-level competitive tournament),and still have a decent enough game. Sadly, work-related pressure, high workloads and my increased involvement in social media events led me to stop playing volleyball. I can’t even begin to tell you how upset I was with myself when I realized that the last time I played a good match was in early 2008.
So, I have promised myself (along the veins of my previous blog entries on my 2010 manifesto) that I would come back to competitive volleyball in 2010. I still need to figure out how to do that since most leagues will only take you in as a player if you start in August/September of the previous year. I will have to investigate this upon my return to Vancouver. But one thing I can tell you – I may not be the great player I once was, but I will definitely be MUCH better than I am right now. That, is a promise to myself.