Hello. My name is Jessica. I suck at sports.
No, no..... do not try to tell me that I'm being modest or that I'm just being cute. I'm not asking for a vote of confidence, either.
I suck at sports.
I always have and always will.
I am ok with this.
In PE, our 10th grade coach once lectured us because we were purposely getting out for Dodgeball (we had played nothing but for about two months straight and were tired of it). She started yelling at us and said, "Next year, you won't have PE! And, you're going to miss it! When you are sitting in your classroom and are looking outside, you are going to wish you had a PE class."
We sat there and listened, and I thought to myself, "Lady, you are crazy. I will NEVER miss PE."
I was right. I never did.
Because, I suck at sports. I blame it on being left-handed.
Think about it........ all my coaches were trying to teach me how to do things the right-handed way, when I am a TRUE lefty. As in, I do everything left-handed..... some people write with their left, but do everything else with their right. Not me, I do absolutely everything the left-handed way. Even when I'm doing a workout class or video and the trainer says, "Right, left, right, left." I will catch myself going left, right, left, right.
Anyway..... the point is..... I suck at sports and was fine with it.
Until two of my so-called best friends decided I needed to play on their work's softball team. Our city has a coed league and they started a team.
So, they recruited me.
I protested. I told them I sucked. I warned them that I have absolutely NO idea when I go to hit or catch a ball if I am within the actual vicinity of the ball.
They told me I was lying and bought me a team shirt.
See..... I'm fine with the fact that I suck at sports because I danced and cheered for my entire life. I'm athletic in that way. If you ask me to throw a person in the air and catch them, I'm golden. If they kick me in the face as they are coming down, I will STILL catch them. I once danced in a recital with a broken shoulder. So, that has always been my thing and I'm ok with it.
Then, I got put on a friggin softball team.
Do you know that I have been praying for rain every Tuesday?
It worked for a couple weeks and then God told me to put on my big girl panties and get out there.
So, I did.
I do suck. My teammates are quickly finding this out. But, I'm trying my darndest.
I've even hit the ball a couple times. My next step is to make it to first base without getting out.
Baby steps, people, baby steps.