Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today I'm Jumping Ahead.

Days 20 & 21 of the 30 Day Challenge: A picture of somewhere you'd like to travel & A picture of something you wish you could forget.

I pretty much already covered the traveling stuff with my post about what I want to do before die.  The only thing I can think of that I'd like to forget is past relationships with ex-boyfriends.  And obviously it would be highly inapproriate to post their pictures. 

So, skipping forward to Day 22 of the 30 Day Challenge:  A picture of something you wish you were better at. 

Volleyball Sept. 12, 2006 260
(no one I know.  source)

At first I started thinking about all the crafty and artsy things I'd like to learn and do well: knitting, drawing, painting, writing, sewing, etc.  To be honest, if I would simply spend some time at each of these, I probably would be better at them.  Then I realized that what I really wish I could be better at, that no amount of practice will ever truly help...... Sports. 

Team sports, specifically.  Volleyball, basketball, baseball, tennis, etc. 

I have tried just about every common sport and have never been athletic or coordinated enough to be a wanted person for anyone's team.  I'd LOVE to be able to go out and play ball with my husband and brothers.  Not only do I want to be able to play and be good at sports, I'd like to LIKE sports.  That's gotta be such a great bonding activity for couples that both enjoy sports!  I wish that were me.  Not to mention the calorie-burning which sport playing brings about!  But, that is soooooo not me.  Just the thought of playing sports makes me feel lethargic. 

When I was in my late teens/early twenties I would play sports with friends anytime an opportunity presented itself.  Needless to say, I was the one who kicked the ball into the other team's net, bounced the ball into the net instead of over it, fouled the other player, double dribbled, and got struck out everytime.  So, after a decade of that, I have called it quits.  Can you blame me?  I'm just gonna stick to Skip-Bo.

And when I'm done having babies I'm gonna get back into snowboarding.  That I can get good at!

And now, **drum roll**  time to announce the winner of the silver earrings!  Milk and Honey Mommy said, "Jamie, You sound like me. I wear the same earrings all of the time (I never take them off); little gold hoops so the silver ones would be a nice switch. I do love earrings, but I would be more of a collector than a wearer only because I would forget I had others.  That Ash makes me laugh. Britt sure knows how to enjoy some good food."  

Congrats!  The hoops are yours! 

Again, thanks to all who played.  :)  Only 4 more giveaways left!


Myrnie said...

During particularly bad gym classes I used to chant under my breath "At least I can sing...At least I can sing.". I'm right with you!

MommyMert said...

This post made me giggle.

Vicky said...

I hate sports. I feel tired just thinking about it. My disdain of all things sporty will probably bite me in the backside when I'm older, when said backside will expand dramactically. Lol. x

blueviolet said...

I am so not competitive so like you, I didn't excel at sports. I didn't want to be the one who flubbed up so I avoided the whole thing entirely. That was dumb now that I think about it! I could have just practiced!

Rachel said...

Oh how this post brings back horrible memories of causing my team to lose in gym class!

However, I have a few pounds of baby weight to lose and I have been thinking about those gym classes and how I was in such great shape even though I hated them. I'm actually going to start the running program I did in high school as soon as it cools down a little bit!

alissa4illustration said...

Ha I'm the same way and I love Skip-Bo! Scrabble is fun, but I usually loose to my hubby. I'm pretty good at Rummycube, but I haven't played it in years.

I played volleyball and basketball. I was horrible! I never could overhand serve in volleyball. Kind of a requirement if you want to be good.

I wish I liked sports. My husband loves them. I can't even stand to watch them. I try to sit there and be quite. I try mainly because I have sons that might someday love sports. I don't want to be a negative influence.

Faith said...

i really wished i enjoyed playing sports. i've always wanted to be the athletic girl but not so much. i just don't enjoy running and sweating much so it never worked out.

my only saving grace is that i enjoy watching sports ... much better than playing, haha.

Christy said...

gosh, I wish I could cut out old boyfriend memories too!!! Grrrrrrr. I was quite athletic growing up and very good @ it too if I don't say so myself :) but I've found it very hard to keep those sports up married and with a child, so don't feel too bad. I've found it more fulfilling to learn new sports or physical activities. I can't dance and I hate jogging, but I was doing zoomba and aerobics and it took a while to even be able to follow the instructor, but I can tell you I feel physically SO much better... Not as achey and back pains. I really have to push myself to jog and get it done in the morning when it's cool outside (78 degrees) otherwise I don't get it done. I think as long as anyone keeps "movin", old age should go well (i hope anyway). :)