Growing up, life was pretty good. I had loving parents. I had good friends. I had everything a kid could hope for.
Except one thing.
The one thing I was missing was a positive sports experience.
A memory that looms large in my mind is of being benched during my first, and only, season of little league baseball. Sitting on the bench while all of the other kids played baseball seemed like the worst thing that could happen to me.
I was wrong and there were other things that have taken the place of being benched. Yet this memory looms large. It held me back for many years.
And then last year I was invited to join my work’s recreation softball team. This was a blast. I discovered I wasn’t so bad at softball/baseball. I could add value to the team.