And now for something completely different…

I have tried for the most part to keep my blog focused around my book and writing – this is after all my author blog and was started to help people learn about Silver Blade and my experience. That being said, a lot of articles on how to blog say that you should also let your followers know some stuff about you which is not author/book related. I’m not sure I agree. I mean my life is pretty unexciting, and if it weren’t for my book, I wouldn’t have a website or a blog. However, I’m going to give it a try.

My author profile describes me as “wife, mother, step-mother, business woman, crafter, volleyball fan…” Today I’m going to blog about my passion for volleyball.

It’s not my passion to play, it is The Daughter’s. At 5’10” and being a left-handed hitter with a pretty good vertical (ie. Jump), I think The Daughter is a pretty awesome volleyball player.

With practices 3 times a week and tournaments 1-2 weekends a month, it is hard not to share her love. (Then again I do know one parent who is not so supportive of his child’s beloved sport and has refused to spend any more time in the gym. Unfortunately, it is not just his loss, but hers also.)

The Daughter plays with a great group of girls, and thankfully I get to hang out with a great group of parents. It seems a lot of teams have tension in the ranks – among players and parents – but that is not the case with our team. Sure we don’t always agree, but we move on and we move forth together.

Volleyball was first played in 1895 in Massachusetts and was first played in the Olympics in 1964. Regular volleyball is played indoors, with two teams, each with six people per side. If you were anywhere near a t.v. this past summer, you also know there is beach volleyball which is played – usually outdoors – in sand, with two people per side.

It's cold at the beach

Last year was our first experience at beach and on warmer days it is awesome, but some of our Canadian summer weekends can be less than stellar as is evident by the picture of me at right at one of the tournaments.

The Daughter’s dream is that she will get to play at university. The recruiting and scholarship process is much different here in Canada versus the US, so she will likely stay here. If the right offer came along, however, we’d certainly be open to the possibility. Of course, I hope it isn’t too far because I’d really miss watching her play!