I find myself throwing myself into football more and more these days, I didn't grow up playing footy, but took it up when I was 24 and had moved to Sydney. It's kind of weird really, Tassie is a big footy playing state, and NSW is a rugby league state and there's always competition between the two codes, but somehow I only ended up playing once I had moved.
Do you ever feel like you have found a groove for yourself? Something your actually not bad at!? I grew up and was very uncoordinated and always took extra time trying to learn sports, I always had to do extra practice or sit back and watch a drill for awhile until I got it into my head what we were supposed to be doing.
I still have to sit back and watch some new drills for awhile, before I'm confident of what we're doing, but these days I have self confidence in myself on the field in actual games and really enjoy playing.
Actually I'm not enjoying the backline a real lot!! :) I guess you have to take the good and the bad and this year after making the grandfinal last year, we have had to start our team over again, with a lot of new players, in our first round out of the 22 from the grandfinal, we only ended up having 6 from that team.
If you get the chance, get down to your local park and have a look at the team going around, there's nothing quite like having a crowd to watch you play and they make you play that little extra hard.