Choosing Balls Over Blogging
Soccer balls people, what do you think I’m talking about?!
Last year I was lucky enough to be able to attend the inaugural BlogWest conference. I was totally looking forward to attending again this year, but circumstances have dictated otherwise. You see, I’m coaching my second season of soccer (indoor this time, U12 boys) and we’ve had a pretty successful season, despite what one particular parent seems to think. This blog is apparently actually “findable” (waving high to the lovely mom of one of my soccer players who found it recently!) so I will not say any more on that topic, except to say I may not know a ton about soccer, and I may have been a little reluctant to coach at first, but at the end of the day I did agree to coach, I have been there for every game, every practice and I have spent countless hours planning and organizing, downloading drills, inflating soccer balls, buying bandages and goalie gloves and just plain old thinking about soccer and how to be the best coach I could be, so let it go buddy, it’s MY team!
Anyway, we qualified at the top of our tier, got a bronze medal in our grouping at the Cities and now we are heading to the highest level we can achieve for our particular level of community soccer, which is the Inter Cities competition in Calgary. It’s March 9 and 10 of course, thus the end of my BlogWest 2013 plans. I hope there are tons of great recap posts about it during or after the conference so I can get a little taste of it this year 🙂 Don’t feel bad for me though – I am totally looking forward to my weekend away, even if I’m sharing a hotel room with my 3 boys instead of soaking up some peace and even if I’m grabbing a buffet breakfast before each game instead of luxuriating with room service like I did during BlogWest last year. It will be fun and then soccer will be over, for this season at least!