Monday, February 16, 2009


As I grow up and become older, volleyball seems to take on a larger role in my life. In high school every weekend would be spent on the road with my parents, traveling to different states for tournaments. This is why most of my friends were my teammates. In high school my closest friends were on the team with me. During winter and spring, off season, I played club volleyball. Most of the girls on my club team were very close to me, although I didn't get to spend much time with them outside volleyball, because of the miles between us.

Three of my closest friends were on my high school team. We had the best times and spend almost every weekend together. During the off season my senior year I played on club team that didn't travel as much, which gave me a chance to spend more time at home on the weekends. Abby and Ashley lived down the road from me, they were about 3 miles away, which is close and considered a neighbor when you live in the country. My other close friend was Ali. She was a year older than me and ended up going to a school in North Carolina to play volleyball. The other two are a year younger than me and are seniors in high school now. When I go home I try to spend as much time with them as possible, although it is hard to find time to see everyone when I am only home for a weekend.

Katie is a friend that was never a volleyball player, she was a cheerleader. We have been friends since preschool but went to different elementary schools and met again in middle school. She and I attend the same college and still hang out. Sometimes it is hard to find time with our different schedules but we usually try to go to lunch together once a week.

Most of my friends have been my teammates, with an exception of one. Of course I have friends outside of my sport, but my teammates are the girls I spend most of my time with, it’s hard not to consider them my closest friends and practically part of my family. It was hard for me to get used to being away from my family, as well as it probably is for many. But I consider myself lucky to have a team that was my family from the day I stepped on campus. My roommate is probably one of the closest friends I have made here at college. We have learned so much about each other, and have been placed in many of the same situations being on the same team and coming from homes that were fairly alike.

I have learned that while transitioning into college, you have to be careful with who you trust. There will be people you will meet and think to yourself, "wow, I think I just found my new best friend!" and the next thing you know is that they are nothing like what you though they would be. College has such a large variety of people and finding one that could be your close friend is hard sometimes. Especially, when you leave home and the friends have spent the last years of your life becoming close to. But as time goes on, I have learned more about this school and myself. I have also realized that life changes frequently and it take time to get used to a change.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you. I have a problem with being a little too trusting. I met some people my first week here at college and I really thought they would become my new best friends. Unfortunately as time went on, I realized they weren't like me at all. Now I've met some people that are more like me and slowly we've become close friends. In high school I never had a problem making friends, but I've found that it's a lot harder than I thought. It's nice knowing that I'm not the only one that has went through this kind of thing.