Kyla's Blog - Week 13

December 2, 2007

In all honesty this is probably the hardest blog to write thus far. I feel like I have so much to say, but at the same time nothing seems to come into my head to write. I am so down right now. The team is on a six-game losing streak and it is rough. It kills me because I know that we aren't losers. We aren't people who back down and accept losing. Yet, here we are 1-6 on the season. But instead of being a total Debbie Downer and talking about how much my life sucks right now, I am going to pull a 180 on you all. I am going to write about something totally different, because everyone knows that over focusing on bad things only makes them super bad (a hilarious movie by the way). I am going to talk about the perks of being a college athlete. So here it goes.

Top Four Off-the-Court Reasons Why Being a College Athlete Rocks My Socks Off:

4.  I have two words: Rosa's Pizza Baby! Okay that was three, but the baby at the end is a must. After every home game there are six boxes of out-of-this-world scrumptious, greasy, totally unhealthy pizza waiting to be munched by the team. It is pretty much amazing.

3.  Okay people, can I get an Amen to the fact that laundry is one of the worst chores ever??!! So when I came here I was not looking forward to having to wash all of my clothes. I knew there was going to be a ton because we would be working out so much. Then I found out that our practice and game clothes are washed for us. To me, that is the coolest thing since sliced bread.

2.  I obviously knew coming into this whole deal that I was going to get hooked up with some pretty nice gear. Honestly though, I didn't realize that it was going to be so much. We are talking multiple pairs of shoes, sweats, jackets, basically the works. It is sweet. I feel like I have definitely reached baller status when I am rolling around campus in my new digs. You may not always have a great game, but in the end the gear will at least make you look like good.

1.  The top off-the-court reason why being a college athlete is so awesome is that I have a family here. I know that sounds corny, but it is the truth. My teammates are my family over here, and I could not ask for more. I struggled with a lot of things this fall but I never doubted that my team would be there to back me up and give me a hand when I needed one. This team is tight. We get along so well, and it is so much fun. I feel so lucky to be a part of something like this because I know it isn't like this at every school.

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