Growing up, I always wanted to be a star athlete. It didn't matter what sport, so I somehow started playing volleyball in middle school and kept up with it until my senior year of high school.
I attended every practice. I ran a lot. I worked hard. Whenever I tripped violently, I got back up.
I played my cards right, but my mediocre athlete days just weren't good enough. I was handed my MVP award senior year of high school and then just like that my volleyball career was over.
It was bittersweet, but I guess we can't all be like UNC men and women lacrosse players, who all happen to be going to the Final Four this weekend.