A few months ago the Bishop asked me to be in charge of our Young Women's girls camp, and to be their sports director too! I laughed when the words came out of his mouth. Uh, I don't camp, we don't even own sleeping bags. I have never played sports, and can't remember the last time I even exercised. I still can't believe I said yes.
I remember thinking that if I wanted the girls to get excited about playing basketball, I needed to be excited about playing too...not just coaching them.
I was so nervous the first week I walked in to that gym to play. I thought I could put on a jersey, be a really good cheerleader, and be that constant player to come so we never had to forfeit.
Something unexpected happened in that gym for me though.
I wanted to learn to play. I wanted to win. I liked the exercise. I fell in love with the women, and had fun being a part of their team.
I am so glad that I had the confidence to try something new, because it gave me new people to love. I honestly can not wait until next season, even though our team will probably look totally different.
Who knew trying something new would be so much fun. Take that confidence!