I never played organized sports growing up. Aside from a few school teams when I was in middle school I never played any sports. I guess they were out there but we lived in a small town and there weren't many options. You could play hockey, ringette or figure skating in the winter and ball in the summer. And that was it! I mean I barely recognized that other sports existed until I moved to the bigger city. But by then I was not interested in being sporty, I was interested in boys.....
So when I got to university I started dating this guy who introduced me to soccer, a sport I had always admired from the sidelines. When I first started going to the all girls school a few girls were on this city soccer team and I so wanted to play but I really had no idea about it, so when I got the opportunity to play for fun I was pumped!! And I loved it! I loved the running the fast pace movement on the field and the camaraderie that exist on the field.
Then I moved to Red Deer and lost all my sports contacts and I spent a lot of time trying to get myself into a mindset and acceptance of living in Red Deer. I mean Red Deer is great, but it was a change and all my best friends lived back in Saskatchewan so there were a few years when I was like, "I should just move back, I should just move back," but I stuck it out, made some new friends and well the rest is history.
In 2014 my friend posted on Facebook that her indoor soccer team was looking for new players. I inquired and ended up joining her team. This was 11 years after I had played my last Rec League Soccer at the University of Saskatchewan. I started out playing defence and I was good with that, it wasn't a lot of running but it was enough that I felt really workout afterwards. I had great team members and I tried to ensure I was always taking all suggestions and advice to heart and applying it the next shift or game.