Thursday, March 26, 2009

another book signing

Another opportunity has arisen for me to get on my soapbox and sing the praises of softball, and I'm thrilled to take it. I'm giving a speech tonight at the White Rock Renegades pep rally in support of my old organization, and then doing a signing there.

Most of my close friends are all softball players I've met throughout my fastpitch career, including four of my five bridesmaids. It's also provided me with fantastic opportunities, including college scholarship offers, a place on the Canada Games Team, and a whole network of people I still keep in touch with. I was a pitcher (and not always a first string pitcher!), and when I wasn't in rotation, I spent a lot of time on the bench treating injuries and rubbing sore shoulders and arms. Little wonder I wound up as a Registered Massage Therapist.

To all those aspiring fast pitch players: work hard, be coachable, and never give up. You might be surprised the door that will open for you down the road.