jnuwer (jnuwer) wrote,
jnuwer
jnuwer

Happiness is BLU

This weekend I had the opportunity to watch my favorite sports team win a prestigious tournament, the Stanford Invite. My UCLA Ultimate team, BLU, beat the Pie Queens of UC Berkeley in finals. I got to see them whip University of Washington in Semis too. I couldn't help but feel proud every time a player made a sweet play. My favorite part, however, was seeing the change that has happened since our first year together. The players have developed so much since our first season. It still surprises me sometimes to see someone make an unexpected play. A formerly tentative player gets a diving blocks or a player that used to have weak throws steps around to throw a difficult pass. A player that struggled with long throws for years, finally consistently throwing beautiful long throws. A zone offense that I toiled to get them to use and understand, shredding the zone defense of another team. This work has not been done by me, it's been done by them and their coaches since then. I love seeing something that I helped create flourish without me even needing to be there. I helped set the pieces in motion. I helped set original strategies. I helped shaped their game by providing a strong example and through coaching. And now I can sit back and enjoy the beautiful artwork that they create for all of us to watch and admire with happiness.
Subscribe

  • End of Medicine month

    It's a wierd feeling to ponder the trepidation with which I approached call before Medicine month. Now I feel like I could handle any problem on the…

  • One Twelf

    Almost one 12th of the way done with my intern year! Yay! My next month is internal medicine which will carry more responsibility and time pressure.…

  • Fewer Americans are smoking, poll reveals

    Finally, something to celebrate about in our current public health climate. WebMD (7/28, Hitti) reported that a new "Gallup poll on smoking shows…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments