Long Time, No Blog

Well y’all, it’s been a good while since I’ve blogged. There really was no rythme or reason to me stopping, it just happened out of no where. It felt good not to try and blog consistently but the thought of knowing how much I’ve neglected my blog has killed me — hence the reason I’m hoping this “come back” will last because I do miss blogging. 

Anyway, summer recap? Nothing too crazy or wild. It was a really chill summer and we didn’t do too much! Definitely NOT the most summer we’ve ever had, but you know, what can you do? I do hope that next summer is more fun and filled with more adventures. 

Izzy DID do some powerlifting training for the month of June with her school’s summer program and she liked it. I mean, at first she didn’t because I made her go but in the end she liked it. I know what you’re thinking, “Why would you force her to do something?” But here’s the thing, she’s a 12 year old child with access to unlimited Internet, if I didn’t have her try new things, she would’ve spent the entire summer being a lazy bum! She also did some slight training for cross country in early August but that wasn’t as consistent as her powerlifting.

But now, the first day of school has come and gone. Izzy is now starting her third week of school and honestly, it’s been a great start to this school year. The first week of school she tried out for the seventh grade volleyball team and ended up making the B team — not where she wanted to be but she was also understanding about it being that she’s never played a day of volleyball in her life. Her first game was last Thursday and although they didn’t win, she enjoyed playing! 

She also joined the junior high cross country team, yet another sport to keep her busy! She’s the type of kid to get restless and antsy if she isn’t doing something to keep her active and going, so what better than running? This one? Not as easy of a sport as she thought it’d be. She likes running to an extent, but got her first taste of what XC is all about at her first meet this past Saturday. She didn’t place or anything, she just told me, “I was just trying to make sure I wasn’t the last one finishing the race!” And guess what? She wasn’t, so she achieved her goal there. 

You may be wondering, “Well, I wonder how she’s balancing two sports on top of school and homework!” And the answer is simple, as long as Izzy gets her class work done, she doesn’t typically have homework — this makes doing two sports extremely easy and hectic free! She typically does volleyball right after school and then meets for cross country right after. There are some days that she doesn’t get home until 8 o’clock, but even then she gets all her things done at a respectable time and isn’t frantically trying to do things.

Well, that’s just about all I’ve got. Hopefully I’ll be blogging more because I’ve missed it. There may be another post tomorrow considering Izzy has a game tonight, but who knows? I may be back again tomorrow, I may be back on Friday… I really need to figure out a new schedule. 

P.S. the “nothing but net” on the featured image is a joke because her serve went straight into the net. We know that volleyballs phrase is the: jump. set. spike! 

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