I started playing Ultimate Frisbee a few days after my birthday. As you may know, at that point in my life, I had been heartbroken. To cope with it, I began to reconnect with myself and, maybe, try out new things. I thought about my life in retrospect and realized that I didn’t really play a sport.
So, I began researching about Ultimate Frisbee because the guy I met around January of last year was a player. Not only that, I had spent much of the first semester of my last year in university passing by the soccer field that was filled with frisbee players around the time my class got dismissed. They would run around even though some of them were in uniforms. I was curious but the motivation to go to the field and ask if I could play was too low. I was slumped with work and school.
Now that I had quit work, I decided to finally go try Frisbee out. I finished my research and got a hold of the organizers’ numbers. They told me to drop by any day at 4:30 PM cause they were going to be at the field everyday at that particular hour.
On the day I scheduled myself to be at the field, I was very anxious. In fact, I had thought about skipping it altogether because I was too shy and nervous. But, I mustered up the courage to go meet them because I wanted change in my life and the only way to achieve change is to move forward. I did. And, there is not a day I have regretted stepping out into the field and introducing myself.
My interest in Ultimate Frisbee has grown so much. The more I play, the more I realize how similar it is to a variety of other sports like badminton, basketball, football, and rugby in terms of hand and foot movement as well as offense and defense stances. I wanna get better at playing ultimate frisbee more than I would ever want to be in a relationship. I’m not shitting on people who are in a relationship or people who are looking for a relationship. You can trust me on this.
What I’m saying is that: Frisbee allows me to get in touch with myself. It allows me to learn more about myself and it makes me want to do better. It makes me set goals and work toward those goals. It sharpens my decision making skills and encourages me to be keen. More than anything, it helps me set the life I want.
My dilemmas about socializing have diminished because of my teammates. They are hilarious, loving, and supportive at the same time. They believe in hard work and progress. They play and practice everyday. They don’t train as much as before but with the good amount of newbies joining, I think we’ll be training more often. It’s such a pain but I’d rather be bruised than miss training for some petty excuse.
I don’t want that ‘Downtown Love’ G-Eazy talks about. Because, truthfully, I’d rather be with these people. I’d rather be basking in the sun on the field. I’d rather be running to pursue a disc than pursue a d*ck.