One of my volleyball kids from I think 2003 posted a new profile photo on Facebook and it's just gorgeous. It's wild to think about how these "kids" have grown-up, gotten jobs, advanced degrees and in this case, even married. And she's not the first, either. When they played for me, especially the 16's, most were kind of awkward jocks, you know? (Not counting my '05 team, frequently referred to as "Team Barbie.") I'm not saying they were ugly, it's just that they were... 16. Now they're all these beautiful grown-ups taking on the world. I'm so proud of them.
It's funny because at the time they used to make me feel so young, but now they make me feel kind of old! They're not kids anymore, they're peers. That's wild.
I really need to get back into coaching.