Today we ask: If talent and gender were not a factor, which professional sport would you compete in?
My answer: I would be an Olympic driver.
When I was about 14, I competed on a diving team. While those first few months went well enough because I had some natural athletic ability, I went on to struggle on dives with higher degrees of difficulty. Standing on the board during meets, I found I could not block out the audience (and especially how badly they might think I looked in a wet Speed-o!) and was unable to give those dives the concentration they needed. And it was no fun to get low scores! So when that season ended, I “retired.”
However, years later, while working in a bustling office, I found I could block out everything and everyone to work on my stories. Must be because writing is my true passion, while diving was just a Friday Fresh fantasy? What do you think?
And okay, who’s next?
Friday, October 26, 2007
Freshly Posted by TinaFerraro @ 10/26/2007