Fridays are unlike any other day of my week for they’re the end of the week, and because of that I love them. With every day of the week bombarded with basketball practices and classes, as a student-athlete, you quickly realize that weekends are your only saving grace. The weekends are the time for rest and relaxation at least until the season begins.
This weekend is actually my last free weekend before the season begins for women’s basketball. Needless to say, I will relish it. This Friday, I will wake up long before the sun for another morning practice. Practice starts at 7:45 a.m. I would usually arrive at the gym at least by 7:15 a.m. for an early start. Because of an injury, I’m not allowed to practice. At this point I just cheer my teammates on through practice.
As soon as practice is over, I grab some breakfast, take some time to rest and spend time with God praying for my friends, family and asking Him what He’s up to for the day. He usually places a few people on my heart that He wants me to love or gives me a list of things that I should do for the day. Around 12:45 p.m. I would usually attend my only class on Fridays, Management Theory and Practice. Yet, as any college student would love, this Friday that class is cancelled so the day is free!
With no class to attend, after practice this Friday, I meet up with a few other friends from Pittsburgh and begin a road trip to Powell, Ohio for the weekend. We will all head there with our musical instruments for a concert at 7 p.m. Upon the 3 ½ hour drive, Applebee’s will be glad to see a big, hungry group of people ready to eat a late lunch.
When I’m not playing basketball, my band and I play concerts in different cities. Music is definitely one of my biggest passions in life, so it’s really important for me to find time to do just that. With that being said, this concert will be my first one so close to home- Columbus, Ohio.
After dinner, the concert will begin, and I am very excited because I will actually know nearly everyone in the audience. This is where I grew up, and some of my closest friends and family will be there.
With the hope of nailing the show, we will probably go out to another restaurant afterwards and take it over for the night to celebrate. By that time, I will be ready to wind down for the night. After a long day, I’ll head to my friends’ house to prepare for bed.
This will just be the beginning of my weekend- my last weekend to savor. The weekend will be completely refreshing, as I spend it doing the things I love the most and being with the people I love the most. After the weekend, I will continue with the normal scheduling of being a student-athlete.