Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go there will be trouble…if I stay there will be double
So you gotta let me know…should I stay or should I go?
To quote my friend Krista’s comment from my last post, “Club soccer is an interesting beast.” After my last post we decided to make some changes for my little soccer girl. She truly loves soccer and is a strong and skilled player. A team that has lost its core group and would be basically starting over wasn’t really the place for her. Besides, forget about her, I needed to escape the drama!
We’ve only played for one club and Big Soccer Girl will be staying there for her fifth year. She is very excited about her new coach and her team and it’s a great situation for her. The coaching change has lead her to rediscover her love for the game and it definitely shows on the field. I wasn’t sure what this year held for her, but so far it has been wonderful to watch.
As for Little Soccer Girl, we were extremely fortunate to find a high level team at a new club with a coach that is enthusiastic, skilled and personable. She and her friend both made the switch official this week and couldn’t be more excited. Of course I’m sad for the team we left behind, but really that team doesn’t exist any more. I am very grateful to our former coach for all of his time and energy that he put into my little girl and her skills are a testament to his coaching excellence. But, I feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can now put all my priorities in order. (well…kind of…now I have to spend a lot more time in the car…)
I’m not sure how appropriate it is to quote The Clash and The Bible in the same post, but hey, that’s just who I am. Questions have been answered and a new season has started. I’m ready to not take it all so seriously.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.