Editor's Note: Jessi Greenberg is the AVCA's newest intern who will be working with us and blogging throughout the summer. She is a junior libero for the University of Kentucky averaging nearly two digs per set in the 2011 season. Back in 2009, she was an Under Armour Second-Team All-American playing at the Holy Trinity Epsicopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida. We are happy to have her on board!
Week 1: The Beginning of Summer
Hey everybody! As a new intern at the AVCA, I’m here to give you some insight on what it’s like to manage a new job, new classes, and the oh-so-fun 6:00am workouts. I like to think I have a pretty good handle on this balancing act so I’ll be your personal tour guide on this little adventure into my life. Expect some tips, some tricks, and definitely some pictures as we lace up our sneakers, pull on those smelly kneepads and hit the gym!
There’s nothing like the feeling of coming back to school and seeing your teammates and coaches after a month long period of separation. Between moving into my new house, decorating, and stocking up the fridge and pantry, I barely had time to breathe before I started day one of coaching the All-Skills Volleyball camp at the University of Kentucky. Although having the company of 160 eleven and twelve year-olds for two days straight may sound glamorous, my physical and mental exhaustion begged to differ.
However, it all seems worth it when you see a kid’s face light up because they just got their first overhand serve EVER over the net. Yeah, that was a good feeling. An even better feeling was coming home to a brand new townhouse, having a nice (and healthy) home-cooked meal, and relaxing on a dangerously comfortable couch.
The new digs. Doesn’t that couch look heavenly?