8 Things You Can Relate To If You Were A High School Softball Player

8 Things You Can Relate To If You Were A High School Softball Player

Softball is a sport that brings everyone together. If everyone plays for themselves then the team would never win.


"The memories made on and off the field with your team are ones to cherish forever."

1. First day of after school practice for the season

You have already been practicing or conditioning a little everyday with your team during off season. However, when the end of January rolls around you know that's when the long three hour practices start. You know the feeling of the moment you realize you will be there when the sun sets. That you will spend the next three or more hours right there on that field for the first time that season, and you seem a little concerned because you think it's gonna feel like a really long time. As you know it goes by wayyy too fast and you're doing end of practice conditioning before you know it.

2. Dirt. Dirt everywhere.

Honestly, when your parents ask you when your car will be clean again you really don't have an answer. Between taking your cleats off, packing all your equipment up, hauling around your bag, and getting in the car after a day of practice full of sliding, diving, and just general infield work, you are nasty and therefore your car gets just as nasty. If you are anything like me, you just hoped that your parents would avoid looking in your car until the season was over.

Also, the dirt follows you into the house. My mom would always wonder where all the dirt came from that was laying in the laundry room floor. Oh whoops, that was me. That's where I changed clothes after practice. Sorry....

3. Your car becoming a closet

You never know how exactly the weather is going to decide to be for the day, so you make sure to have one of everything and a little extra just in case a team member forgets something. Your backseat or trunk was always packed with an extra pair of tennis shoes, rain boots, sweatshirts, sweatpants, practice shirts, socks, and hats. You might not be able to use the back seat or set anything in the trunk during the season, but that was okay as long as you didn't have to run for not having the right clothes or freeze because you didn't have a jacket.

4. Metal cleats walking on concrete

If you played softball in high school, the sound immediately came to mind. Some people love it, some hate it, but everyone can hear you coming from a mile away.

5. Game day hair

Yes, we may be getting ready to slide in dirt and sweat a gallon of water out, but we still made sure we looked good doing it. Before every game, you made sure to have your hair done up right. Whether that be two french braids, a braid into a ponytail, one french braid, or a braided ponytail, it was always finished off with a bow. We knew it wouldn't last much longer than the first inning, but at least we tried.

6. Dugout Cheers

Oh, there were so many. Actually, if you think back now there was probably too many, and who came up with them? You just learn them and they get passed down, but who was the original creator of the cheers? We will probably never know.

We knew that from the stands they got so annoying, but it hyped the team up and we would have to run if we didn't cheer on our teammates. So it was well worth the strained voices the next day.

7. Bus rides

These were some of the most enjoyable times. You got to hangout with your team, play some really great music, and prepare for the game all at the same time. Sometimes there would be arguments over whether someone got "your" seat or not, but in the end, the bus ride was almost as fun as the game itself.

8. The bond formed among teammates

Softball is a sport that brings everyone together. If everyone plays for themselves then the team would never win. It teaches you way more than just how to play the game, but also how to be a team player, put trust in others, and work through differences for a common goal. The memories made on and off the field with your team are ones to cherish forever.

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"


My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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The Last Month Before Graduation Told By 'Friends'

"Friends" can be painfully but wonderfully accurate.


We are in the last month of class before graduation and I have decided to start watching "Friends" again. It's just that time of year where the moments are good, the weather is perfect, and I am so stressed that I just need to see other people miserable to mask my own life. "Friends" is so incredibly but perfectly relatable.

1. There is no time for the gym! The only time I might could go would be if I substituted sleep for workouts. So either way, I lose. 

2. The look you have when see you only have four weeks left to salvage what is left of your grades. 

3. My friends and I when we see the pool opens.

4. When I see a cute boy I know I won't ever see again after four weeks.

5. When you mentally try to lose weight but this is how you show up on the first day the pool opens.

6. Me dreaming of my future career.

7. When the anxiety of graduation takes over your mind and body..it just sort of happens..

8. The question we all ask our professors when he gives us that barely passing grade knowing GOOD AND WELL we have been making passive aggressive comments about barely making it to graduation! 

9. When you get that approved graduation application email with all of the commencement info! 

10. Me and my friends waiting to be given our MRS degree.

11. Submitting those finals knowing you did your best but still wasn't good enough. 

12. Ole Miss Seniors graduation weekend in the Phi Mu fountain 

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