Long time no talk Blog Fans!
Elly Cosgrove here sharing my endeavors from this past summer. It was definitely an exciting one that I can’t wait to share with you all! This summer I nannied and coached beach volleyball. Coaching was definitely an interesting experience… I had the lovely opportunity of coaching players (ages 10-13) who had just begun the beautiful sport. We had our good and bad days, but definitely an overall rewarding experience. Not only did I coach beach volleyball, but I played my fair share as well (hopefully I can shake the sand out of my sets in time for season…). I played in an adult tournament at the beginning of summer with my partner who plays at UNCW and we ended up winning our division. Unfortunately, I was not able to receive the prize money due to NCAA rules (darn).
My family and I also went to the Bahamas this summer! That trip marked my first trip down there and it was gorgeous! We cruised around the Abacos in a boat belonging to some family friends of ours. They introduced us to spear fishing and I had the time of my life. I never actually caught a fish with my spear, but I definitely punctured a lot of fish due to my lack of experience. The only problem that I had with the whole spear fishing endeavor was the sharks. About five minutes after every hit on a fish, a shark would appear (reef sharks and nurse sharks mostly). We were face-to-face with a 10-foot nurse shark at one point. For anyone who knows me knows that my all time biggest fear happens to be sharks (convenient). So, that definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, but it was so worth it.
Towards the end of the summer, I also went to Southern California to visit some family friends. I visited San Diego and Temecula and had an absolute blast. Not sure if I like the west coast as much as the east coast, but I would still 100% recommend a trip out to the beautiful coast of SoCal.
I am truly thankful for the time I’ve been able to spend home, but I CANNOT WAIT to return to campus for preseason. Wow. Our first practice is in less than a week. Can anyone say #PUMPED.
Until Next Time Blog Readers,
Elward (Number 8)
Did you actually go to the Bahamas without a Bahamas collage?
Nick and I in SOCAL! This is at Torrey Pines.
Brought my brother out for a little coed tournament. He’s a natural.
My partner Courtney Mullinax and I after our big win! We were at the tournament facility from 9am-9pm… It was an extremely long day.