Summer of 2013

This is how good of a summer I had :)

This is how good of a summer I had 🙂

Here I will explain my amazing summer in Hermosa Beach, Calif. First and foremost I just want to let you know, I was 200ft from the beach 🙂 I won’t lie, this was the best summer of my life and I was very blessed to have the opportunity to do all of this.

This whole thing was able to happen because of an app I’m addicted to called Instagram. Which is where I share all my photos/short videos, etc. Somehow on Instagram I met a good friend Dayton (check out his Instagram). We connected and talked about how playing in a tournament would be neat.

So I set out to California for vacation initially but left a day early to play in a tournament. So we played in a tournament together the first time meeting each other which was a cool experience. We played pretty well considering the situation.  So after like 2 weeks Dayton asked if I wanted to stay at his place for a few weeks or something (he had the apartment 200ft from the beach). I said “OF COURSE”. I talked to my parents, they were cool with two weeks, so I set out and played in my second CBVA with a friend out in Mission Beach before staying with Dayton. We finished first! YAY! That’s besides the point.

My initial thought was to stay for 2 weeks, that didn’t last too long, day in and day out I was enjoying myself getting the opportunity to live mostly on my own and getting to play Beach Volleyball each and every day. I was living the dream. I played in tournaments every weekend, practiced with the HP teams, took photographs on the beach, ate junk food, made friends and all that good stuff.

What my days consisted of: Waking up whenever we felt like it, ate whatever we had around then head to the Beach to find games or we might’ve even had something setup beforehand! :O

After being there for a few months I started looking for a job because I was running out of money (it happens, trust me). Sadly I never found a job, but I got a call for a coaching job back in Arizona at the perfect time, so I set back home which was really tough coming back from such an amazing summer. I learned so much during that summer I cannot begin to tell you.

Let’s hope SUMMER 2014 is just as good if not BETTER!

Links:

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2013/July/17/From-Social-Media-to-the-Sand?p=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eep9IB8iLPU/

Signing off,

Christian Honer