Softball is many things. Today, softball is a data team.

Our careers can be immensely stressful. There’s pressure from all sides to perform, to be on top of our game at all times, to play every position on the field from teacher, to coworker, to mom, to babysitter, to entertainer, to friend.

On the job, we are pushed to our physical and mental limits. This career can strip you down and try to expose your weaknesses. It can try to break you.

The great thing about having a data team is that we are all on the same team. We all know the stresses. We all know the pressures. We all have each other’s backs.

So when I sat with my data team today, finding humor in the moment and reaching for an opportunity to laugh, I realized that I wasn’t alone in my struggle. I had people who understood me.

Because there’s something intensely comforting knowing that you’re not alone.

My softball team operated the same way. Each day, we would be pushed to both our physical and mental limits. The game would strip us down and try to expose our weaknesses. We’d be sore. We’d be tired. Often times, we would be broken. We would doubt our abilities. We would question our strengths.

But we were always on the same team. We always had each other’s backs.

So when we’d sit in the ice bath until our legs blushed and tingled, or when we’d dance carefree in the locker room after practice, we would manage to find humor in those moments and reach for opportunities to laugh.

Because there’s something intensely comforting knowing that you’re not alone.

Softball is many things. Today, softball is a data team.

 

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4 thoughts on “Softball is a Data Team

  1. A team is a powerful thing, I couldn’t teach without a strong team. I am so glad you also have a team to toss ideas, catch your fouls balls and maybe give you an occasional walk when you need it! Play Ball!

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