My mom became an athlete late in life. I remember my Zaida telling me she took her to a baseball practice once and when the coach asked her what position she wanted to play, she said batter. Although health and fitness were always a priority, she didn’t really play organized sports until my brother and I were older. She always encouraged us to play sports, volunteered, and cheered us on. Even though she isn’t necessarily an All-star, she is always willing to try and learn and has built a community on the teams she plays on. As her daughter, it’s pretty inspiring and cool to see her having fun. It’s also awesome to be able to connect and play sports together as a family doing something we all love.