I am so proud of all the work from this year. I am so grateful for all the new friendships and fans throughout this year! Here is to an even better 2013!!
Photo by Michael E. Mason Photography. I have so many amazing memories from this Quidditch season. It was also extremely difficult to pick a favorite shot as well. I found out about Quidditch in October of 2011. I have always loved the books and enjoyed the fandom from afar. The NY Badassilisks were doing an exhibition, and I happen to stumble upon it. After freaking out the head of the team with my excitement, I started coming to open practices, and Cupcakes was born!!
This picture represents all the new found friendships and the all around amazing community that I now call my own. Being older than most of the kids who play this sport, I get made fun of a lot for running around on a broom, but I REGRET NOTHING!! I hope this sport continues to grow and grow, not just for the love of the books but, because this sport creates a family for many who have none. I hear so many stories of individuals who have found strength and courage from their new teammates, or they wanted to be an athlete but never felt accepted, well the Quidditch family is always loving and open to all. That is what this photo is about for me. All of these people represent the family of Quidditch!! Regret Nothing!
Photo by Ally Heraper. This photo was taken at Western Cup right after I took a very hard tackle to the ground during our very first game of the tournament against ASU. It’s an odd photo to choose I know, but it represents a lot for me. Before quidditch I struggled with my identity a lot and pretended to be various things that naturally I wasn’t, all to fit in. Quidditch was where everything clicked for me. I met Becca last year when she joined our team in the fall and a wonderful relationship has since progressed between us. I love her very much, and if it hadn’t been for quidditch (in more ways than one) I don’t think we would be be together now.
Last summer my parents found out about our relationship and the simplest way to put it is that it wasn’t pretty. My relationship with them has deteriorated significantly. I don’t know where I would be today without Becca and all my other quidditch friends who have showed me so much love and support. That photo symbolizes the support I have received from quidditch which I cannot thank everyone enough for. Quidditch has given me a love for life that I never thought existed and a love with a person that I never dreamed possible.
Love has no boundaries! I love this post very much!!