1. Chapter One: The Letter
Hi. My name is Kirsten. I'm just a typical teenage girl trying to make it through my senior year.
It all started when I decided to try out for my last year of high school volleyball. Like always I've never been the type of person to be good as the others, but I made the first 6. I started to think I wouldn't play as well but honestly I ended the season with a very good record.
I came home from school thinking if I have gotten any mail. I grabbed the keys and drove to the post office, which was an eight mile trip. It didn't bother me because I always liked to be alone. Driving. With music ripping through my eardrums. Yeah that's the life...
Pulling up to the post office with nerve wrecking thoughts going through my mind. I was waiting for one special letter that could possibly change my life. As I turned off the truck, I got out, walking up a steep ramp which took time to walk. I was there. Could it be? I was about to see if I have deserved this spot to play volleyball DownUnder. My emotions have been mixed all of a sudden as I open the small box. I reach in and grab out a big thick envelope. I was so happy.
"Is this actually happening right now? Did I really deserve a spot on team Utah?" I spoke to myself.
My legs were trying not to tremble done the stairs, making it a lot easier towards the vehicle, and a lot shorter. As I got in, I was so nervous to open this big of an envelope. It only meant one thing... I was accepted to play volleyball in Australia to represent Utah.