Photos by: Ivy Towler
Living in Solon, Iowa has been kind of challenging since it’s
such a small town with not a lot to do. Although, small towns do
have a lot of advantages such as pushing me to talk to more people
and get more involved with the community. Growing up and becoming a
teenager in a small town almost makes time with friends more
personal and really makes you value what you have to do and make
the most of it. Most of my friends and I will make simple things
like driving around on gravel roads, going to lake McBride, walking
on the nature trails, going to the apple orchard and pumpkin
patches way more fun than they seem. As I’ve grown up living in a
small town, I’ve learned to make the best of what you have and you
can always find adventurous things to do.
I have many passions, my biggest one is playing volleyball.
Volleyball has always been more than just a game to me. There is no
better feeling than being able to escape from everything else going
on in your life than by a sport you absolutely love. This sport has
not only given me opportunities to meet amazing people and travel,
but has taught me how to fight for something I want, how to face
challenges, and most importantly taught me how to always get back
up and never give up. I have never been the best volleyball player,
but being one of the weakest ones on a team really gives you the
motivation and makes you fight to become better and see things from
a different view.