Helloooo party people:) I am Alex Frank, a rising junior and ds/libero. This summer has been absolutely crazy, and for all the fans who read my blog every year (thank you I love you), I finally have a more interesting life to tell you about.
To start off the summer right (and get super tan before anyone else could), my family and I took a two week trip to Hawaii, visiting Honolulu and The Big Island. If you want to have the most amazing trip please take my mom (expert yelper) with you. Because of her, we went ziplining, horseback riding on a volcano, swimming with wild dolphins (no animals in captivity allowed:)), learned about the history of the islands, and went on a helicopter ride to beautiful places you would never be able to find. It was the most incredible experience that I will never forget.
The next day after we landed home, I started my program to become a CNA. Hope you guys are proud I am finally adulting!! The program was long and intense, and after many sleep deprived days I am finally a certified nursing assistant. This was the first step in being able to find a job that counts as experience hours so I can apply to grad school after my time at Geneseo. I learned so much, met incredible people in the nursing home I was trained at, and developed such a deep respect for all the people in the health care business that work to take care of the people we love everyday.
You guys know me way too well to think I’d leave out my usual summer shenanigans. Of course you can still find me at Sharkey’s everyday of the week, but we even kicked that up a notch this year. For the usual, coed doubles is every Monday, women’s advanced doubles is every Wednesday, and I ref the rest of the week days. This year my partner [Melissa] and I have teamed up with our local volleyball girl gang to play pickup as much as we possibly can during the day too. For all those pro athletes that say practice makes perfect, I finally get what they’re talking about. So far, Melissa and I have won two pro doubles tournaments and took the AA championship at Pottstown Rumble- the largest grass doubles tournament in the USA. I also clinched the Alex’s Lemonade 4’s tournament chip for the second year in a row (it has my name on it I have to). With a month or so left, Melissa and I are planning to play in two more grass doubles tournaments, Lollypalooza (4’s grass), and we have one last pro beach doubles tournament left. After that, I’ll be seeing her across the net in the fall:(
With all of this you could say summer is my favorite season of the year… but jokes on you it’s volleyball season:) That was cringy I know, but even cringier: I miss my boys so much and can’t wait to be working towards a Yacs title with them this season<3 See you all so soon, one more month!!!
PS: Please enjoy this picture of Melissa buying 24 donuts from Krispy Kreme before Pottstown
PPS: Coach I swear I am eating healthy this is her fault