Megan Miller is a senior Oregon State player and a recovering soccer addict. She’s now been soccer sober for … OH, NO! SHE RELAPSED! Here’s her story:
As with any addiction, quitting cold turkey can be tough. You devote so much time and energy to this obsession and without it you can feel lost. And that’s when the relapse comes into play. For me, relapse is a six-letter word spelled S-O-C-C-E-R. I knew I couldn’t stay soccer sober for much longer, and when an opportunity presented itself, I jumped at it. With one little taste, I was addicted yet again.
Spring is in full bloom and that means it’s time for spring season. I reached out to my coaching staff here at Oregon State hoping to learn from them as a volunteer assistant coach. Should I ever pursue a career in coaching I will need some actual experience, and who better to learn from than D1 Pac-12 coaches, right? And so it seemed that a relapse was in store for me.
Originally, I had just planned on assisting the coaches behind the scenes. But as fate would have it, I will also be jumping in on practices and suiting up for games to add an extra body. Meaning, my relapse is now in full force; I have been sucked back in by the charm of the beautiful game.