One of my favorite things about spring quarter is the start of spring IM sports. I always make sure that I am on as many IM teams as possible, and in spring that means softball. When the weather warms up it is only natural to get restless. It becomes difficult to concentrate on studying or class so it is really important that you have an outlet for that extra energy. Even with a busy schedule, it is important to take a few hours out of your day to exercise and just have some fun. I played baseball in high school, but there are no IM baseball teams so I always play softball instead and it turns out its just as fun! It is much more relaxed but competitive at the same time. I always play with a mix of close friends, and people I just met. It is fun to play with friends but have the opportunity to meet new people as well.
A new sport they are offering this quarter that they have not offered before is kickball. I do not think I have played kickball since I was 12, but I might have to try it out this quarter. I am sure most people won’t take it very seriously but it will be fun to just play. IM sports are definitely a highlight of UCLA life. It seems like everyone plays regardless of athletic ability or how serious they are.
I am very excited for the rest of spring quarter. Not only are there awesome IM sports, but there are many things to look forward to like Spring Sing, and the Jazz Reggae festival. Spring quarter is definitely my favorite quarter. Go Bruins!!