A while back, I had a post about letting go of my dream of becoming a professional bowler. I went through a whole grieving process of it because it had been such a huge part of my identity. Today, I received news that may bring life into my long-gone dream.
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) used to have a tour dedicated to women, and rightfully called Professional Women Bowlers Association (PWBA). However, due to low funding the tour had to stop and women could compete in regular PBA tournaments; in other words, bowl with the men and try to grind it out with them. There have been multiple women who have found some success, the most notable, Kelly Kulick for her 2010 Tournament of Champions win.
I had heard a couple months ago that the women’s tour would be starting up again, but I didn’t see any legitimate reports about it coming out. Until today. Registration for the tour opened today and when the news spread, it felt like my dream had found a second chance. The catch is the fact that registration fee is $300 and it still doesn’t include tournament entry fees. Nor does it include traveling expenses. When it comes down to it, it’s expensive.
Soooo there’s a huge maybe stamped on my dreams. There’s a possibility that it could still come true, but it would be a huge investment for me. Now I’m sitting here toying with the idea of what would happen if I actually decided to pursue what I want. To have the chance to know what it’s like to be the best. It’s exciting, but scary. I don’t know, if in my position, I could make that commitment. However, I know that later on in my future I can still pursue it, if the women’s tour is still around.