I'm very bad at volleyball.
If the ball isn't traveling directly toward my forearm,
the chances of me hitting it are virtually zero.
I think I hit the ball a total of 5 times on this particular afternoon.
(We won't count how many times I stood and watched the ball drop casually into the sand.)
I much prefer to assume the role of
"that creepy girl taking pictures of our pick-up volleyball game".
Because if I'm safe behind the lens of the camera, that means that
a) I get to practice my action photography skills and
b) There's no chance for shameful pictures of me flailing around a volleyball
court to surface if I'm the one taking the photos.
It's a win-win, people.