Work hard, push yourself, put the time in, and stay determined and you can do great thing in life. This was something my parents told me repeatedly throughout my childhood. When they would tell me this I never really believed them. However, many years later I realized that their words could not be more true.
Is it worth coming back to those you love? Yes it is, and whom do you think of when you hear the word “hero”. When I hear the word hero I think of my papa. For instance, my papa and Odysseus have a lot of things in common. For example, being competitive, knowing it’s not all about strength, and realizing that even if you're enjoying your time away from your original life, it’s always important to come back.
I started to practice at my house—it was the only hoop available for me at the time. Everyday, I would go outside and just shoot as many shots as I can so, I could make my form better. A few weeks of practicing, I started to see progress in my form—I made more shots than usual. Since I thought I was getting better, I decided to ask my parents if they could put me in a basketball team. My parents agreed without any hesitation.
In “The Rich Brother” by Tobias Wolff, Pete and Donald were two brothers that lived life on different ends of a spectrum. Pete became more successful than his younger brother, Donald while Donald was the brother who didn't quite have his life together and was just living it day by day. At a young age, when the two brothers’ parents, however, passed away, Pete felt that because was the eldest, he had to take the role of being the ‘parent’ and taking care of him and his brother even after they grew up. Because of this, he may feel entitled to take care of his little brother, Donald. Although Pete was there when Donald was in need at a younger age, It is also true that Pete was there for Donald in his adult life, making it hard for Donald to live life on his own.
The Christian faith is important to the Tebow family, and they decided it would be best for all their children to be homeschooled (Newsmakers.) In 1996, Florida began to allow homeschooled students to play football at public high school. Tebow decided to play for the Nease High School team (Newsmakers). Tebow’s years at Nease High School did not go unnoticed, and he soon began to be known “not only for his running and throwing, but also for his extreme competitiveness” (Newsmakers). During one of Tebow’s junior year football games, the coaches believed he had gotten a leg cramp; however, after the
The student use to call me speedy every time we have recess outside or gym class everyone wanted me on their team because I was fast and quick. When we play football, I would just get the ball and run straight without being touch, or tackle by anyone that 's when I notice I can run track and compete with the older kids. My first time running track I was a bit nervous because I was racing against older kids. It was the 200-meter dash was my face race, I would close my eyes and wait for the gunshot to go.
Where Berent, Cael, Trevor, Xavier, and I drove up to play for the state cup. The rest of the team was with their parents but we decided to carpool to save money. We were all joking around until we figured out that we were going to play the older tempo team, Tempo Blaze. At first, we thought that this would be a sweep, that we would win the whole tournament without worrying, but know we have to play the team that has never lost this year and we have never beaten for as
Although being put in a boys home seems appealing, Ponyboy would never be happy being separated from his brothers. You can see this when Ponyboy says “ I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home. To stay”(99). This shows that he feels relieved when he
After many months of training, it was time for League Champs to begin. The day first began like any other day at a swim meet: meet warm up, where everyone is jam packed into one lane with a glimpse of faces every once in a while, then like always I just hung out until the meet started, saturating my body in the chlorine mixed pool and I let the sun beam down. At this point in time, I wasn’t nervous for my events because I was going to swim my usual events which included, the 100yd. Butterfly, 200yd.
I was a mess with bad hair and crooked goggles, nearly drowning the entire time, but I was in love. I had never felt so free as I did in the water, and dreamed of being as elegant and artistic as the swimmers were. So I took official swimming lessons and joined the team when I was ten. For the next six years, synchro would dictate my life. With long practices an hour away four days a week, I didn’t have time for other activities.
The second I was on the field I knew my team had the game won. All I could see around me was a group of men ready for war. I couldn’t be more ready for my last home opener so after I did what I do when the unexplainable happens, accept it. I ran to the 45 to the 35 to the 20, hoping to find the kick returner. 8 months waiting for this moment all the sweat, pain, 100 degree sun beaming UV rays to my face.
I disliked flag football and was so happy when I finally was allowed to sign up for Urbana Hawks tackle football this Fall. I bought all of my equipment over the Summer, practiced, and was ready to play. I also was so excited to find out that my neighbor and best friend (Tony) was on my team. It was time
After the end of a JV football season, the varsity coach always selects a few players to move them up with the varsity. Getting moved up with varsity is a huge deal. It means that the varsity coach thinks you’ll make a good impact on the team next year and sees potential in you. I always knew I wasn 't a good football player, but that didn 't matter to me because I loved the sport. I didn 't start at any positions my freshman or sophomore year.
The Wes Moore’s Success Can a person's successfulness really depend on on the way they were raised and environment they live in? Many argue that a person’s nature, other wise known as their physical surroundings, could affect how successful someone could become in their future. Others argue that it is a person's nurture that determine their successfulness. In “The Other Wes Moore,” Wes Moore, the author, and the other Wes Moore share the same name and similar lives, but only one manifested himself into a successful life. How did only one Wes Moore manage to make his life successful?
18016 26th February, 2017 Mrs. Stone Adv Eng III The Great Fitzgerald In the timeless novel The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby struggles with money, women, and war. F. Scott Fitzgerald also faced similar challenges.