I decided to try the sport after I realized all of my friends were having so much fun playing. Once I strapped on the helmet and shoulder pads, I was hooked. Let me tell you first off, I loved football, but we were not a good team in my youngers days. I started in second grade, and from then all the way up to sophomore year, we only won about one game every year. There is just something about it though, that kept me coming
If gone up to guys that are 6’2 250 pounds in 7th grade. When you play center, defensive tackle are huge. Everybody would think I would not be good in a game with my new positions, judging me thinking I would be bad this year, but little did they know coach wanted me to start defensive end and center. When I told them that they thought I was gonna do bad they had their heads down nervous I would do bad every snap. In practice I was doing pretty good they thought I’d do bad going 100% full contact everything.
My childhood was lost because of this, but since coming out a new world has opened. When I started my freshman year of high school I was quiet, extremely introverted, depressed, and always anxious. I didn’t how to make friends, I had no friends, and I was at a new school. My world was turned upside down, but for the first time in my life, I could be who I wanted to be, which was myself. I didn’t want to trapped inside myself anymore and didn’t want to be afraid of what the world could do to me.
I have always hated group projects, I avoid them like the plague. So, when I was told there would be a group assignment, I nearly panic. The reason why I loathe group work is not because I’m afraid of meeting new people, it is because I do not like to be too dependent on others, when it comes to grade work. However, this group project has enlighten me about what it means to actually work together. When we first got together we thought of topics that could rise awareness, we untimely came up Hazing in college campuses.
At first, I tried to ignore or avoid those individuals that I didn’t get a long with, but that was impossible. Eventually I would have to work with them in order to win the game. My coaches would always say that, “we won as a team and lost as a team” which, to me, meant that no matter how well I performed individually, it always takes a team to win or lose. That lesson has become even more real as I have served in the military these past two years. Failure to work as a team can get someone hurt or even
(MIP-2) From certain experiences, Montag comes to realize that he’s not actually happy with his life because he discovers that it lacks genuine, valuable, or humane relationships, eventually driving him to find the truth about his society by making him think about and question it. (SIP-A) Montag realizes from his experiences with Clarisse that his relationships in his life lack genuity, value, or humanity. (STEWE-1) From one of his first experiences with Clarisse, Montag feels something that he realizes he never felt before in his daily life. He ponders to himself, "How rarely did other people's faces take of you and throw back to your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought?" (Bradbury 8).
I signed up for a few sport programs such as soccer and I gave it my best shot. Although, I did soon realized that I didn't discover a great sport's talent. It didn't matter too much since I put excellence in each sport that I tried which was all that mattered to me. I did discover that I was superior at academics, though. When I mixed in excellence with effort, I got really high grades and scores which really boosted my low confidence!
My senior year of high school I was appointed captain of my color guard team. This was unexpected for me, as I was one of the least able performers on the team. I could easily have named girls who were better than I was at our routines and more skilled than I was with our equipment. I felt uncertain that I would be able to be a good captain for my team, and nervous about the prospect of being responsible for their improvement. However, my director had confidence that I had the ability to motivate the team to be better, to organize them and their performance, and to unite us as a team.
I have worked under a few different administrators that were not genuine and always seemed to say exactly what you wanted to hear rather than telling the truth. This lack of authenticity eroded the system from the inside out and made it so that not one teacher sought out those administrators. We all felt the lack of follow through and the trust had vanished. Without being honest and sincere I feel that administrators lose the following of the staff and lose admiration from staff and students as well. I was drawn to what Evans stated when he claimed, “…leadership begins at one’s center” (144).
I am a sympathetic individual and I feel bad giving anyone any type of feedback that might make one feel bad about their writing. After receiving my first grade back from my peer review response, I realized that I was doing more harm than good to my classmates. There is a fine line between giving out compliments and giving constructive criticism, and I was giving out way too many compliments. Looking back, one of the reasons why I did not want to give any type of criticism to my classmates was because I hate receiving criticism on my work. I hate having my work examined by others just to have every single one of my flaws pointed out.