I was making good money and I loved everyone I worked with. I started softball in the fall which was off season but we still practiced four days a week. Since I was at school four days a week it was very hard for me to be at work. I started working less and less which was okay at first, then spring came around and we have softball practice in the middle of the day six days a week. I had to quit the best job I had ever had.
“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz. This has always been my mindset from when I was in little league until now. Although, I have faced some adversity along the way, this quote always pushes me to do better and better each and every day. First, I was about four or five years old playing what was then flag football. I played line, but I occasionally got to run the ball and I never will forget the first time I scored.
Living their home country just so my siblings and I could get a better education and better life. As we all know, life in America is not that easy when you are newbies. As an 11 years old kid, I wouldn't know what to do or how to help my parents when they are going through a tough time. All I do was go to school, come home, and do some reading. Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers.
I never really took school seriously, I never even dreamt of being a college student, I wasn’t motivated. That was until, I saw that my parents were struggling financially and then filed for a divorce. Every time things got hard, both my mom and dad would tell me to “Focus, take school serious so that you can be successful and help us in the future”. Those words were my call to adventure. That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth.
The other kids were allowed to select the best costumes while we got nothing. Esther said it was because we didn 't deserve it. My brothers and I returned more belittled than ever before. From that day on, my brothers and I tried our hardest to deserve the same things the other kids were entitled to have. We worked hard until Christmas, yet we received nothing because we were just guests and worthless in their eyes.
I enjoy outdoor sports/activities, such as, trapshooting, hunting, and fishing just with my family or friends. More competitively I also play varsity basketball, football, track, baseball at my high school and have succeeded in receiving many honors while playing these sports in the past years. But these awards and accolades are not the true reason why I love and enjoy sports so much. This past summer I had the privilege to coach and ref a youth league at my high school with hundreds of future Wahlert students and hopeful basketball players. It was really cool for me to do this because I remember being a kid in the camp when I was younger and looked up to the varsity players coaching like they were gods almost.
The Cougars Final Game Doesn’t every team want to win their first state title. In a little town in Iowa, the team Iowa Cougars were going for their first state title. The team was being lead with their senior named Anthony Soto. He has been the starting quarterback every year. He had no injuries all 4 years so no one else got a chance.
We always had a nice house, we’d get new clothes for school every year, and for the most part everyone got along. When my oldest brother, Dylan, was in high school he wasn’t the best kid. He would lie to my parents all the time and throw parties at our house. He barely even graduated high school. Nothing really changed after he graduated either because he didn’t go to college and he didn’t have a job.
Personal Narrative Tackle football at Waterford Sabercats was hard for me when I first started. The first week was running non stop and it wore me out. “You are almost done,” I remember my dad telling me when we were doing an exhausting dill. But as the week progressed, I got used to the conditioning, but it still hurt. The coach announced that we would receive our pads the next week, but you had to complete five days of conditioning.
I’ve always loved any sport and they’ve always been such a big part of my life. My parents have always pushed me to try my best and give it my all every single game. Between softball, basketball, volleyball, and track I was always participating in a sport. There was never really a time in my childhood that I wasn’t playing games or practicing. However, my freshman year I decided that I needed to stick with one sport and focus on becoming my best.