All year around I practiced and I could see myself get better but I didn't know if I was good enough to compete in high school basketball. Finally, freshmen year tryouts came, and this year I was confident in my ability but I was also nervous because we had to tryout in front of coaches and upperclassmen I didn't know. Tryouts lasted three days at the end the coaches announced who made the team. The new coach called my name and I slowly walked up to him hoping I was going to make the team. He first said “congratulations you made the team”, a smile slowly started to come on my face and I could barely hear what he said after because I was so happy.
I considered the tournament as a precious opportunity for me to prove my efforts. Nevertheless, in order to qualify to participate in this tournament, players had to be permanent residents in ShenZhen. My permanent residency was still in the previous province from where my mother came. The coach allowed me to practice with the team because he knew I really wanted to play basketball, and I practiced with all
Since, I have an unconditional love for volleyball I took it upon myself to gather all the teams and have them warm up as a team. By the time they began drills, the varsity coach was rolling in to practice. A few minutes later the junior varsity coach would join us. We greeted each other, socialized a little about the girls, then she gave me “the okay” to coach the junior varsity team. The junior varsity girls insisted that I help them in practice, so I began with a pep talk to motivate and prepare them for
Gavin was back the next day at practice and my spirit was dead. I’m thinking I’m not gonna ever get playing time so why bother caring so much and putting in all this energy when I could be helping the sophomore team that I actually play on. So over the course of the next week I didn’t really care as much about knowing everything for varsity and I still worked hard at practice but I could’ve given more. During, this ‘outburst’ the varsity games were closer than what they should be and the starters weren’t scoring as well or playing as
Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team. I have been on the most successful club team around. We have gotten third place at our national tournament two years in a row, and also won our national tournament one year. People say “you do not know what you have had, until you have lost it.” The meaning of this quote has become appallingly clear, as it has become my reality. Up until now, I have always taken volleyball for granted.
I have always wanted to be a general surgeon and work in a hospital to help others. I don’t know what it is, but surgery just interest me and it seems exciting. Being a surgeon is something I would want to do everyday and look forward to doing everyday. I doubt I would ever get tired of it nor would it be boring. It takes a while to become a surgeon because of college, medical school, etc.
This interview has made me think harder about what I want in a job and career. Working in Athletic Event Management is an extreme time commitment, most people in these positions are lucky to have one day off a week. If they are lucky enough to have a day off, they are still on call in case there is anything that needs prepared. The benefit of working at a school like Cal Baptist is that there are never any events on Sundays. That is something that is important to me.
I have learned that given the opportunity, I can change my life and set amazing goals to achieve. Although there are things I will never be able to change, it should not and will not define the person I truly am and strive to be. This has fueled me to reach for and realize the next bright moments that are yet to come through hard work. I take wanting to be a Registered Nurse very serious and am working extremely hard to reach my goals. However, one of my first goals years ago was to get a CNA license.
I want to become a Medical Assistant because I enjoy helping others, and making them feel better. Medical Assistant is not just a career for me, it’s a goal that I will achieve with much pride and honor, and prove wrong those people who keep telling me that I’m not going to make it. I’m not really good in science, but I’m going to push myself to try hard to achieve my goal. Don’t ever let anyone label you, be your own kind of person and make the “impossible” possible. I know that it’s not going to be easy because of all the things you have to learn and memorize to become a Medical Assistant.
Mr. Flanagan works almost all day so he doesn’t go home that much and when he does go home, he spends the day with Natalie but doesn’t get a chance to hang out with Moose. The text explains, “ ‘She’s got one good boy, why not focus on him? But no, she goes on these wild-goose chases.’ ” “He's been gone forever and I hardly got to see him at all yesterday. ‘ I’ll bet you took Natalie out this morning didn't you?’ ‘ That isn’t fair,’ I say, though I know better.” In conclusion, Moose also doesn’t think it’s fair that only Natalie gets to have a day with their dad. Other people also realize that Natalie gets all the attention from Mr. Flanagan and Mrs. Flanagan and