Personal Narrative: How Basketball Changed My Life

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Growing up there wasn’t a really anything to make me feel like me until the first day I picked up a basketball and actually knew what I was doing with it. Basketball has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I still hear the sound of shoes squeaking and the sound the ball makes going through the hoop after a perfect shot. The love that I have for the game has always been there but that day something changed for the better and I am grateful for that. When I look back and the special moments that have shaped my life this is the first one that always come first especially when I walk in to Apple Valley Middle School gym. Just thinking about that gym makes me go right back being a scared and nervous seventh grade girl, and…show more content…
It was my first day of tryouts I was in seventh grade. I have played basketball before the but that day my passion for the game actually came out that day. I was so nervous my heart was beating out of my chest and I was shaking like a leaf on a tree about to fall off. We ran most of the try out I was so exhausted sweat was dripping of my face and I was gasping for air every time I stopped for just a moment. My body was telling me to give up and quit but my heart was telling me give it all that I had left. Right then in that moment I found something that no one could take away from me, that day I found my passion for the game. This November was the first time I had been back to Apple Valley Middle school in many years and it does not look the same as it did but in my head it still had the faded white walls, the worn out purple pads that were on the wall. Even with the gym being different when I walk in the gym of Apple Valley I can see the spot I was standing doubled over try to catch my breath and the sweat dripping on to the floor but though all of that I realized that day I found something to help me be
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