Education has always been a primary focus for me. I was always participating in extra credit projects and assignments just to continue learning. However, I was raised as an athlete, nothing brought me more joy than kicking a soccer ball. I tried various different sports like softball, lacrosse, volleyball, and basketball but none of them were as good as soccer. I have been playing soccer more years than I have been in school.
However, during the Districts race, around the beginning of the third mile, I experienced a pain in my side unlike any pain I had ever felt before. It was a difficult race to finish, as I wanted to give up. It would have been acceptable if I gave up, as we later learned I experienced a diaphragm spasm. Instead, I remembered the goal I set for myself, to be fully present in every workout and race, and to push through every obstacle I faced. So, I ran on, finished with a career personal record.
Even, some consider cheerleading as just a “hobby,”but competitive cheer has helped me grow as an individual. I learned dedication, time management, sacrifices. I spent countless hours in the gym working on skills to be the best. If there is any lesson that cheerleading teaches you, it is how to be the best as a team and individually. You have to be determined and dedicated to be successful.
Many people have good and bad experiences about the sports or hobbies they love. For myself, cheerleading is one of those that I have excelled in due to the amazing coaches that have taught me. It is not only a skill, but a respectable title in my eyes. Although I have grown a love and passion for cheer, it was not easy at first glance. Unfortunately, failure came before success.
After cheering for 4 years, I can tell you that being on a team is way more than just “doing stuff together”. It’s encouraging each other, having one another's backs, and being more than just friends; but being a family too. And just like family members fight, I’ve had my fair share of arguments with my teammates. I realized not everyone thinks or learns new things the same. This was a hard concept for me to grasp because I had my ideas, I knew what worked, and I couldn't figure out why everyone else made things so difficult.
Unfortunately, not many kids or adults know about the tremendous benefits of participating in athletics. They don’t know that it can help you become a better individual. Everybody should participate in some form of team athletics for it allows you to make connections, get in shape, and learn life lessons. First of all, participating in team sports enables you to make tons of friends. Almost everyone of my friends today, I have met through some type of sports.
Unfortunately, not many kids or adults know about the tremendous benefits of participating in athletics. They don’t know that it can help you become a better individual. Everybody should participate in some form of athletics for it allows you to make connections, get in shape, and learn life lessons. First of all, participating in team sports enables you to make tons of friends. Almost everyone of my friends today, I have met through some type of sport.
Track and field day was coming soon, I was with my third grade class ready to practice for running hurdles in PE class. I had never ran hurdles before, so I was quite excited. The first time trying it, I ran and jumped. Everything went well; I was quite confident about it. For the second round, I ran and jumped just like the first time, but it didn't turn out like what I had expected.
Today my brother is still someone who inspires my future and gives me advice for the hard times. Although he is starting his own life now and we don’t talk as much I know any time I need him he will answer me. Through everything my brother and I have been through he has been the most significant person in my life. Inspiring me to do the things I now love to do and motivating me to push harder in my sports. Even as simple as what I wore was like him, he inspired most of my life and I wouldn’t want it any other way my brother is a great