However, as I stepped off the field I had only soccer on my mind. What started off as a way to impress my father, turned into a voracious desire to play soccer. Day after day I stepped on the field and gave everything I had. It showed too. I exponentially grew in ability and before long my father organized a tryout for the Houston Dynamo academy, the most competitive and exacting soccer team in the
How there is no I in team no matter what kind of team that may be. Soccer also made me a more physically strong person because I play defense I just won’t accept someone scoring in my goal. Every time I step onto a soccer field I feel strong and proud not only for me but for my team as well because we all have put our blood sweet and tears into this sport to go as far as we have. With this year being my senior year of high school I hope we can go all the way and win the championship this year. The most important lesson I learned from soccer is how you get what you work for, if you cut corner during practice then be prepared to play those who might have not cut corners and for them to be in better
Recently I committed to Allen Community College to continue my soccer career. Having done this all my hard work has payed off. A few months ago I was questioning if I even wanted to continue playing after high school season ended but Allen definitely changed that for me. This is one of my biggest achievement because soccer has always had such a positive impact on my life. Being able to say that I got offered a scholarship to continue playing has had a huge impacts on me as a person.
Showcasing these skills every Friday night from January to April provided me with a euphoric feeling that I still cannot explain. From someone who was insecure about his racial and social status in society, I found soccer to be a liberation from my anxieties. My talent for playing soccer has inevitably given me a lifelong warranty of friendships that appreciate me for my talent and looking at me as an admirable soccer player – not an immigrant, not as the new
I would offer special financing for those who could not afford my practices. Sports play a large role in high school, and football is one my favorite sports. Coaching the team can be personally rewarding because of the relationship with the players. It also can be challenging because of the emphasis on competition, especially on the varsity levels. A coach must like helping players achieve physical and personal growth.
Although, I thoroughly enjoy working for Children’s Homecare especially the families I work for, I cannot advance my career without further education. In the last few years, I have found it difficult to work more hours, take care of my family and go to school. My husband works hard to provide for our family, nonetheless, in today’s world you need both parents working to financially make ends meet. I am scheduled to graduate May of 2018 from Stark State College with an associate’s degree in nursing. I plan to continue my education and work on my bachelor degree in nursing, while working as an RN.
Honestly, being here made me wish a thousand times that I would’ve focused on being someone inspiring to young and older generations a long time ago. Before coming to Job Corps, I had days when I was so depressed, I just stop doing what was right and from that point on, the street was the only I saw myself. The family was my enemy, friends were no longer there, at least the ones I thought I had. I didn’t want to talk to anyone because I had nothing positive to say. I can honestly say my biggest mistake I made as youngster, was me giving up on school.
Few months after that I found out that my mother couldn’t find a place in my hometown and ended up leaving. I had many issues during these times and was super confused about why this was happening to me. I have to say that I doubted God and was angry on why He would let this happen to me. For a while, I wanted to give up on my faith like I’m sure many Jews wanted to when they were in the Holocaust. Eventually, when I got myself pulled together I started using what I have been through to help others.
Five years ago, my mom broke her leg, which left greatly impacted her. My mother does not have her license because she’s sixty-two years old and is afraid to drive. Back in Mexico, our hometown, cars were rare, people would commute by walking or through horses. Needless to say, my mother struggles to find a job because of her lack of English and transportation. My senior year of school, I had to take action my self, and
The biggest things I struggled with was the trash talking and having to deal with the new girlfriend or boyfriend. A lot of children may feel like they have a less stable family because of divorce. When my parents got divorced I was 5 years old and all I remember are the little things. I remember watching the fight that broke my parents up, but I don’t remember what was being said, I remember running to my sister crying saying that I’d miss her, I don’t remember my mom going to jail, but I do remember her calling me and telling me that she missed me. Once
My family did not let me give up on my dream, and they helped me prepare for the next year’s tryouts by driving me to club tryouts, countless lessons, and intramurals. Daily, my brothers and I would practice in our backyard just tossing the ball around. Every day, I would get better, serve the ball further, and my confidence would grow. My dad encouraged me to try out for club team, and even if I didn’t earn a spot on the team, at least I would gain practice and experience. I tried out for four club teams, and I didn’t earn a spot on any of them, but I believed my skills were improving.