I was depressed that I didn’t have the season I expected from myself. At the beginning of the season I expected to score a lot every game, but it didn’t go as I planned out. My lack of confidence stopped me from scoring. Despondency was filled in my head as the bus
Later, I joined my middle school basketball team. I recall almost fainting a couple of times during basketball practice, but I kept believing that I can improve my health through intense physical activity. At the time, I had a mentality where I refuse to lose to my own body’s weakness. I believed that I could fight against my asthma and win. Yet, I still didn’t see any improvement in my health after a year had passed.
________________ 6. Even when I know how to do the problems, I always run out of time on tests ________________ 7. Everyone around me can do the problems and I can’t and I fail. Then I get it, but by then the teacher is on to something else. I can never win.
He could read at a college reading level in just second grade, but when it came to math he just couldn 't wrap his head around it. When it came to social situations he also struggled; he couldn 't look someone in the eyes, was afraid of any integration with a stranger, and couldn 't be in a crowded place without having a meltdown. All their life my siblings have been defined as odd. The world believes that they should not be given the chances us "normal" people receive. The world has never given them a chance to achieve greatness, it has only pushed them farther behind.
Thomas is running from Teresa, even though he struggles to do it, because he believes in order to be able to see her in the future he has to listen to her now. In middle school when I played basketball I had to practice with all of my effort in order to become a better player for my team. Because I was able to get through the hard part of learning how to play and what techniques to use, I was able to get to the point where playing came to me naturally. While Thomas is thinking over his current situation, he recognizes that his life is not offering many things to be blissful about.
The Concussion While growing up my life had always been about basketball. Because of playing this sport I ended up getting an injury that not only injured my body but also my life. My injury was not like any other injury to the body, it was to my head. I didn’t know it then but brain injuries are hard to fully heal from. I learned this when I had thought that I got over my concussion until my grades started to plunge due to the fact that I was missing school because of migraines that had me crying myself to sleep and that were so bad that I wasn’t able to function normally.
In 9th grade, I had a 2.7 GPA which really decreased my current GPA and it will greatly affect how I can get into a college. My current GPA for this year is a 3.57, but it isn’t good enough for me because I need a higher GPA to get into a better college. My concentration problems are the main cause for why I’m doing so bad in school. I usually don’t pay attention to all the important parts of the classes that we would need to know for a quiz or a test, so I just usually fail them. I could probably fix this habit, but I’m usually too lazy or sleepy to try.
Sports are used to grow from the basic skills you already have, if they’re just using the sport for trophies, what’s the point. For example, basketball has tons of skills to learn such as sportsmanship, being a good teammate, and not hogging the ball. What’s the point of going in a sport if it’s just to get trophies, according to CNN kids shouldn’t get trophies for everything. The pros about giving a young athlete a trophy is making them happy and proud. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” -Tim Notke.
I couldn’t find something that I liked. That entirely changed when I met a sport that challenged me: basketball. Basketball was different than anything else. However, a huge obstacle stood in my way: boys. As a seven-year-old girl, it was hard to get the boys to let me play with them.
“Hey remember that one time” ---Wait you weren’t there so how do you know my times in basketball , well I’m gonna tell you about the times I’ve had throughout my year of basketball. First thing first, I didn 't want to play basketball in the first place , neither did my parents want me to and I surely didn’t know how to play. Until this guy named John who was the girl 's basketball coach for Strain- Japan School came along. John standed and asked, “ Would you like to play basketball?”, I said , “ Well I’ve never played before and I have to make sure that my parents are ok with it.” So we were at a school event anyway, so John asked them and my father at first said no. But sooner or later he finally said yes.
When I was in elementary school I want to get in to our basketball team because during that time I really like to play basketball. I was playing with friend during break time and sometimes after school. Compare to others I am really new to basketball and many other students were played more than me. My skill wasn’t that good and I barely know all the rules of basketball, but I like so much I want to get in the team. The trial is for everyone and all the people who like to play basketball could join.
I was amazed how my eyes affected my language. Starting back to elementary school I wasn’t the best student that could read or spell well in the class. I never understood why I couldn’t grasp onto spelling words like “genius”, “beautiful”, or even “science”. Of course these spell issues affected by grades and I never understood what problem was until middle school. This also affected my reading because I could never pronounce words correctly because I couldn 't spell them.