Personal Narrative: My Joining The Soccer Team

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This was my first year on a varsity team and only my second year playing soccer competitively, so joining the team was especially daunting. But, outside of practice hours (4-5 days per week for 2-3 hours), I practiced at the park and trained with my cousin, who played soccer in college, to improve my skills. I even played in the house, which my mother did not appreciate. But, I genuinely wanted to get better and pull my weight and be part of the team. The team gave me a sense of community and pushed me to persevere in the face of adversity. (The soccer season was from August to November.) Currently, I am the executive director of social media for the HeForShe club (The club meets every month on Wednesdays, but a lot of the events that we
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