I believe hard work and a strong work ethic to be imperative in achieving success and finding genuine happiness. While it may cause stress and pain in the short term, obtaining the ability to push through and overcome obstacles that every person faces in life leads to long term happiness and success. Growing up, I moved several times, and as a result I have faced multiple uncomfortable, difficult situations. Therefore, I have grown in character, leaving positive impacts on my relationships, school work, athletics, and more. Specifically, I improved immensely in cross country this last season, a sport I thoroughly enjoy and am extremely dedicated to.
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. In life, there is a universal desire for oneness among people—we want to belong. It is why we collaborate, support common causes, cheer for sports teams, feel nationalism; it’s why we build villages, towns, and cities. Families are where we connect ourselves in relationships to past, current, and future generations. For many, family is not only a blessing, but our greatest accomplishment.
When its all said and done, those are the people who want to see me grow into my happiest, strongest, wisest self. I am a firm believer that you can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support. With that being said, I am so grateful to have been rewarded with such a phenomenal group of family and friends who have been supportive of me from the beginning. I know that they will continue to be here for me in whatever way I need them to be. My loved ones truly are my joy, sanity, and biggest supporters.
An important discourse community that was a part of my life was my volleyball team during my four years of high school. I started playing my first year going into high school and continued until I graduated. Until now I wasn’t even aware that would even be considered a discourse community, but it fits all of the qualifications of Swales’ definition of a discourse community. Goals
Throughout my entire playing career, I have had to balance an intense hockey schedule with an intense school schedule. With two such important, yet intense activities comes a magnitude of self discipline, and time management. I had to learn how to not only excel, but become efficient at my school work. Along with being physically capable, playing hockey at such a high level increased my mental capabilities by keeping my brain thinking during games and practices. Looking back at my last four years of high school, I have realized that if I were to go back and do it all over again, I would change nothing and do the same
I became more determined and motivated. I began taking more difficult classes like Advanced Placement classes. In the beginning of my cross country career, I was determined to make my time better and I succeeded in that. I cut ten or more minutes off my time at the end of the fourth year.
By the time I graduate high school, I will already have my college associate degree that I will have earned through my hard work and dedication. Even though I went through a lot at such a young age, it has shaped me in every possible way. I was exposed to a whole different language and culture, but I was able to succeed through my strong desire of success and dedication. I am thankful for every challenge that I had to go through because if it was not for them, I would not be the person I am
I have been trying to get everything together so we are ready for the day we go up and decorate. This is a huge task that I have taken on and it has also give me lots of responsibilities to be in charge of. Up to now I have managed my time well and have became very
Nonetheless, the intangibles that coaching provides are many times far more valuable than we originally believed. The relationships we formed and sometimes still have are proof there’s more to coaching than wins and losses. Besides the day I married my wife and the birth of my two children, the greatest memories of my life have come from running and coaching. While winning championships and having the opportunity to work with national caliber athletes like Gavin Coombs and Tradelle Ward was something I 'll never forget. Nevertheless, even more meaningful over the years was watching young athletes set goals, work hard, and achieve success - sometimes for the first time in their lives.
Ever since the first time I stepped on the soccer field at the age of five, I knew this beautiful games hold on me would never diminish. While being able to play for thirteen amazing years was life changing, it also had numerous ups and downs that came into play. All were experiences that transformed my soul to become a resilient and determined woman. As I made my way through my athletic career I realized that I would not be able to play forever, but could not imagine a time in my life where soccer was not a part of it. Consequently, in my sophomore year of high school, I realized I wanted to coach once my career ended.
From my personal experience I have felt welcome and felt encouraged to be a better person than I ever thought possible. As have the past, present, and future cadets. The goals are the most simple yet the most complex in any one of my classes! The program has made me, along with countless others, very proud to be in it. JROTC had very
Through my service at Union Chapel, I have been able to grow and see a lot of what Paul does for a living. He has been through alot in his life. He now has a family and holds them close to his heart day in and day out. Family is a clear love for Paul. He and his family are very closely tied with Union Chapel.
“We have worked hard all season. The boys really pulled through tonight and gave it their all to finish off the season. You could really tell they wanted this one. You could see the determination in our seniors,” Coach Colin Chance said. Montgomery County returned to Mt. Vernon defeated Friday night by the Jenkins County War Eagles.
After that season I was more motivated than I have ever been. I was determined to go all out for my first varsity season. I convinced my dad to sign me up for a gym membership. At first, I wasn’t taking it that seriously, I would go around 3 times a week. But later on I got myself a partner to train with me and we pushed each other to our limits.
I cannot express how much I have learned, and how much I have grown professionally as well as personally. My courage stems from the support of you all. Please visit me here while I am on the road, and perhaps you can see through my eyes. This journey is not for myself alone, but for us! Join me and travel the great United States, and see the wonders of the world.