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Personal Narrative: Overcoming Obstacles

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Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Although I was not born with the best bike, I have learned to pedal through all the hardships—and that has made all the differences. As a young child, I was shy and timid; however, participating in my high school Cross Country team for four years helped me come out of my shell and become more open and social. When I was new to the team, the senior runners were there to motivate, encourage, and cheer for me as I was striving for the finish line. I was genuinely touched by their team spirit, and it gave me the confidence to pass on this positivity and encouragement to other new runners during my Junior and Senior years. Besides Cross Country,
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