Being first place in all my races was not enough for me, I strived to improve my time every instant I dove in the pool. To this day, I continue to attend swim team twice a week and swim extra on the weekends to keep in shape. On top of that, I will soon be an L.A. City Lifeguard starting the summer of 2017. Without swimming, I wouldn’t have developed the drive, the motivation, or the perseverance I continue to have
Use their jealousy to make you stronger. In the Glass Castle, mom tells Jeannette, “Life’s too short to worry about what other people think.” (99) Those who want to be successful should never let negative words hurt them. Keep positive people in your life because they create a healthy
The many times I had loss to him it just made my confidence just go down the drain a lot of the time. My first time Frankie and I had wrestled against each other it was during the first tournament during the season in the semi-finals. The match was a very close one it was a five point to three point match which he had won. Frankie had just dominated the match with his strength and not by his wrestling ability it just made me realize I had to work harder in wrestling practice and the weight
If there is one thing swimming has taught me, it would be that there is always someone who is faster than you. This is when I go back to the pool and train to better myself, to grow as a swimmer. I've been swimming since I was seven years old and have spent countless hours in the pool. So, I would be comfortable saying that I have mastered swimming. However, no matter how long I spend training, there is always something
Direct definitions is “communication that tells us explicitly who we are by directly labeling us and our behaviors” (Wood, Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters). In highschool I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to study, but I knew I wanted to do something in the health science field which can be academically challenging so I wasn’t sure if I think I could handle it. Person X would always tell me how smart I am and that I can do anything I set my mind to. By this person using direction definitions to communicate to me really inspired me to attend MCPHS University, because it is so focused on health sciences. Another time direct definitions has affected me is when I was younger, Person A use to always make fun of me and say I was slow, because I would always take my time doing things and making sure everything is right.
That cause problems from me, but whenever I make mistakes I don’t lose my confidence. I try to don’t make it again. Then those mistake who make me fail in my life, made me to be a successful girl in front of me and the world. Because our older have achieved success when they fail. So why we should be proud ourselves when we make mistakes.
My senior year State meet was different than previous years. Despite it being my last year as a high school swimmer, it was also my first time being sick at a championship meet. What perfect timing. While all the other swimmers were feeling exceptional in the water during warm-ups, I felt the complete opposite. My head was pounding like a bass drum in a marching band.
For the last two years swimming has taken up most of my time. That time was spent getting faster, conversing with teammates, and helping the younger girls get better. After practice one day my coach informed me that I would not be making the sections team because of my time. Being the first senior in five years not to make it, I felt like a failure. For the next few days of practice I checked out mentally.
I had always dreamed of becoming a teacher since I was a little girl, at this moment my dreams were different. Going through this experience with the knowledge I had previously gained, changed my thoughts about my future career. I was now inspired to be a nurse, a nurse practitioner to be exact. I see how my courage to handle this maturely and confidently helped my father feel comfortable with me assisting him. I had never been placed in this situation of having to actually put forth my skills, but thankfully for this experience, I came to realization of what my future profession was truly supposed to be.
As I sat on the cold, metal bench waiting to be escorted to the starting blocks, I couldn’t help but think, this is the end of my swimming career. I had spent the last eleven years of my life dedicating my life to this sport and it was all ending. I remembered all the six am practices, the miles and miles traveled to swim meets, and the thousands of yards I had put into my training. I looked over at my cousin, who was also swimming at state in the 100 breaststroke as me, and flashed a nervous smile. She looked at me with big eyes and mouthed, “I’m so nervous.” I sat there nervously picking at the label across my suit and listening to music at an unreasonably loud volume.
Even on games where I didn’t start, I was getting a lot of playing time. That really pushed me to be even better for my senior season. After my first season of varsity was over I felt even more motivated to get better. I started lifting weights almost every day, even if it meant I had to go to the gym at midnight and still go to school the next morning. The summer of my senior year all I did was either work or work out, I barely spent any time with my friends.
Becoming best of the best is not as easy as everyone thinks. Wasdin did not enjoy the long terrible training but as he said “My experiences weren’t always enjoyable, but they were always adrenaline-filled!” (Wasdin 97). The first couple of weeks in training are not that bad. He started with a series of basic underwater demolition/Seal (BUD/S), the longest military training in the world. He was pushed through hell week, which contains waking up at five in the morning
When I say that I am going to do something, I will do anything and everything I possibly can to get it done. Not once have I thought that I was unequal to the next person. When the odds are stacked against me is when I truly believe I am strongest. A scholarship would assist me in achieving my long-term goal of Social Work and being able to help disadvantaged youth overcome adversity. My grades are not spectacular, but they are solid.
Joy is influential to Wes because she knew that Wes had the ability to learn and to be intelligent, she just needed Wes to push himself to be intrigued in school like how he was in music or outside activities. As Joy tried to get Wes’s grades up she finally came up with a plan to send him to military school. “Wes, you are not going anywhere till you
Next year I don’t want to procrastinate at all I want to get all my homework turned in on time with my best work. I want to have all A’s and maybe some B’s and a GPA no lower than 3.0. The most important thing I want to do is not judge teachers the ones that might look the coolest could total jerks and the ones who look really boring could be the best teacher I’ll ever meet. I hope in high school that I am a really good student and that the people in my grade actually start trying in school because I don’t want any more disappointed