When high school began, none of my close friends had ever drunk alcohol or had any interest in it, but as years went by, more and more of them began to try alcohol. Drinking is a personal choice and I had no problem with them experimenting, but by the end of my senior year some of my friends began to try and convince me to try it myself. Everyone knew that I am conservative when it comes to that sort of thing and people joked about me going crazy once I got to college and was no longer governed by my parent’s strict rules. Unbeknownst to them, this kind of talk repeated over and over, though I always denied it, began to make me feel curious. However I couldn... ... middle of paper ... ...ound.
Nurture is our personal experiences and our environment. It is the way we were brought up by our parents or guardians. How is nurture involved in my development growing up? For instance, growing up I was always kind of shy. My parents never really signed me up for any after school activities since they always had to work.
I have never really been a leader before. After sports psychology I learned that being a leader is a very important position. I tried it out in some of my classes that put me in groups. When nobody wanted to step up and get the task moving I would usually just sit and go along with it. During the first trimester though I would try to take the leadership role.
I never got a state sweater in any of the sports I did do, but that wasn 't my goal in any of the sports. I played the sports I did because I enjoyed the sport and I got to spend time with my friends. My time in high school is something I will remember throughout my lifetime and will never forget. When in high school, lots of things can happen to one person. I personally had a lot of bad, but also good things happen during my four years of high school.
On the other hand, my friends made the team and encouraged me to try again the following year because they knew I could improve and be great. I took their advice and practiced from days on end the rest of my freshman year to improve and tryout for the team my sophomore year. Through the hard work and determination, I found myself on the team my sophomore year and joining varsity my junior and senior years, which made me feel a lot better about myself. With my participation on the team, I saw that the sport not only taught how the sport was played, but life lessons as well. Every tournament we went to, my coach always told us, “Whether you win or lose, show your opponent respect and gratitude.” Because my high school was known for
Talent alone will allow someone to exercise any activity or subject that they are talented in, but the important factor that will get a person to achieve greatness is hard work. I have experienced this in sports, school work, and in life. My experiences and the examples of known Athletes and mathematicians have helped me understand the concept and importance of hard work over talent. Most of my life I have been involved in a sport. During my youth, I could not decide on a single sport to dedicate my time to, so I played several.
I never participated in any activities in or outside of school. I would sometimes help my dad and mom take care of the housework because they have to work hard to keep the house financially stable. Maintaining a 3.7 or higher GPA throughout my middle and high school years, I was very happy with my academic accomplishments. In my sophomore year, my vice-principal and counselor encouraged me to join an after-school activity so that I would be qualify to be a member of the National Honor Society during my junior year. I gave a lot of thought to this during sophomore year, and I decided that I should at least try one sport.
After messing around at a tryouts and making the team I realized I had a thing for the sport and wasn’t too bad at it either for just a beginner. My freshman year I only ever got to play with the JV team. I wasn’t at the same level of my friends who had been getting Varsity time as a freshman. The thing between my friends and I is that almost everything is a competition to us. I couldn’t stand sitting the bench while they played so I began practicing more than anyone on the team and it began to show.
I have recently been through an abusive situation and I hope that I will be able to use my education, knowledge, and compassion to help others out of harmful situations. I will be able to do this with the law degree that I have been working towards for the better part of the last five years. For most of my life I have been floundering because I have never really been passionate about anything other than sports (soccer) and learning. Most of my free time is devoted to one recreational sport or another. While I love sports I have never envisioned myself coaching outside of the developmental girls soccer team that just moved on to the competitive leagues.
Think back to when you were a high-school freshman and in PE. You look around and realize that many of your classmates are much more athletic than you could ever dream of being. You try your best and don’t want to seem like a quitter. But, you finally realize you just aren’t as wonderful as them and honestly do not enjoy sports at all. All of your friends’ play and your parents have always encouraged you to do well in sports and to be the best.