Softball

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As we grow- up, we find various hobbies that catch our interest. Although hobbies are something we participate and enjoy during our spare time, hobbies can also teach us valuable skills, which can be used throughout different areas our life. As a child I loved to go outside and play catch with my dad. I began playing slow- pitch softball when I was eleven years old. I was only able to play little league softball for three seasons, but this sport taught me some valuable lessons that I have been able to use during various aspects of my life. While playing softball I learned the importance of teamwork, decision- making, persistence, and dedication.
Playing little league softball has taught me the importance of teamwork. Teamwork is extremely important in a sport, which requires ten players in order to successfully play the game. A single person cannot cover all ten positions needed for the game to be played. Each position, in both the in- field and out- field, rely on another one to complete a play. In the out- field teamwork is displayed by one position backing up another to ensure the ball is stopped. Teamwork in this sport means trusting and working together towards a common goal, which can be as small as winning a game or as big as playing in and winning a championship game or tournament. This highly important skill has taught me how to work with people from various backgrounds and skill levels in order to achieve a mutual goal. As a meteorologist for the military, teamwork is essential. In my job field I work with members from all branches, both inside my command and at commands in various locations around the world. Teamwork for me can be as simple as helping prepare a forecast or set warnings if one person in my section has al...

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...ars ago I raised my right hand, and I dedicated my life to serving and protecting the country that I strongly believe in. As a meteorologist in the Navy, I am dedicated to providing pilots and members of all branches with the most accurate weather I can. Without dedication in my technical field of training, even the simplest mission would not be successfully completed.
There have been numerous hobbies that I have pursued throughout my lifetime. Each hobby that I have engaged in has taught me various skills, which I have been able to utilize in different aspects of my life. Softball has taught me the importance of teamwork, decision- making, persistence, and most importantly dedication. Learning and applying each of these vital skills has greatly impacted my life. Without these essential skills, I would not be where I am in my military career and especially my life.

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