As I was on the PJC bus to an out of town game, I had some free time to think. Lately, I have had in the back of my mind several troubling areas, so I know that this moment was the time to take care of these situations. If I could overcome certain problems, I would be more successful in the future.
First, I have to get over the sudden death of my father. The day I found out my father was killed in an accident while he was on his job, I felt as if my life was over. I was devastated for weeks after hie funeral, but finally I was able to take control of my emotions. By using the defense mechanism apathy, I was able to overcome my intense grief and to realize I had to accept certain things that I could not change. I questioned myself about why God took my father when I had known him for such a short period of time. I know that I'm not supposed to question God, so that is why I asked him for the strength and understanding. The following Sunday I went to church with my coach, and as the preacher was teaching God's word, he said, "We know no...
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