Monday, April 20, 2015

Blog Post #11

It's now finally the time for me to start thinking about what to talk about during my 20 time presentation. I thought, at the beginning of the year, that my speech would go a lot differently than it will. I thought that I would have an amazing talk about how working hard pays off and striving for the impossible can become possible. However, since I ultimately failed and didn't make varsity, it'll go a lot differently. There are many lessons that I learned throughout this project. I learned that no matter how hard you work, sometimes your goal cannot be reached. Regardless, it's important to make the best of what happens. Even though I'm not on the team that I anticipated and tried to reach for with my injury, it's important for me to try my hardest on the team that I am on and improve my knee to be ready for next year. Not only can I apply this lesson to my soccer career, but also in my academic life. I've been a perfectionist my whole existence. In second grade, it would take me forever to write since I had to make every letter perfect. Obviously I've loosened up a little since then, but I still have a hard time not getting the amazing grade or being in the best classes. Through not making the best team due to a setback, I've learned to deal with it and deal with not always being the best in school. Sometimes it's better to fail a little and work through it because that's what experiencing life is all about. In my talk, I want to highlight how this experience and goal with soccer has taught me all of these things in more aspects than just the team I make. I want to continue to loosen up and be okay with not reaching my goals all of the time like I've been used to. I still have a lot to think about for my talk but I hope to keep building on my ideas.