In all my years of playing football, I have learned many valuable life lessons. One being that you must sacrifice small things in order to do great things. Another lesson is to always study hard. Lastly I learned not to take anything for granted. Football is a very time consuming sport. Between workouts and the season, you find yourself struggling to find time for leisure activities. As stated above, we all had to sacrifice a lot in order to play this sport. We had to stop sleeping in late during the summers, we had to stop procrastinating with our work, and we had to limit our time we spent with our friends. These are only a few of the dozen things sacrificed everyday in order to play this great game. I now know that if I really want to do something, I will have to sacrifice all of the small things in order to finish what I started. I learned to never give up until that task is done. The first thing our coaches tell us when we get to football is “grades come first.” Without good grades, you can't play. Personally, I think all schools should make it mandatory to play at least one sport because it will overall help in two categories. One being the childhood obesity rate, which seems to be an ongoing problem in the United States. Another is that it will improve grades. The thrill of being a part of a team makes one want to strive for grades sufficient to continue that privilege. Freshman and Sophomore year I was getting average grades on my report card. However, in my Junior and Senior year of football (when I got my first taste of a varsity game,) it became obvious I had to study hard to improve my grades to A's and B's in order to continue playing what I love. In the summer of 2012 during workouts ( a month and a half away from the season) I went to the doctor and got the news that there was something strange going on with my heart which would keep me out of workouts for 2 weeks until they did all of their tests and got the results. I was very anxious and nervous there would be something very wrong which would end my high
January 20, 2015
College is worth it
Do you ever stress about going to college? Worry About the cost? Scared if you’re going into the wrong field of study? College is very important to go to now a days because a lot more jobs are requiring a college education. College is worth the time and money to go through. I believe everyone should go to college and get a degree. In this essay I will be explaining why it’s important to go to college and why it’s worth having…
22 May 2013
A typical morning in Vietnam began with my mother gently waking me up. "Con ơi thức giậy đi", and she would drive me to school on her electric motorcycle through the crowds of people getting to work. The atmosphere always had a hot and humid feels to it, with the sweet aroma coming from the fruits that people sold on the side of the streets. I came from a middle class family in South Vietnam. My parents did not have the chance to go to college, but they worked very…
Question: What is one important question you wish we had asked?
College admission essays all have a common theme of, “tell me what I want to hear.” Why do you want to attend our college? What are your plans for the future? Tell us a little about yourself, and so the list goes on. In reality, to know about a student you have to give them a prompt that lights a fire within their imagination. Let them dig into their mind and put everything on that paper, have their deepest thoughts typed…
The Influence of Culture
UW English 131
UW English 131
So many things in today’s society can influence the person you are and will become. Things we watch on T.V. influence today’s younger generations greatly. We see the way people act on T.V. and we try to impersonate that character whether ‘tis bad or good. I’m originally from Germany and because of that and my mother and grandmother being German we celebrate holidays the…
Education has always been important to me, especially since no one in my family has ever graduated from college. I have faced several obstacles growing up and even though many people, even some of my own family members, thought I couldn't surpass them. My hardships have given me the drive to remain focused on my ultimate goal: achieving higher education.
My mother's struggle and her experience have been an inspiration for me. My mother had a difficult childhood and only received…
Many people would probably describe a place where they are perfectly content as an open field or their bed or maybe even the park, but not me, the place where I am most satisfied in my life is the baseball field. I know many people believe that would be crazy because of the yelling, noises and action, but honestly, those aspects are what makes this place so amazing for me. The smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of the glove popping when the ball…
If you were to look back on your high school years, what advice would you give to someone beginning their high school career? What would you tell the children that are about to experience there life, how it is in high school. This essay will explain how high school is now, and how it was when I entered high school. This advice I am giving the students will let them understand that high school is serious, not a joke.
When, I first started high school…
College Essay Rough Draft
A motto that I’ve truly lived by through various obstacles thrown at me is, “it isn’t failure that defines you it is how you get back up that does.” I honestly do not even remember where I first heard this but as a dedicated athlete, I’ve been through my fair share of setbacks. I am a really serious runner, and have been running since 8th grade, discovering a true love for the sport. I quickly realized I had varsity potential, and could do remarkable things in cross…
Dear Whomever it concerns,
As a kid I was always into school, and I liked learning new things. My parents always told me if I wanted to be something in life I would have to get an education, and to work hard in life for what I wanted. I took that in consideration, and that became my motivation to strive for my success. Since then I stayed focus in school and did my best to get good grades. I use to be easily distracted by things that made me procrastinate and sidetrack me from…
The question that I was given was why do I want to attend Virginia common wealth university? That question is the reason why I am dedicated to attend VCU. I love the fact that common wealth university has a lot of the basic courses I need in order to become a physical therapist. Not only does VCU have the basic four year courses there is also a medical school department, which I would love to enroll in after my first 4 years. VCU is a great school for me because…