I am the kind of person who is gritty and never gives up. I push myself through because I want to be the best that I can be. This persevering personality of mine creates an amazing work ethic. Along with my work ethic, people would describe me as having outstanding organizational skills. As I grew I became influenced by many things. My friends have influenced me to always take opportunities I may never get again. My parents have influenced me to always do what I think is right. When I dream about my future it influences me to be the best that I can be. Field hockey has been the biggest influence of my life.
Field hockey has helped drastically in my confidence, time management, and leadership skills. Confidence because I have always been a better player when I believe in myself, so now I carry confidence with me. Time management because of the amount of activities I am involved in, school, school clubs, school field hockey team, elite field hockey team, work, family activities, and friend activities. Leadership skills because I have learned to lead my team to better themselves and the team, lead in individual skills and confidence, and lead them all together to unify our team as one. Before I started playing in third grade, I was riding in a car with my mom coming back from a doctor's appointment. We rode past a field of girls with sticks in their hands, running, and dribbling down the field. I asked my mom what they were doing. She simply responded with “That’s field hockey. I played when I was in high school.” My face lit up and I knew I wanted to play. Now, besides my academic goals, I wish to always be playing field hockey. This sport has become a part of me and helps to relieve my stress. It made me who I am today. As a high school student I plan to graduate with honors in all semesters of my four years and end in the top ten. My college goals are to pass all classes and graduate with a higher than average GPA.