Growing up in a family with passion and love for sport, I was introduced to many sports at a young age; specifically soccer and baseball. These are the two sports I latched onto, quickly finding a passion for both. After 10+ years of each sport I've learned many lessons about life, how to work with others, and how to better yourself. After giving up baseball to focus on soccer in my freshman year of High school, I learned that baseball is a sport of failure. Going 3 for 10 is considered great. I remember how frustrating it was to ground out or pop up, knowing that I failed. Learning this from baseball really helped me in life and in soccer. Failure is a great teacher, and learning how to deal with it at a young age speeds up maturity. After leaving baseball behind to focus on soccer at the end of freshman year, I knew I needed to be playing more, so I went to some tryouts for club, and joined a team. Club can get expensive and we didn't have too much money to just throw all into one thing, so if i wanted to remain on the team I needed to get a job and pay for the majority of the costs. After doing so for 2 years I experienced first hand what it was like to work for something and earn it. Now with college on the horizon, I look to bring these life skills with me onto a college team and into a college classroom.