I have grown as a person from my freshman year to my senior year from trials and obstacles I’ve encountered. For example, competing in the regional track as the only sophomore in the competition and placing third strengthened my confidence going into my junior year. Having the opportunity to go to regionals early in my high school career truly motivated me. The experience taught me a lot of things, like coaching myself during my events by taking a step back when I know that I’m over the board or if it’s my last jump and I’m trying to beat an opponent who is currently in first place. These little things helped me conquer the big things and become a better competitor. Developing the ability to coach myself during my events makes it easier for my coaches and makes me a coachable athlete.