Softball has always been a major factor in my life. It has taught me to work hard and to push my limits. I think that softball has shaped me into the person I am today. Something other girls might not have that I personally think I have is grit. Grit is defined in many ways, a good listener, to be determined, to voice their opinion and to never give up when things get hard. I feel that my grit makes me a good candidate for college teams. Throughout school I have worked hard to keep my grades up, talking to teachers between classes or before school to get any extra help I might need. My goal for anything is to always do my best, leaving everything I have on the field or in the classroom. Going into the game I go with the mindset that if I do my best I will succeed. I hope to carry on my grit on a college softball team proving to myself that everything I have worked for has payed off.