Soccer, Dance, Basketball, Softball, Gymnastics, & Volleyball. All great sports. All sports that I have participated in at one time or another. Anyone who has played/participated in something, overtime, develops their own thoughts. Their own likes & dislikes. Then something happens. A feeling, a feeling that turns into a desire. A burning flame that grows inside you that pushes you to want more, to work harder, to keep going when your muscles & mind tell you to stop. PASSION! My name is Mia Rivera and I want to talk to you about my Passion. Everyone has passions, mine is softball.
Softball has helped me get through difficult times in my life. It's been an escape and therapy for me. Whether frustrated at school, home, or my personal life I refer back to softball and the lessons I've learned. Coach always told me Hardwork, Patience, Persistence, and Determination allows you to overcome any obstacle. I've been taught that with these 4 actions combined with focus and self belief anything is achievable not only in softball but life. I learned these lessons because of softball. Because a softball coach wanted to instill in his players you get out what you put in and to take this approach with life.
Softball has allowed my already competitive nature to flourish. Taking this competitive approach in life has pushed me to be the very best I can be in athletics, school, and my personal life. I want to be the best softball player, best student, best friend, best daughter, simply put " The Best." I want to be the very best in anything/everything I do. Of all sports I've played I have exceled in softball thanks to my natural ability, instincts, confidence, and my relentless work ethic. Softball has become an everyday lifestyle. It’s just part of my everyday routine, a habit. It’s something I don’t feel entitled to it’s something I choose to do. I appreciate you listening to the reasons I’m so passionate about my sport.