I have been playing softball since I was 5 years old. My 2 older sisters played softball and my father coached baseball at the University of Kentucky and Marshall University as well as my local high school. Softball is my identity. Softball has provided me with so many opportunities to meet other girls who share the same dreams and drive that I have. Softball has helped me conquer my fears and forced me to be a leader. I have developed confidence not only in my field performance, but also within my interpersonal skills in the classroom and adult world. I am looking forward to pursuing my college education in the Early Childhood Education field. My mom owns 2 successful child care centers. My success as a collegiate athlete and student will assist me in the attributes I will need to own, direct and expand on my family's child care businesses.