When I was a around 4 my mother put me in a upward soccer program to keep me active. At first she says I never wanted to go, but soon I got the hang of it and by the next year I was able to kick the ball from one side of the field to the other. This is when I truly fell in love with the sport. I’ve continued playing in high school and this is where I had to mature the most. My freshman year, I had to learn a whole new set up, and when it didn’t come easy to me I became aggravated with myself. Honestly I thought about quitting a few times. Eventually I was able to figure it out and had become the only freshman starter. I had no idea that playing soccer would groom me the way it did. My sophomore year I came back ready to be a role model to the upcoming freshman, ready to help them. Due my past experiences I was able to understand what they were going through and I was able to aid them both personally and athletically. I’ve learned that it is a great thing to share your experiences in order to help others. I’ve also learned that if you keep trying eventually things will work out.