Getting back to a passion
I have played soccer since the age of three, and have never taken a season off by choice until last fall. For the first time in 14 years, I decided to commit myself to other things besides the sport that I have put years of hard work and effort into.
After taking nearly a year off, I made a quick decision to play my last season in my high school career. Without running, working out, or playing soccer in a year, I went into tryouts nervous but also excited to get back to what I love. I was slow, my touches were off and I had never been so sore in my entire life. But slowly I am getting back into the swing of the game. It’s hard, it’s frustrating, and it’s painful, but with patience and adjustment I am back working hard toward a strong season.
I believe that no matter how hard something is to come back to, if it’s a passion that has been pursued for a long time, there should be nothing holding you back from what you love. Although it will be painful and hard, it will also be refreshing and exciting. All the hard work will be worth that game-winning goal or that flawless performance, and in the end, you will be happy and proud of all you’ve accomplished.
Do not let anything hold you back, get back to what you love.
Go on a gap year, you won’t regret it
As my senior year comes to an end, the number of adults who inquire about what I’m going to do the coming fall sky rockets. Most are surprised when I tell them that I will not be going to college in the coming fall, despite being accepted into every university I applied to.
Driver’s Ed needs more driving
When turning 15, students all over the state of Colorado are presented with the opportunity to receive their Learner’s Permit as they take their lessons to the road. Before they can drive, they are forced to complete rigorous Driver’s Ed courses that are only partially beneficial.