Getting back to a passion

Heritage Varsity Soccer players celebrating after a goal.

Heritage Varsity Soccer players celebrating after a goal.

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.

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