That one girl that went from basketball camp to soccer camp to High School Musical camp still an all time favoriteto church camp almost every week of the summer. I lived out of my suitcase, was constantly sleep deprived, hyped up on sugar, and loved every second of it. I was constantly in a new place with relatively new people exploring some interest of my life whether that be in an unair-conditioned gym or a lighted stage or everything in between. Church camp at Camp Egan.
I overheard her while I was rushing for the stadium and without paying any heed I went ahead with my schedule.
My parents have never been the imposing kind. I have always been good with my grades and my teachers also spoke very highly of me in every parent teachers meeting.
They were least bothered with my inclination towards basketball, unless and until I mess up with my grades. I joined basketball with few of my friends and very soon it became a lot more than just few hours away from home and studies. That was the first time when I felt that something was changing in me.
Confidence was oozing out from every part of me.
In a bigger sports fraternity it might not be anything but for me it was a life changing event. My parents were invited to watch the match and I could see how proud my father felt. Days turned into months and months into years and my sports accolades kept piling on and on.
From local tournaments to school regional to school nationals to open states to open nationals I sprawled my victory wings everywhere. It was then when I could sense myself changing again, I was evolving and becoming open to new challenges and ventures. I had overcome the fear inside me which has always prevented me in doing things out of my comfort zone.
I was inundated with certificates and medals and was also awarded the title of an all-rounder in school. Parents used to take my name as an example to show how one can balance and peruse their interest as well as studies.
School got over and college started and I got into engineering. Sports took a backseat but the sportsmen in me was never at rest. I was out on search for players to form a team and like they say where there is a will there is way. By the end of that fortnight I was ready with team with just the basic knowledge of rules and regulations of the game.
The taller one was responsible for the rebounds, the agile ones were responsible for defends and I was responsible for more and less everything. After all the opponent team was also of the same level.
Standing in the middle of the court, under the blazing sun, sweating like pigs and the whole college cheering for us made me realized how much I have changed and grown up within just the past few weeks. I felt accomplished and celebrated. I sensed that my existence has brought so much to so many people.
My personality, my confidence and my attitude towards life is a benediction of sports. Practicing tenacity and embracing endurance are the two biggest changes that sports has brought in my life.
I might have stopped playing but these changes are going to stay with me forever.
I might be a regular engineer today but the sportsman spirit is still alive within me. Share for good karma.Eagle Lake Camps / Blog / Summer of Changed My Life In the summer of , I was a fresh-faced high school graduate from Grace Bible College Preparatory School in San Antonio, Texas.
I had become a believer in while working at a YMCA summer camp, and had been exposed to solid Bible teaching during my last two years of high school. But that scholarship changed my life forever.
I was the first in my family to go to college and there is no doubt that Title IX and the opportunity it gave me to go to Georgia was the key factor.
Thank you for teaching me the importance of being competitive. Although I can still be too competitive at times, my desire to always “win” will drive me the rest of my life to be the best I can be in my career and in my everyday life.
Nick Emery of the BYU men's basketball team attends media photo day in Provo on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Because it has changed my life. It has changed how I think about people. How I treat. A basketball represents my blood, sweat, tears, passion, sacrifice and, most of all, a sense of belonging, like a family.
In these past four years in my life, there were only four things I devoted my life to — God, family, school and basketball. - A Literacy Event that Changed my Life All my life I have been a lazy person, doing just enough to get by.
Most of the time, in high school, I was content with just a “C”. The only time I wasn’t, was if it was a class I liked, and I paid attention to. If this was the case, I could have received a .