Growing up, sports were always a huge part of my life. I tried out many different things, but ended up playing basketball and swimming for most of my life. My dad played baseball in college as a pitcher, my brother played baseball and basketball in college and my sister was an incredible swimmer and track star in high school. It was in my blood, and after attending more swim meets, baseball and basketball games than I can count, I fell in love with sports and everything that went along with them.The comradery of a team and the passion behind each and every play, in any sport, is something that can’t be duplicated. It is not luck, it’s the result of countless hours of hard work, blood, sweat and tears. I was lucky enough to be a part of something like that in high school with four years of basketball. However, after high school was over so was my competitive sports career. Sure, I could attend college games and watch from the stands, but that’s not enough.
They say if you love what you do then you’ll never work a day in your life. I’ve always had this passion for sports, so what better career path is there than sharing my passion with others through the written and spoken word? I couldn’t think of anything, so I recently took an introduction to news writing course and I loved it. It is harder than I thought it would be, but I am progressing as a news writer and hope to continue to do so. If one day I get to live my dream, I will be reporting for ESPN. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, but just like in sports, success doesn’t come in life without a little blood, sweat and tears.