Nothing is perfect in this world. Consequently, we fall down and lose constantly. However, falling down or losing does not equate to failure. It is simply a hurdle that must be conquered. As a senior, there are several hurdles that have already plagued my final year of high school.
The first nine weeks of my senior year has been everything but easy. I have never failed any class in my life. However, I managed to fail two classes in the first nine weeks. There is no excuse for these bad grades because they are of my own doing. I've been distracted and bothered by the events around me. The low grade really hurts because it is my senior year. It adds more stress to this already stressful year.
Soccer has always been a big part of my life. I've been playing the sport ever since I was little. I was really looking forward to playing this year because it is my senior year. I don't really plan on playing in college and so there is a great chance that this will be my last year playing under an official team. Sadly, the dream of playing this year has been greatly jeopardized. It all started when I got hurt sophomore year. I thought that my foot suffered a minor sprain. But instead of getting better, I did not heal. Junior year came around and my foot was still not at its 100%. Still, with my lack of better judgment, I decided to play and risk agitating my injury. Because of this rather foolish decision, I further agitated my injury. This time, it wasn't just a minor sprain. The doctor has already told me that my chance of playing this year is highly unlikely. When I heard this news, I was crushed. Even though we do not have the greatest team in the world, I still want to play. To me, soccer is not all about winning games. Soccer is about playing the sport with heart and passion. For this to be taken away from me by a silly injury is heart breaking.
I will not back down. Instead of crying and pitying myself, I have decided to face this problem head on. In the two classes that I struggled in, I have put extra effort in making better grades. With my injury, I have rested and not skip any medications. I am not a failure and I will prove it to my teachers and my coach. The challenges that I have faced this senior year alone have made me stronger. It has taught me that staying down and beaten will only equate to failure. Failure is when you decided to just give up without further trying. I am dedicated and I am motivated to pass and graduate high school, and to play soccer for my team and for my school.