Blog 1..it didnt work last time
My freshman year of high school I thought I could take on anything. I was starting out school with lots of homework, lots of practices and no time at all for a social life. During my freshman year, it wasn’t the books that taught me the most, it was my team. Being on a high school swim team was the most fun I’ve ever had and it taught me values that I will keep for life.
While others went to school and had a social life I thought that I would have no time for that on a team, it would
just be hard work. I was ready for the challenge of swimming hard and helping my team to win but I never thought I
would learn so much from them. Thought-out my freshman year I learned what I meant to have people rely on you and to have
others peoples backs. Whenever I would jump up on the block I experienced what it felt like to have people who will love me no matter how good or bad I swam. I learned how to manage my time and juggle my swimming with my homework and try to fit in a little social
life. My teammates encouraged me to do my best at the pool and in the classroom.
Through those interactions I found out who I could trust and who would not be there for me. I had to ask myself
every day, do I watch TV after practice or should I get my homework done for tomorrow? I carried on those lessons
till now. I know how to manage my time and I how to work hard to achieve something for not only myself but for other people. I use these skills everyday whether I’m doing a group project in class or helping out a friend. I know that I have developed good values
through this experience. In the real world I will be ready to work with a team and I will know what hard work
means. Nothing that I could have ever learned in class could have been better than what I learned from the people
around me that year.