English 101 8:30
What Makes Me Unique
Coming from Miami, FL to McHenry, MD was a huge culture shock. When I first visited Garrett College over the summer for a baseball visit, I did not know what to expect. During my visit I had an amazing time with my family. The weather was perfect, and the talk I had with coach Hallenbeck went very well. The reason I came to Garrett College was baseball. Baseball has been a huge factor in my life ever since I was a little kid. It helped keep me out of trouble, helped me develop relationships with well-known coaches, and it has made me meet friends from all over the country. Since I’ve been at Garrett I have developed one huge characteristic. Leaving my family and all my friends back home has made me more of an independent person. Back home I live with my parents; they feed me, do my laundry, and wash the dishes. Now that I am living on my own, doing all of these necessities by myself has made me a more independent person. I believe over the years I have developed strength, courage, perseverance, a sense of humor, an outgoing personality, athletic, kindness, and humility. All my life I have dreamt about playing College baseball. Without the support of my parents and my high school baseball coach I would not be where I am now. The three characteristics that best describe me are athletic, fun, and generous.
The first characteristic that describes me is athletic. When I was little I played hockey, basketball, soccer, and baseball. Growing up I picked up football, playing in the local AAU travel football team. Entering high school I was really into football and baseball, and every summer before school started I was playing on a summer baseball team and training with my quarterback coach every day. Baseball was my main sport, and for my high school I was the number one pitcher all four years. The days I was not pitching I would play short-stop and I would hit in the two-hole. My biggest...