How Softball Has Shaped My Life

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When I was eight years old I started playing softball. As the years went by, the game became more serious to me and now, as a senior in high school, my life revolves around the sport that I love. Digging my cleats into the soft dirt infield and smelling the freshly cut grass is truly my favorite thing. The triumphant feeling that I get when my team does something good such as: hitting a homerun, striking out a batter, or winning a big game. February to April may be a bit cold and dreary to other people but I deem these three months my favorite time of the year. My life revolves around softball season and it has shaped my personality and characteristics as well as my families’ lives. Softball has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. The sport has shaped my outlook on life in many different way including: the decisions that I have made over the years, the people that I surround myself with, and my personality. Most of my life lessons have been translated to me through my previous coaches. I have …show more content…
This realization led me to become an extremely competitive player as well as person. Losing is something that I take lightly and I am constantly searching for a way for my team to prevent taking a loss, whether it be an extra hour of batting practice or perfecting a new strikeout pitch. The competitive aspect of the game has reflected into my daily life and urged me to strive to get better at everything that I do. I spend the vast majority of my time practicing alongside my teammates. Similar to any other situation, the time that we spend together brings us closer as friends and leads to us spending more time outside of softball together. Spending time on the field with friends is something I love to do and softball season is the only time that I get to do

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