My Way of Life: A Personal Essay

Topics: 2007 albums, 2007 singles, Personal life Pages: 2 (652 words) Published: February 16, 2013
Ilga Racika-Racko

My way of life

You know how it all starts, we are little and our parents already have their dreams of who we going to be in the future. This happened to me. My mother was a huge fan of tennis and at her childhood time it was impossible to play her own. When I was born tennis become open to everybody and that’s how I started my tennis carrier. At five I was running around on the tennis court with racket that is bigger then I am. Well I can say for sure that I missed my childhood. While my friends were playing outside I was on the tennis court working hard for my future. Even though I did not realize it then. I never had friends that would be there for me and through all sore and crumping muscles, through tears and pain I got stronger, independent and more mature then people at the same age of mine are. I made my mother’s dream come true. Out of every victory I remember how proud she is that I am here in America while these other kids that were paying hide and seek while I had practice are back home and probably doing drugs. And I am actually very happy that I am playing tennis 15 years already but at the same time I love music more then anything. At the same time I was playing and giving piano concerts for 3 years. But my parents did not approve it. My friend Vladik would say “You should act on your own best interest. You shouldn’t play tennis and build your life on it if you love music more then tennis.” Well I guess I could agree with him but at the same time that is all my life and I do not want to quit in the middle of the road. Because through all these 15 years I made my own dream to open a tennis academy in NYC. Well my cousin would say “The only desirable goal is the creating of happiness and pleasure and the elimination of pain. And since tennis is bringing you a lot of pain and sufferings then you should do music instead since it is what you love. But at the end you will be judged based on consequence...
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