Mario Ivan Alvarado
As many people, I've gone though tons of experiences that built the person I am today. I feel the things that really impacted my life is sports. Football for example, I use to never do my homework or study or get involved in any school type functions. But thanks to sports I've really turned myself around.
During freshman year I never kept track of anything, except for friends. My grades were always down and barley manageable. I was very irresponsible and immature. I would play around too much, never thinking about the consequences.
Once I became a sophomore I already finished my summer conditioning for football. Football really gave me the motivation to keep my grades up so I wouldn't get kicked off the team. After football season I felt that was it, no more sports, no big deal I thought. But then I joined soccer. Knowing he same grade rules applied I made sure to keep my grades up. After that the same thing happened for me in tennis.
Now that I am a senior, I was hoping to go through the same process. Unfortunately I had to quit football this year, due to some personal problems. I spent time to realized what I have lost and thought to myself. "What about my grades?" Without a motivation I felt I wouldn't be able to keep up anymore. But I liked having my grades up. And now I found out that I cant have a motivation for everything. But that sometimes you need to be responsible for your own well-being. I am not going to let this year go to wasted. I know that now. This is thanks to the responsibility and maturity I have developed over the years. To me, sports has obviously been the biggest influence in my life, and has had a great impact to who I am today.