My Life Outside of School

Outside of school I like to do a lot of things. I go to school, play soccer, work, finish my homework on time and try to maintain a social life. I go to school five days a week, have high school soccer three days a week during off season, club practice twice a week, immediately following off season, and work weekends. Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays I work at Islands. In the little free time I have I like to go to the beach with friends, when its warm outside, go on adventures and hikes. I love the beach and take advantage of our great California weather as much as I possibly can. I recently inherited my dog full time from my dad who passed away this last December and I love taking her to the dog beach or river jetty because she loves it and my dad loved taking us there. My life is pretty much consumed by soccer, as I play about 10 to 12 hours a week. Believe it or not, sometimes on the weekends when I’m not working or in a tournament I go to the park with friends and kick the ball around. On rainy weekends I like to sit at home all day and watch 10 of the 50 episodes of Law and Order: Special Victums Unit. I have the best friends in the world and they have been with me through thick and thin. I hangout with my friends whenever I can and love spending time with them, whether its cleaning one of our houses or going on crazy fun adventures. I am very busy and never have a dull moment but I wouldn’t trade my crazy, hectic, and loving life for the world.

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My Soccer Life

I am a club soccer player for Wolfpack soccer club and I’m on the FVHS varsity soccer team. Soccer takes up most of my life, but I love it. Sometimes it can be a lot to handle and difficult to manage my time, but I try to use my time wisely and not get sucked into distractions like friends or my biggest issue, my cell phone. I couldn’t imagine life without soccer. When we get breaks during the summer or winter break, for even just a week, I miss it like crazy. I’ve always been that player that has to prove myself to the coach and work very hard for my starting position. I went into high school soccer this year as a first year varsity player, expecting very little to no playtime. I got some minutes in pre-season and worked my way into the starting left back position by the time season came around. I was so happy and loving every bit of high school soccer. All of the sudden, one game I didn’t start, our backup goalie did, as a field player. I was so confused and frustrated. I barely got any minutes. I talked to my coach and asked him what I was doing wrong, if anything and what I could do to get my starting position back. He said it wasn’t me or anything I did wrong, we were just experimenting with players in different positions. However, that was the only change made, so I wasn’t really buying it. I later found out that it was due to a parent complaint about play time which is very frustrating. I kept working and fighting and just this last Monday at our game I played outside back the whole second half and did well. I learned a lot from this and I realize that I need to keep my head up and battle because hard work does show results.

My Weekend

This last weekend, on Saturday, I went on a boat ride with my cousin Kyle and my two friends, Leigha and Rachel. My cousin had never taken my boat out before, but it hadn’t been run in a while, so we decided to give it a shot. We drove to Newport Dunes, where we keep the boat, and began to uncover it and hook it up to the trailer. We towed it over to the launch ramp and put it in the water. We went put the trailer back in the parking stall and went out in the bay. After about an hour bay ride we turned around to go back to the launch ramp because  I had work and Rachel had babysitting. All of the sudden.. Kyle turns the boat off and ties it to the dock to go get the trailer again and the boat doesn’t restart to put it on the trailer. In order to get the boat back on the trailer properly, we’re supposed to drive it on the trailer, giving it gas, and we couldn’t because it didn’t start. Rachel, Leigha, and I each grabbed a rope and looped it over a cleat and tried to walk it on the trailer. We had no hopes of that working, but little did we know, it did! We got it safely on the trailer and I made it to work only a few minutes late and Rachel made it to babysitting. Saturday had a few bumps, but ended up being a really fun day! Whats a good day without a few problems every here and there, right?

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