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Kathryn Hoch
Discussion 3
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:10am
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For my personal narrative I chose to write about when I got kicked off the Wisconsin tennis team and the events that lead up to it and the events that happened after. I choose this over other events in my life because it change the course of my future. When I committed to the University of Wisconsin tennis team, I never planned on transferring. I was going to use all of my five year scholarship. In my fifth year I was going to be the volunteer assistant coach. I had the next four years of my life planned out. Another reason that I chose this topic over others is because of how this event effected me emotionally. This coach caused me to become very depressed while I was on the team and when she finally kicked me off the team. When I she kicked me off the team, she kept my friends from seeing me. I lost almost all of my friends and was alone for the rest of the year. Over coming the depression was the hardest part but I never gave up and I knew that I would get out of there, no matter what. There are many details that show why this was such a life changing event. Because of this coach I now can handle certain situations much better. I understand that tennis is not everything. That I just need to go on the court and have fun, it is not the end of the world if I lose. I also learned how much self control I have. There were plenty of times when I thought that I was just going to snap. Instead, I was able to calm myself down and move on. Another reason that this was a life changing event was because I had to transfer universityís. I never thought I was going to leave the University of Wisconsin. However, I am more then glad that I did. I am loving East Carolina University. Lastly, this event changed my life because I had to battle with depression. Imagine working all of your life for one goal and in one moment it is taken away and you cannot do a thing about it. I was broken and alone. But I fought it off as much as I could and I won.

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