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Madison Thompson
Personal Narrative
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:45pm
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In my personal narrative, I chose to write about my softball career and how it shaped me as a person. Without it, there is no telling what I would have been like in high school, or what I would be like today. I chose it over the numerous events in my life because the last ten years the most consistent thing has been softball. Through middle school and high school with all the changes that happen, I always had softball at the end of the day. Playing such a time consuming sport gave me the greatest friends I could ever ask for. It taught me how to be a team player and a great teammate. It also showed more about myself than anything else that has happened in my life so far and I miss it every day. The life lessons I learned every time I stepped on the field are something I will cherish forever. The details that will best support my thesis are different examples of practices and games that impacted my life. I also will discuss how playing varsity as a freshman in high school made me mature my game and my physical attitude in a very short period of time. Coming straight from middle school softball to varsity high school softball was a big maturity jump mentally and attitude wise. Choosing to write about my softball career was difficult because it brings up a lot of emotions I have put away since the end of last spring. It hadnít really set in that I wonít play competitive softball ever again until school started this semester. I have so many friends playing on college teams around the country and hearing from them about how much fun their having, as well as how tough the training, is makes me a little nostalgic. Diving for a ball in the outfield and making ESPN plays or crushing a ball up the middle are feelings I will always remember. Even though I missed out on four summer vacations with my best friends during my high school years, I made memories I will never forget playing softball every weekend and practicing three times a week.


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