The Pursuit of Happiness
My own pursuit of happiness would be a goal I have set my sights on for the future. It would be to win a state championship. I have played football almost all my life and nothing else would matter to me than to end it with a ring on my finger. My teammates and I all know what it takes to get it and that is to go out there and take it. We all were on this same boat this year that we were in last year, and last year didn’t end how we wanted it to. We lost to a team that we thought was the same team from our scrimmage, earlier in the season, too then. So we took them lightly and thought we were going to roll over them again. Turns out we were in for a rude awaking and lost in a huge upset to them.
Now this year we have pushed ourselves that much more so we don’t duplicate what happen last year. We have worked hard since day one, in January, during the offseason by lifting weights, doing mat drills, stations, and running gassers up and down the field to prepare ourselves for the new season we were headed into. But that wasn’t just enough for me. I would go lift weights on my own, go run stairs before school started, and did some pitch and catch with a few buddies to prepare myself for the start of the regular season in August.
Now its all about getting the job done week by week as the season goes on. I have never looked ahead in our schedule because I know we have to take it one game at a time and work my way up. Nor do I try to take any team lightly because we all know what will happen if you do. Now I am hoping for a state championship to end my football career and know not to end it with any regrets and know I did all I could do to get my ring that my teammates and I deserve.