This is the only sport I have ever played and coordinated enough to play. My dad was the first to play, then my siblings and I followed in his footsteps. Unlike a lot of athletes who hope to pursue further in college playing for divisions 1-3, I took the route of playing club ball.
During my sophomore and junior years, I joined the exec board to help organize everything, and then during my senior year, I was the club president. It’s been a while since I picked up a stick and ball, but when I do, it’s like I never lost touch.
If you don’t already know, Philadelphia is the city with the most loyal sports fans. All Philly or nothing. Even though I wasn’t born in Pennsylvania, I lived here 18 of my 23 years of life. Plus, all my extended family is from the surrounding Philadelphia area, so I’d say I was raised the right way of supporting the best teams.
My love for sports is one of the reasons that has helped me pick my long-term career goal working for a professional sports team. Especially seeing the scene of all the fans of the Philadelphia sports teams, it would be a bonus to work for the Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, or Phillies.
Hockey is my absolute favorite sport to watch, and it was a great plus to watch the Flyers make it far in playoffs. However, since they are done, it’s on to the next best sport, football. Go birds!
I’m not going to lie, growing up I was not a huge fan of reading, especially since we were forced to read for homework and school. Then during high school, I discovered my love for it. It’s so soothing, and if it’s a good book I found to read, I’m sucked in until I finish it. When I went to college, I kind of lost my touch in reading because I was doing so much reading already for classes. When the pandemic hit, I had to find something to do during quarantine to keep me occupied and make time go faster with all the extra spare time I had.
Here are a few of the books I read during quarantine:
- The Twin by Natasha Preston
- How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett
- The Pact by Jodi Picoult
- Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
I have also taken up a new challenge that I know I won’t finish for another few years, is reading the top 100 American Literature reading list. Some of them I had already read during high school and undergrad of college, but those were for assignments, and I want to take the time to enjoy some of them again.
This is a new hobby I have taken up during quarantine. It’s my own form of therapy, to write anything out that I need to get out, but in a more art form. I was never into the whole journaling and putting every detail down, so this has helped me a lot. If anyone has any poets or poetry books you recommend, please let me know! Besides writing poetry, I also like reading it as well.