My Life - Original Of Triumph, Failure, And Everything Essay

1327 Words Sep 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Sitting here and looking back on my eighteen years thus far, I don’t even know where to begin. My life has been full of triumph, failure, and everything in between. I have grown from a blonde haired, blue eyed, innocent little girl to a brown haired, hazel eyed, mature young lady. My parents divorced when I was only four years old, resulting in never-ending battles over my brother and I. My closest cousin committed suicide last year and not a single day goes by that I don’t wonder what could I have done to change his mind. Months later, my aunt passed away on the back porch with my three young cousins as witnesses. My family and I have been beat up in recent years but I believe it has brought us closer than ever. I have learned that it is not the event that matters, but how you react to it. Most people have something or someone in their life that is always there for them, acting as an outlet or an escape when things go wrong. I believe having that outlet is crucial to not falling apart in times of desperation. My escape from the tragedies and also my celebration of the successes of life lies out in the woods. Lacing up my pair of Nikes every afternoon and taking off out on a run has taught me more than I ever could have imagined.
I have been an athlete all my life, beginning with soccer, basketball, softball, and presently running. There is something inside of me that longs for a physical challenge; therefore, sports have always been a prominent aspect of my life. I tried…

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