Lacrosse: from one position
Before: Fitting in is acceptable, right?
Changing lacrosse positions, or
changing personal positions?
I am who I am.
“Be who you are and say what
you feel, because those who mind
don’t matter and those who
matter don’t mind.”
~ Dr. Suess
Just fit in
I used to be so self conscious that I
would do anything to fit in.
I just sat back and stayed quiet.
I never spoke my mind, aka people
is my motivation
Being on a team helped me
The game itself paved a way for my
I still didn’t feel comfortable enough to
speak up or even suggest anything. I
only went along with everything to
avoid being humiliated or judged.
Why didn’t I voice my
I would think the older girls would get
the idea that I thought I was better
I was too nervous to be wrong and
I let my coach switch my position..
My coach wanted to test me at a
different position during an important
I knew it was in my best interest to no
question the idea.
No one ever liked being on that end of
Why would my coach want me down
there, was I not talented enough?
Little did I know how big of a
difference I made in one game.
What wins championships?!
My coaches were so encouraging
throughout it all.
Because of their knowledge, we
They saw the potential in me to lead a
strong defensive end.
After all, defense wins championships.
How I began to grow:
After I saw how well I played at
defense, I had a new found sense of
I began to realize how important my
The more I was encouraged, the more
I stood out.
I ended that season as defensive
player of the year…
Confidence led me to understand that
it’s okay to try new things.
Slowly but surely I became a role
model to the girls on my team.
I learned to use constructive criticism
to benefit my team.
Suddenly I wasn’t just a listener, I was
the one they listened to.
I am who I am
I learned that who I am is more
important than what I want others to
THINK I am.
My coaches gave me that extra boost
to challenge myself.
From now on:
Now I am more me than I thought
I am flat out blunt with people.
My confidence has a way of showing
people that I’m not afraid of anything.
I think I anyone can be as easy going
as a heifer, but as dominant as a bull.
I know that no matter what I do, I do it
Dr. Suess. Quote. (1904-1991).
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