Many times in life it is hard to get out of my bed in the morning. Either is because I am going to have a stressful day at school, I got into an argument with friends, or I am overthinking about the rest of my life. At the start of my freshman year of high school it felt like every day I didn’t want to get out of my bed, the school felt miserable and I thought the rest of high school would be this way, but it didn’t not one bit. I found things that kept me going and excited for the rest of my day.
During summer I thought Waterpolo would be scary in high school, everyone was much bigger than me, better than me, and I thought that I would know no one. I didn’t want to get out of my bed even though I haven’t seen what the day had to offer, but I was glad I got out of bed on my first day of polo. I walked into polo seeing guys I already knew from my old school and even old clubs I played on. Even the guys I never met were incredibly welcoming. The older players on the team turned out to be the kids I hung out with every day over the summer and were the nicest people ever. I was going through a hard place in my life at the time and I remember when they went to my house unannounced with my favorite food and sat and at with me on my lawn. some times when I doubt myself or don’t want to get up in the morning I remember how there are people in my life as kind as this that will pick me up and put me on my feet.
Baseball has never been my favorite sport to watch because I thought it was slow and not quite at my pace when watching sports. It was really never watching baseball that got made me get out of bed, it was watching baseball with my dad. My Dad is one of the greatest things in my life, he would do anything for me to succeed, and be hardworking, and no matter how stressful his life can get he keeps going. I always strived to be like him and would always ask myself what would he do in this situation. No matter how hard life got he always kept going for the others in his life.
One of the happiest times in my life was last summer because of the friends I was with and the thrilling adventures we went on. Everywhere we went we had a polaroid camera that would try to capture the adventures, but it would never do them justice. Every time I went out over the summer it felt like a movie, I explored new places with friends, traveled the coast, and met people that never failed to make me laugh. I felt unstoppable over the summer and felt as though I was on top of the world. Every time my life gets rough or I am having a hard time getting through school, I just remember summer and what adventures I will have.
Sometimes what gets me out of bed in the morning is a simple smell in the morning. This smell is the sex wax that I have hanging in my truck. Although it does smell nice it is not what makes my day. The smell reminds me of the excitement I have for the place I’m driving to, listening to music in my car, and reminds me of how fortunate my life is. When it gets hard sometimes I like to drive to the beach to surf or just go down PCH to get my mind off things and the smell is really what reminds me of all of this. I always remember that someone else is going through something and if I keep going to may help them to do the same.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep going or even just get out of bed, but my friends, driving, my dad, water polo, and the thought of summer make it a lot easier. Just remember all of the great things in your life and you will be able to accomplish anything even getting out of your bed.