My Career Goals For Nike

1951 WordsMay 1, 20178 Pages
Growing up was a weird time for me, I was overweight and socially awkward. When I was ten years old my mom insisted that I should join a swim team, so that I lose weight and learn to make friends. Over time, I joined multiple sports during all my years in school and fitness became my personal escape for everything. I acquired different skill sets and knowledge from my experience with different sports teams such as boxing, cross country, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, and track. As I got older, I knew that I wanted to work somewhere in the fitness industry but I did not know what direction to take. Now that I am in college I am starting to become more aware of how where I can take my passion for fitness and incorporate it with my career. I…show more content…
I would want to especially credit my swimming and soccer coach for always believing in me. My first sport I was enrolled in was swimming and I did it for ten years. My coaches were hard on me and wanted to be successful in every event I was preparing for. One punishment that my coach Jeff made me do was to run outside with wet tennis shoes in my swim suit on snowy days after swimming in a pool with ice cubes. They pushed me to my absolute limit and it completely changed my outlook on life. My other favorite coach was my soccer coach Hollie. She was the reason I passed high school. In high school, I chose to party over my grades. One day she told me if I continue to fail classes, I would be kicked off the soccer team. She helped arranged tutors for me and motivated me until I graduated. Ever since I was 10 years old, I had this dream to join an official college sport. During my senior year of high school, I had two offers from Robert Morris for their cross-country team and Lincoln College to join their swimming team. I declined both offers because the school’s tuition was high and my GPA was too low to receive any scholarships. At that moment, I knew I wanted to mentor student athletes like my past coaches did. After I graduated, I continued to work out on my own. I had no idea on what I wanted to do in life, so I continued my education and went to Richland Community College. At this
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