I am awed at the dedication and commitment you had. Kudos.
quote:Don't get me wrong, I am greatful for everything I receive, but when your childhood surrounds putting your whole being into a sport, and then to have all of your dedication torn from you because, out of no fault of your own, you lose that gift--it's heart breaking, and makes a young kid feel like their entire life until that point was for squat.
I can understand that. On the other hand, look at what was installed in you, dedication, perseverance and disciple. A solid childhood foundation for a strong adulthood. and don't feel alone, alot of people have loss their childhoods for lesser reason.
Damm lu..that's like my daughter with her dance and shit...since she was fucking 3.
I never liked the idea but she's really into it;I try to make sure my mother in law dosen't influence her too much-she hinted this shit on us.
She works hard though,honor roll in accelerated courses. It's her choice but I hope she chooses a social life when she enters High School next year.
I'll handle the boy drama.....(sighs..)
She's already chosen to cut back on classes...whatever she chooses.
I agree with T that the discipline and dedication you learned were invaluable. many of us spend half our lives (or more) just trying to be disciplined and failing. that your parents forced you to quit through no fault of your own is a shame, true, but if they were poor then they were being practical. this path, on which you've graduated college and are going to graduate school and have discovered talents you might otherwise have never known you had, is the one you were meant to be on.