“Make sure you do whatever it is you want to do”
This was advice given to me by the same person who gave me the . He was telling me to make sure that with whatever I am doing, I need to enjoy it, and do what I want to do.
I decided to not try out for varsity soccer at Bethany Lutheran College for several reasons. I injured my shoulder recently, which is affecting my mobility and strength. I am just starting to enjoy running, and the team does these “run 2 miles in 12 minutes” drills every other day. That intense level of running would not be fun for me. They also practice every day and travel all around the Midwest. I feel like I would get burned out and sick of it. Also, during my senior year in high school, the varsity soccer team just wasn’t fun for me. It felt like a chore going to practices and games. If anything, I want to have fun. I don’t care about the competition, so I may look into intramural sports at college.
I am going to continue to work out and run on my own, because I enjoy it. It is not a chore for me to go to the gym and lift weights, or do some body weight workouts on my own. Also, I am starting to enjoy the solitude of running and bike rides. But running at almost a sprint under a time constraint just isn’t fun for me.
Having fun with what you’re doing is a concern for me. I want to enjoy my college years and go into a field where I enjoy my work and get satisfaction out of it.
I decided to go into film making and writing because when I make movies in my free time, I have a lot of fun doing it. I think if I could make a comfortable living doing something with movies, television, or writing, I would be satisfied. I got most my general classes out of the way over the past two years, so this fall I believe I’ll be taking classes that are important to me, and I can start furthering my path. I’m making it my goal to live for no regrets. I won’t be that old guy saying, “Oh, I wish I had done that when I was young…”