I Am My First College Athlete Is Not For Your Dreams Or Get Up And Chase Them

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“Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or get up and chase them." My biggest dream when I was little was to play softball in college. I did not care where, I just wanted to play. I knew it would be hard to play a sport in college as well as focus on my education. I thought since I was able to do it in high school that I would also be able to do it in college without any problems. I do not think I have ever been so wrong. I was not ready for what I was getting myself into. Early mornings, long practices, and completing homework all took a long time to get used to. I know every college athlete has gone through a time management problem sometime in his/her career. I start my mornings off on certain days around 8 and go to class from 9-11:50 then I go to practice from 3:30 to anytime around 6:30-7. On other days, my classes start a little later, but the schedule is about the same. We frequently have practices on Saturdays as well. This is when I started to realize that I had to use my time wisely and not waste it. I had to apply myself and not waste time lounging around or taking naps. Once fall ball ended, we started into our winter workouts. Winter workouts have hit me hard. I start my days off in the morning between 5-7 with conditioning and end them with hitting after my classes between 2:30-4. This is probably about the same routine for most athletes. Practices often occur more than once a day. Once the season starts,…

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