I realized something at swimming today.
A year ago, I got a lot more attention and praise at swimming. That's because I was a star struggling to rise. Just starting to get out there and get good. Also, I was a lot lazier.
Now, I'm a success story, or rather, a success story in progress. If I continue how I am, and everything goes according to plan, in maybe another year, and certainly not more than two, I'll be the fastest person on my swim team.
This year, for high school swimming, a guy a year older than me, a freshman, and also SLOWER than me, made it to state.
That means that I'm going to state.
Now a lot of the attention goes to Nicole, and Chris. Because they're the struggling stars, not always showing up to practice and not always making sets. Our coach made a list of people's work ethics at practice, and I was at the top.
That makes me boring now.
I'm okay with that.
I have all my high school years ahead of me, and I just need to keep doing what I'm doing, and I'll do great things.
But, if you're a star that is on it's stable way up, you're much more boring than one that's struggling, and turbulent.
I'll be a lot more interesting if my body gives out from all this swimming, which, if I also keep doing what I'm doing, it might in a few years.