Most everyone here is still very young, so ENJOY yourself!
Our orchestra teacher was talking about this today. She's pretty cool.
But, there was a reason I mentioned it. You need to have foresight.
I was looking at old times for the swim team, and I saw myself, 10/26/2008.
I had a 49.20 on the 50 free.
Which isn't too bad.
I saw I'd gotten that time on 10/20/2007.
That time was over a YEAR old, and it hadn't improved doodly squat!
I had no foresight. I was not looking at the future. I was lazy.
I didn't stop and THINK that maybe that wasted year might cost me sectionals 1 1/2 years later.
Luckily, after PNS champs 3 months ago, that was when I realized my error, and that I needed to get fast.
I realized it in time. I'm still young. Only 13, although that won't last too much longer.
I realized my error, because there was a guy I talked to at PNS champs. He's been swimming since he was 6. And working hard that whole time.
He has over a DOZEN PNS champs times! Now THAT is one guy who has his ducks in a row. He has foresight.
However, most young people don't stop to think that youth doesn't last forever. It doesn't even last that long.
ENJOY your time being young! It's probably the best time of your life.
That is one of the reasons I swim.
I know I'm young, and swimming is a GREAT way to enjoy that for me.
This is, again, for Tophat.
I think when you get angry, and push other people away, you make your life harder than it needs to be.
You're only (age omitted)!
You still have time to fix it. Please. You can't be young forever.
Being a kid is going to the movies. Being a kid is discovering the magic in things.
Being a kid is NOT pushing other people away and isolating yourself.
Understand that being young is the most vigorous time of your life.
Don't wish you're an adult! Enjoy yourself as a kid, and you'll be an adult whether or not you enjoy your childhood or not.
I'm not giving up on you.