I do track, but as far as taking on another sport in addition to that...not going to happen. I've already started regular pre-season work, and have no desire to do another sport.
That being said, I do want to spend more time studying (AP exam review style), as well as being more committed to my role in Invisible Children. I know I am the only one in my club who feels this way, but I feel like I've been slacking, especially in organizing our efforts at the Salvation Army. I just feel like I could be doing so much more.
13 years. I quit because it wasn't in my heart anymore. It started in May, after I competed at the Sectional track meet. That feeling was such a rush, and I wasn't getting that from gym anymore. I knew I would stick around for nationals in late june. After that, I figured I could stick it out for one last season. But then my life overflowed. I had an amazing internship, but it made me really tired, and often I stayed late so I was missing gym. The thing was, missing gym used to be catastrophic, but then it was no big deal. My first meet was 2 weeks after the internship ended, and I didn't even have fun. Practice became almost torturous, and I kept coming up with reasons not to go...homework, studying, scholarships, all valid, but could be done with gym. Then, I decided enough was enough. I knew my parents, friends, coaches, and teammates would be upset, but I also knew that they wouldn't want me unhappy.
I have also been really involved in charity work...Invsibible Children, and the Salvation Army, and that became so much more important to me than being in the gym. At practice, I would be thinking of all the things I could be doing to help someone else, and it ate at me. I would think to myself, "I could be serving meals right now, or I could be telephoning libraries for donations".
Even without gym, I will be extremely busy. Track starts in 66 days people!