Being 13 years old,
Getting to step onto the court with the “big kids”
A sense of pride spewing out of my parents,
A sense of nervousness spewing out of me.
But, my desire to play well never changed.
I had a point to prove.
Age is but a number.
Getting looks from the “big kids”…
Who were supposed to be supportive,
Only pushed me harder.
Since that moment as a 13 year old little girl,
I have given myself this ability,
An ability to focus,
An ability to stay calm,
An ability that turned me into a leader on the court.
I have a strong desire to learn,
To give myself all the opportunities I can,
To not give up.