(Pic taken today at the field)
Went to the field today by myself just to juggle and do some running. Got some things done and felt good to get outside with the weather we had today. I seriously could stay at the field all day, its so peaceful being just me and my ball. Everything is so right and I don't have to worry about anything in the world. Its kind of like my freedom I wish I always had.
After being out there for over an hour by myself, the new kid from Panama on our team came out there to shoot. He just came this semester and is pretty shy. We passed and did some shooting then I sat down and did some abs while he continued to shoot. After about 15 minutes, he sat down and we just started talking about life. About what we want to do after school and whats life like back home for him. He said some things that kind of made me think. First, you got to appreciate everything we have in this country. He was saying that people who play professional soccer back there have side jobs like driving cabs and stuff. Could you even imagine if Brett Favre picked you up to take you to the next block over! He said people there are treated with no respect and its just a different world. The kid is from Panama City which is the capital so its not like a small slum or anything. He said its just a different world really. He already loves it here and wants to get an education and hopefully make it professionally. He said he took a risk to come here in order to follow his dreams and he was saying that you have to take risks in order to succeed. I couldn't agree more with what he was saying. It was really cool to just talk with him for the first time and see what he had to say. We talked about religion, family, soccer, just a bunch of random stuff. I love talking to people about their background and getting to know people more than just the basic stuff. Everyone has their own story to tell I think.
This song is so sick! If anything, just listen to the first 23 seconds.
To Dream is to Live Life to its Full Potential