Monday, March 28, 2011

it could be good

Well I made the team in Nashville... now I wont be able to see my friends this summer :( Right from school I will be going there to start training. Im not to sure how long the season goes for but I know its the majority of the summer. Im sure its gonna be practice every day or even twice a day so no way I would be able to visit my homies back in Dallas. Its sucks cause I havent seen them since Christmas break. I was looking forward to goin home and just chillin with them everyday. Not gonna happen anymore. And the England thing never went anywhere either which sucks. I wanted to go there and hopefully get looked at. I just feel like my time is nearing its end. So many kids that I played with are big time now. Not saying Im bad but they just got their break and opportunity. I dont even know how some of them are pro for being how bad they are (well not bad, but just never stood out). I know kids playing and being paid to play in England, Spain, Belgium, Argentina, Vietnam and here in the US. Its crazy to think I played with these kids but it also pisses me off that Im not where they are. It would be sick as fuck to be paid to play soccer for a living. Do the thing I love the most and get paid, what could be better?...I cant think of anything


  1. Socrkid: That's great news! If you can make a career in the soccer field, that's your passion. But you should look far down the road -- you can't play forever, perhaps you can get into coaching or training or managing players as an agent -- so hopefully your degree will help you get there. Have a plan B if things don't work out or you need to transition to another role.

  2. You made the team, Congratulations!! This opportunity to play in Tennennesse throughout the summer is probably going to outweigh you just kicking it with you're friends back in Texas.
    I can see how you're frustrated with other guys you used to play for on past teams(who also may not be as good of soccer players as yourself) are managing to make it big time.
    Nonetheless, they made it, probably wanted it as badly as you want it, so be happy for them. You know you have sickk soccer skills, I had the opportunity to see first hand how freaking good you are and I really do hope the opportunity for you to make it big presents itself when you least expect it. Just don't compare yourself to other people because that will get you no where. That just causes extra unneeded aggrivation upon yourself. I think what fan of casey suggested is a great idea too!
    Playing soccer for a prefessional team obviously sounds like what would make you happiest in life. You know you're capable of it. Get out there and show 'em what you got! You know I always wish you the best of luck. Hit me up sometime homie

  3. Totally hear you. Sometimes we can't help but wonder the "what if's" of life, but here's what I know for sure... you're an amazing kid with a heart of gold, and you should be very proud of yourself. You have a scholarship to play and earn yourself a degree, friends and family that clearly love you very much, and the ability to do work on the field. On top of that, you have the strength left over to jump over one massive hurdle that most of your other friends don't have to deal with, and that's what sets you apart. And through it all, you've usually got a big smile on your face :)

    My mom likes to remind me there will always be people that are better off and worse off, it's a fact of life. You'll learn just as much from both groups. Remember to step back once and a while and look back on all you've achieved, then set your new goals for the future. We can't change the cards we were dealt, just how we play the hand.

    I know you'll do great over the summer. I'm very proud. You never know when an amazing opportunity might come along :)

  4. Hey bud there is probably 2 - 3 million teenage boys here in England feel the same way as you. probably 90% of the guys I know wanted to be Pro Football players. But the simple fact is that there is just not enough jobs in that industry to go round. The sad thing is it's not what you can do but who you know that gets you the breaks in football. Most teenagers realise by the time they are like 17 - 18 years old that all the effort they put in to training turning up for games in the rain and snow count for nothing when it comes to getting a paid contract. The guys that get that might not be good enough to lace your boots they have just been lucky enough to catch the eye of the right guy. I would say without doubt more teenage boys have had their hearts broken by that game than all the other things that could break your heart put together. Stick in and the break might come but be prepared to have to change course it is just the sad reality of Football.

  5. Dude, that's huge! I'm really happy for you man.

    Just because you haven't had your break yet doesn't mean it's not coming. Sometimes in life you have to create your opportunities, they're not just handed to everyone. You created one here, now it's time to take advantage of it. At the end of the day if/when you make it big time, no one'll care what path or how long it you to get there, just that you did.

    And look at it this way, 10-15 years from now when your quads finally give out, you'll have a degree, which you got for free, to fall back on, while most of these other kids who are big time now won't be qualified to be your secretary.

  6. Hey, Ill be here in Nashville rooting for ya. Nashville is an up and coming place for GLBTQ. Just look up places on Church Street, sort of ironic, I know, but that is the gay strip.

    There are a lot of guys out there who would love to be where you are. You never know who is going to show up to scout, so just be on your best at all times.

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  8. Hey man, congrats! I went to college in Nashville and you will have a hell of a time. This door will surely lead to others that can be opened, you just might not know what they are yet....

  9. Thanks everyone for the comments!! really do appreciate all the love yall give me :)