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Tena Matthews Therefore, I have Faith that everything will be ok through coherently believing and walking in that same concept. These are my four themes to success that I teach my kids and I have more themes to come. Through
these themes is the story of my life. So, I would like to share this short story with you regarding how dreams can come true if you pursue your goals with persistence and confidence. Throughout my life time; starting from
my elementary years up to part of my senior year of high school; I participated in multiple sports. However, I chose to play basketball
because it was the sport that I enjoyed most. I realized that it was at the point of being on that court that I seen the most passion revealed from me. This sport was my escape goat from anything I faced in the world and the only time when I would give everything I had to offer.
Lake Charles, Louisiana,
what can I write about? What could I say to people that has not already been heard before? Then I thought maybe I could write an autobiography, but how can I write without being boring? How could I grasp your attention? Well, I don’t know. I could not answer all my questions but what I can say is that every word I am conveying to you is the Truth. I want to say to all readers that if you have a Dream, pursue it because at the end of the day, you only see your reflection in the mirror. What would you think of yourself if you knew that you possibly missed out on an opportunity? Well, I will never permit an opportunity to pass me by and my road has definitely not been perfect. I will never
give up on my dreams, I has always and do believe in myself, I haven’t always been interested in the history of our nation, but I now respect the fact that someone has put their life on the line provide us with today’s opportunities. Ultimately, I don’t know too many that would sacrifice today for yesterday, but many perished vessels have done their complete opposite: “They sacrificed their
today for our today to be a better today.”- Through all my pain: Stitches in my forehead, under my eye, broken nose, two knee surgeries, sprain ankles, etc… Through all that pain, I am here healthy and living. In other words, I would sacrifice whatever I had to in order to play the game, which many times were my health and family. I revealed my Love for playing basketball through my daily actions on and off the court.
I maintained great grades in my academic classes, always possessed a positive attitude and focused on my goals. I was happiest as the game permitted me to express all my emotions on how I felt about things unrelated to the sport. Unfortunately; My senior year of high school, I tore my ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament). I would not settle for these results given to me by one doctor; my mom and I went out and got
more than one opinion. One doctor said that it was a partial tear and
two physicians said that the ligament was torn completely. Of course; my youth and Love for the game would not permit me to take the two opinions that would lead to my inability to play; being young and full of eagerness,