READING: This past year I have read many amazing books and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was my favorite. The story touches on themes like racism, coming of age and that are necessary for young readers to learn and understand. Scout, the narrator provides an innocent look at life and the reader is able to see how she grows and progresses from her interactions with Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. As a young adult, I can remember and reflect on what life was like for me when I was that young, and appreciate how much it has changed from the nineteen thirties. I love this book because of how thought-provoking it is. There are so many metaphors and symbols like Boo Radley and the mockingbird that Harper Lee cleverly uses. There is no greater sense of satisfaction than finally, figuring out what the author's true intentions…show more content… When I was little I would always race the kids on the playground until they got tired of losing. But playground fun has turned into a competitive dream for me.
I started track when I was in the 5th grade. Originally, I wanted to do it so I could be like my sister Whitney who at one point was nationally ranked. Ever since I was little I have always looked up to her; I would follow her around and do everything she did. So, I started track. But once I got better and started to win races, I liked track for me.
While I rather like winning, my favorite part of track is the confidence it gives me. I've never had much self-esteem, but whenever I step onto a track my stress, anxiety, and fears all disappear. Track is where I have realized that my capabilities as a human are endless.
Track has also taught me the importance of hard work. It is impossible to succeed if you don't give it your all. I learned this from the countless hours I spend at practice. “You can never practice too much” my coach always yells at me and My teammates, and I agree with her. You never reach your limit in track, that is why I love