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With this said it takes me back to my junior year in high school. I was a part of the varsity soccer team and I was the goalkeeper. My coach saw that I had a lot of potential and was very good in my position on the field. By the end of my junior year I remember him saying "Janette please practice all summer because when your senior year comes I'm 100% sure that you will get a chance to get a scholarship to Utep if you continue playing like the way you have". Well the summer came and I met someone and began a relationship with this person. All my time was pretty much devoted to this guy and I hardly ever practice. My senior year began and we ended up braking up and I totally gave up on myself. I was always depressed and I began to slack it in practice and in games. I was always a starter and then eventually I ended up being second string. Obviously I did not get that scholarship because of a guy. To this day when I talk to my coach every once in a while we always mention how dumb decisions I made when I was in high school and the things that I could be doing right now if only I would've followed my dream and not have given up on myself. My advice to young women is never give up on yourself and always love yourself first. I'm not saying don't have relationships but do manage yourself evenly and if things don't go the way you would have expected to don't stop your life. At that point in time it might seem like nothing else matters but it does you have a whole life ahead of you and that is only a little bump on the road. God would not put these obstacle in your way if he knew you couldn't over come them.

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