I love sports, plain and simple. I’ve always loved them and I can tell that I always will. I love the teamwork, I love the competition, I love the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Sports help take your mind off of the daily clutter of things and sort of let you dip out of reality. You go in to a mind altering world or shouting, screaming, euphoria and depression. Sports help shape the world we live in. But getting older, (yeah 23 but I’m 24 this month), I’ve noticed that I still love sports, but I don’t go out of my way like I used to to watch sports. I’ve noticed that now that I have a job, I don’t have the time to actually sit down and watch two hours worth of sports entertainment. Yes I still watch shows, yet I still watch sports, but I used to watch every sporting event no matter the night or time. I’d stay up until 1:30 am just to finish an NBA game. Now, I’m done watching college basketball by 11 pm and going to bed shortly after.
Call me an old man
Seeing how people acted in college, totally the opposite of how real life actually is. In college you can stay up past 1 am every night and go to your class at 11 and 1 and call it a day. Maybe throw in a nap and get some lunch, hang with some friends and boom. You just lived like a college student and it was….awesome! Now, it’s like man, today was exhausting. I’ll be in bed by 9 to wake up rested and start tomorrow anew, what a day. It’s so weird how work, life, paying bills, the news, everything else that happens in a day, can really take effect and drain you every day. That’s what makes people unique though. The ability to get knocked down every day and strive for more, rather than becoming complacent and settling in life.
The hardest part
The weirdest and hardest part of every day is noticing how quickly time has passed. I got my first job just over 6 months ago, it feels like I’ve been here for only 2-3 months. It’s weird how fast time flies. It’s almost like every day kind of blends in to the next day, which I feel isn’t a good thing! It doesn’t allow me to see people, to do things that a 23 year old wants to do. It makes it more difficult to see family and make plans. It also makes it difficult to keep track of sports, to keep active. What’s more difficult to grasp is that this will be happening for the next 40 years of my adult life. Every day until I retire. That’s why I want to find a job that I love and that I look forward going to every day. That’s why I want to find something that gives me a sense of purpose like I used to feel about sports. We’re all searching for something, but we don’t know until we find it.