The competitive season is over,
But the training is not.
I think there’s so much value
In becoming involved in a sport
Where you are involved throughout
The whole year.
Along with everything else in our culture
That seems so temporary and instantly gratified,
I feel like a lot of kids don’t get encouraged
To follow through beyond the excitement of
Competitions or meets or games.
If you’re doing something you love
Then following through the ebb and flow
Of going to practice offseason
When sometimes you’re not that excited
About it or when there’s not a
Competition next week
Is good for the soul.
Not to mention that is sort of how
The world works.
Some days and months are
Awesome and gratifying
And some days and months
Drag on with work and work and more work.
It’s all in cycles but if you’re working
Toward something you love
Then it is all of immense value.