I’m taking this summer to prep and mature for my next two semesters.
Freshman year was joyous and fruitful. I went from this great high school athlete now participating in Division 1 athletics to a Teacher’s Assistant position and Historian for the renowned Black Student Union. As the year came to a close, I noticed certain things about myself, positive and negative. I believe the summer is the best period of time to improve yourself and I need to put in work in many areas. Maturity wise, socially, physically, and spiritually.
I need some time to focus on myself. I need time to work on myself.
Nothing hurts more than when you lose somebody who cared for you so dearly and you never got the chance to thank them fully for it.
Rest in Peace Mr. Schuler. God knows how much you have helped me athletically in high school. You were a major part of my support system and are one of the reasons why I am currently at the University at Buffalo.
I can’t even put in words the amount of times you have congratulated me after I threw, talked to me about schools, or just checked up on me to make sure my life outside of athletics was alright. I don’t think you’ll ever know how much of an impact you had on my life and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I love you and I’ll miss you dearly.