I love to play, watch, and write about sports. I play basketball, and I’m on the Michigan States club Ultimate Frisbee team. Since 2016, I have been writing for The Jet Press, a website sponsored by the FanSided Network that has non-stop analysis on the New York Jets. Additionally, I started my own sports blog, FanFangle.com, in January to provide different perspectives and eye-popping information on numerous sports topics. I also have experience covering and announcing football, basketball, and baseball at Michigan State University. Being productive gives me the hours in a day to achieve all of my goals.Carson Hathaway, Student at Michigan State University
Share your journey and why this is important to you
There are so many things that you can do with your time. It’s very important to consistently do things that you love and will move your career forward. For example, if you’re in high school and you want to make your school’s basketball team, you should practice often not only because you will get better but also because you love the game and, therefore, enjoy practicing. For me, I love writing about sports. I write for two websites, including my blog which is linked below. I do this because it will look good on my resume and because I truly enjoy writing about sports. It’s a satisfying feeling when you know that your time is being well spent.
How would you like to inspire others?
If you work hard and never quit, the sky is the limit. I was a terrible student in the 8th grade, and I almost had to go to summer school that year. Because of my poor performance in my final year of middle school, I was put into the lowest level of classes in my freshman year of high school. Although that was appropriate at the time, after three years of that, I knew that I could do better. During my junior year, I advocated for myself and asked my teachers if I could move into harder classes for my senior year. At first, they didn’t think it was a good idea. If I wanted to move up, I’d have to prove myself to them. Thanks to my hard work, they let me move into more challenging courses. These experiences only improved my confidence and fueled my ambition.
For quite some time, I really wanted to get accepted into Michigan State University. Many of my mentors shot down that idea, saying that instead, attending my local community college would be more appropriate. My higher-level courses and good performance in my senior year changed everything for me. Thanks to my hard work, I shocked everybody including myself by getting accepted into Michigan State University.
Despite my success, many people I knew still doubted that I could succeed academically in college. Following my first three semesters of college, I have a GPA of 3.8.
Just because things aren’t going your way doesn’t mean that things can’t change. If you work hard and never quit, the sky is the limit.
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