By Emily Marsh
Sports have always been one of the most important parts of my life and for one very big reason – it acts as a distraction from everything wrong or chaotic going on in my life. No matter what’s going on, I can always count on sports to help get my mind off of things, even if it’s for a small amount of time.
When I step onto the court or the field, everything changes. I check in to my surroundings and become solely focused on the task at hand. All of my worries and problems disappear, and sometimes I even forget about them for a split second. The only thing on my mind is what I’m about to do or how I’m going to react to whatever comes at me. It helps me not worry and focus on something completely different for a little bit and helps change my overall mood.
Whether I’m mad, sad, nervous, or scared, I’ve always turned to sports to help with my emotions. Whether it’s a game, a practice, or just something recreational, sports have always been my peace and escape from the world and what’s going on around me.