Almost every day at school, I play ball after lunch in the gym unless the drama class fills it up with props and the stage is set. I don’t like feel I am under pressure after lunch because there are not a lot of people around.
I first started playing basketball when I was eleven years old in Noorvik. I went to practice every day it was scheduled at school. One day, I was at practice and the team was practicing; we had to dribble the ball all the way across the gym and back. Then we had to pass the ball to the next person in line for their turn. I was next in line and the person who was in front of me came back with the ball. As he gave me the basketball, I tripped over his foot and sprained my ankle. Everyone laughed at me, until they noticed that I hurt my ankle.
Ever since that moment, I have been afraid of playing in front of immense crowds. If I end up making a mistake, I become afraid of what people will think of me. I do have the urge to play basketball with the team during basketball season, but then I get filled with pressure and feel it building as I try to do my part in the game.