So I was thinking again yesterday, occasionally it can be dangerous when I do that, but it wasn’t, it rather was quite productive.
Any who, I saw something called “A Football Life” and turned it on.
It is a series who follows a different player every week, but it shows their life through the season.
Yesterday’s episode was featuring Ray Lewis, “the Ravens 16 year defensive soul,” as the show called him.
He is actually someone I can admire and look up to.
His skills on defense are something I could only dream of, but his drive as a person and a father are something too look up to as well.
Lewis is one of the best linebackers of all time, and while I do not play linebacker his skills can be used anywhere on the field.
On the show it shoes Lewis on and off the field, playing, practicing, hurting, and off the field with his family playing, laughing, and loving.
All his sons play football, and he is at every game cheering them on when he is home to try and be the father he didn’t have for most of his life.
He supports his sons and daughters choices, and said that they don’t have to play, and they might not like it and when they don’t like it they won’t have to.
His younger son, he said, doesn’t look like he’s aggressive enough, he’s not mean, but he’s going to grow up to be a judge or a doctor.
Support is all it takes to be successful, and apparently lack of support can also breed greatness out of hurt and anger.
Now, I have realized pro sports are not going to be in my future, but that doesn’t mean I can’t involve myself in them.
I wanted to be a doctor, you would know if you had read my first “Choices” blog, most likely a surgeon, but I was thinking while watching this show yesterday, “how about I join medicine and sports and try to become the trainer who travels with the team to deal with injuries.”
I do not want to study sports medicine as I would like to go to medical school, but through college I can try and play sports, and if I don’t I can start working as the team’s trainer as I go through medical school.
I feel that this is a good way to make myself into what I want to do and set myself up for success in the future.
This job would be steady, and I believe they make quite a good amount of money.
I would also be able to be with my family if I worked with a team instead of crazy shifts in a hospital.
During the show Lewis said that men really want to have a son so that they can see what a mini them would look like, and it is true.
When I was younger walking around set with my dad they actually called me “mini me.”
I would like to have a son in the future so that I can help him become what I didn’t do.
I would like to have a son or sons who play sports and enjoy them so that I can see them have the success that I didn’t, but only if they want to.
I want to be the father screaming on the side of the field supporting the team and my children.
This won’t be for a while, but it is still something to think about.
For now I think I will follow this path and look into becoming a sports doctor, but not a sports medicine doctor per say.
It is all about the choices we make in life, and choices made for us, we can learn from the mistakes and make sure we don’t make the same ones.