I've love sport all my life. I've always take school serious. Both aspect will never leave me.
in For me, I look at these two identities in a different way. Playing sports helps me escape from the struggles that I might be going through a particular time. Going to schools is a opportunity, I know I have to take full advantage of it.
A lot of people believe being a scholar and a student athlete can't co exist. Some people say that to be a great athlete you have to have "commitment" and be active. While some people beleive that you have to be a "nerd" or an "achieving" person to be consider a scholar.
My two identities comes with stereotypes that people around the world put on it. I don't let those stereotypes affect the way I handle being a scholar and student athlete.
Sports and school is very important to me. I give both identity equal attention. It's not easy to juggle these two identities. I always make sure to persevere through the struggles.