Being a full-time student with a part time job and a few volunteer activities that I attend does not leave me a lot of free time. However, the last two years have changed me a lot and in terms of physical activity, I ended up being more and more involved in sports.
Physical health is something that I’ve been interested in since I was little. My parents wanted me to be a gymnast and I enjoyed it for a few years. However, as the time passed, I did not feel that it was for me so I stopped. During middle school and high school, I started being more active in different sports and I realised how much I enjoyed them.
Physical health/activity means a lot to me. Whenever I feel down emotionally, I end up playing sports and this helps me more than anything. In my first year at university, I lost my habit of playing basketball. I used to play it often in high school, so I noticed a difference in my ability to play. The students’ union made playing sports more appealing when they began to organise sports on a Monday. This was beneficial for me as I always
had that day free from lectures. Because of this, I ended up going to badminton classes every other week.
At the beginning I did not have anyone to go to badminton with, that’s when I started asking around to see if anyone wanted to join me. It turns out my colleagues from work were interested in playing. So, we stated going to badminton as a group. By playing sports together, we grew closer as a group we started spending more time together and discuss things that would have probably remained unsaid in the workplace. We also ended up playing table tennis together as well. It was a challenge at first as I never thought that I would need to learn how to play, but now I enjoy every bit of it.
This journey started since I was little, and now I can’t see myself not doing at least a few times a week. It has brought me friends and memories. I strongly recommend it for anyone.