I can’t believe I’m almost finished my first year of college. I never thought in a million years I would have had such a great experience at a school that I never wanted to go to in the first place. York College was my absolute last choice of schools. I honestly only applied to it because it was free. I dreaded coming to York. On May 4th it will be exactly a year from the day I made my definite decision to come here. I will never forget that day. It was a Friday and I had absolutely no interest in going to freshman orientation. I didn’t listen to a word anyone at the presentations were saying. After all the presentations were over I went back to the Grubacher to find my mom. I wanted to get out of this place as soon as possible. As we were about to leave my mom stopped me and said, “Look Abb there’s the field hockey coach go talk to her. You love field hockey.” I was so set on leaving that I told my mom absolutely not. I didn’t want to go to the school, I was going to transfer and there was no point in me talking to the coach. There is no way in this world that I could ever thank my mom enough for making me talk to coach. There is a reason my mom made me talk to coach that day.
I talked to coach and she was so excited when I told her I was a goalie because she told me that they really didn’t have one for the upcoming season. She gave me a private tour of the locker room and told me all about the team. She took me out on the field and I ended up meeting 3 of my future teammates. After talking to her, I finally was excited to come to school well not necessarily York, but I was beyond excited to have a chance to play a college sport.
The reason I was’t supposed to go to my number one college of choice. I had to come here to York and make some of the best memories I will always cherish and with the best people. My team means more than anything to me. They have made my first year of college an absolute blast. I can honestly say I would not enjoy college as much if it wasn’t for them. The team is so incredibly close. They are my sisters. My best friends are all on the team. We do everything together. We all struggle together. Make each other laugh, pick each other up when we’re down. I even found my twin. In all seriousness I have never found a person that is so much a like me that its scary. She and I literally are the same exact person. I was meant to play field hockey at York and not only was I just on the team but I actually got to play.
Everything happens for a reason because the starting goalie ended up getting injured this year. I was third string; wasn’t supposed to play in a single game this season, but once she got hurt coach gave me a chance to play. I started in literally the biggest game of the season against the number 1 team in the nation. I play the best game I have ever played and got the privilege of starting in every game for the rest of the season. If the first string goalie hadn’t have gotten hurt I don’t think I ever would have played.
My third realization of why everything happens for a reason is because had I not come to York I would not have found my two best guy friends. I was supposed to come here and find a boy that I had gone to school with from pre-k through 8th grade and become best friends with him. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have met my other best guy friend who literally makes me laugh every single day. The two of them know me the best out of anyone here. They are always for me.
I am and forever will be a firm believer that… Everything Happens for a Reason.