David Y. TeenzTalk Peer Leader
1. What are you passionate about?
2. What have you learned from challenges or disappointments?
3. How do you relieve stress?
4. What is happiness?
1.) PASSION: David's passion is soccer. He especially enjoys bonding with his teammates & sharing the highs & lows of competition among a dedicated group of athletes. He is motivated by watching professional soccer & applies what he sees to improve his own game. Developing his skills on the field brings him self-pride & a sense of accomplishment. His team bonding is displayed in photos at the end.
2.) GROWTH: David did not make it onto his school basketball team in 9th grade. He felt extremely disappointed at the time, but he did not let go of his passion for sports. He turned to friends & family for advice, & he then focused his attention on trying out for soccer the next season. Rather than dwelling on bad memories from the past, he moved forward & discovered his newfound passion for soccer.
3.) STRESS RELIEVERS:
- play & listen to music
- trumpet, piano, alto saxophone
- embrace the music to feel at peace
4.) HAPPINESS: David expresses, "Happiness is the process of meeting new people. It's the process of exposing yourself to different cultures & learning from those cultures & developing as a person by learning from those different stories". He encourages us to meet as many people as we can during our lifetime. "Meet everyone you can, & build relationships with those people."