As a student athlete, I was coached to never stop playing unless a bone was sticking out or I was in too much pain; however, I remember after about ten years why I loved team sports so much. The reason I played team sports and joined the military because I needed to belong to something that was bigger than myself. I have always had self-determination but for the life of me I cannot get past the hurt having to leave the Army as well as my friends behind. I know that God/Higher Power has a purpose for me and for my life but I just need to find it. #TBIscostsomuchmore