Education is the most important part of our lives.

Like Belizaire’s mother said, education is the most important
thing in life. In my life, like Belizaire’s mother, I had my father and
my mother tell me, that education is the most important. They
were telling me that education is something that I am going to keep
for the rest of my life whatever happens. Whatever, I am going to do
in my life education is the step, which I am going to use. Nowadays,
education is like the identity for the people. Education is the thing that
separates person between people.

I come from Greece, and the educational system
there is very difficult compared to other countries. I started school
with very good teachers, and that helped me a lot, at the beginning. I
had a good base, and I was a pretty good student. The truth is that I
didn’t like to read too much. I could understand everything very easy
bad I was lazy. Once again, my parents helped me at that part of my
life, and put me at the correct path. When I was in junior high school
besides my school as a student, I wanted to be a water polo athlete
also. At the beginning it was easy to combine these two, but after
while, as I was growing things started getting tough. My ambitions
were more; I wanted to be a good athlete and a good student. That
meant that I had more hours of practice and less hours to study. It
wasn’t something easy; I had to wake up five in the morning to go
for practice and after that eight o’clock I had to be at school. When
school was over, I had to go at my house to eat and study, because
six o’clock till eight in the evening I had to go for practice again. At
the and of the day I was exhausted, till the next day in which I had to
follow the same program.

It was a very difficult program to follow. Nevertheless,

I had the support of my parents that helped me. When I graduate
from high school I had to make a very difficult decision. I had to
decide to be a water polo player as a professional, or to continue my
studies. I was garbled in thought. I was eighteen years old, and I had
to make the most important decision of my life. It was the most
important decision, because I had to follow whatever I decide for the
rest of my life. I wanted to continue, studying and playing water
polo.

As a sportsperson, I have seen athletes with great athletic
history and career that decided to follow only water polo. After their
retirement, it was very disappointing for me because some of them
continued their life and they could hardly survive financially. They
didn’t work in good places and their lifestyle was much worse since the
time they had become athletes. I had some friends as an example for
me who achieved both education and sports. I tried to gain
information from their experience, and they provided me with valuable
advice.

Eventually, my decision was to go and study in the

United States. It was very difficult decision for me, but I had the
chance to study while I was playing water polo and I grabbed that
chance. I believe that I did the best for me and my future and that I
will be someone at least with good education.