March 18, 2021
As a high school freshman, my son (an avid soccer player) had just finished tryouts for varsity soccer and was uncharacteristically nervous about the outcome. All evening he'd been checking his email every minute or so, and as we sat at the table working through an essay he'd written, he was edgy and distracted. He wanted this so badly but was unsure if he'd done well enough to make the varsity cuts. Finally, around 10 PM last night, he checked his notifications and saw the coach's email. He'd been selected for the varsity soccer team! We all were elated!