“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it” Helen Keller expressed. (Keller). In the year 1882 the famous Helen Keller fell ill and was left blind and deaf. Which later made her not able to communicate. Well much like Helen Keller overcame the obstacle of not being able to communicate, I too have overcome the obstacle of making Millstadt for swim team.
Helen Keller in her lifetime had to overcome the obstacle of not being able to communicate. When Helen was a baby she got sick, and became blind and deaf. To help Helen the Kellers hired Annie Sullivan to teach her. Annie was able to teach Helen trust, obedience and language to help overcome her obstacle.
Like Helen Keller, I also had to overcome an obstacle. My obstacle was being able to get to millstadt or state for swim team. To help myself overcome it, I practiced very hard the week before I had to qualify. The day I had to qualify I swam two events and both times I got fourth place, which meant I made millstadt.
Although our obstacles were different we share a few similarities. Both Helen and I are stubborn and we never let our obstacles define who we were as people. We also have perseverance to push us farther than our obstacles. Helen’s obstacle was definitely unimaginable, but her qualities made her and I similar.
Helen Keller had many obstacles to overcome, and just like her I too had obstacles I have overcome. I have learned from Helen that even though your life may be hard, there’s always someone who is having an even worst time. I have also learned from my experience that it takes practice to get wherever you want to go. Like Helen explained, “The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart”(Keller).
Keller, Helen. “Famous Quotes.” BrainyQuote. Explore. Web. 18 Nov. 2014.