What Being On A Team Actually Means
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What Being On A Team Actually Means

There's more to it than meets the eye..

What Being On A Team Actually Means
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When you're on a team, no matter what sport you're on that team for, you start to grow a special bondage with your teammates. Many things will start to happen and even though you may fight with them from time to time, in the end you couldn't be more thankful to have them in your life.

Most of us, throughout our lives, will be or have been on a team at some point. While there may be some not so fun experiences at times that come with this, there are also some pretty amazing memories, inside jokes, late night laughs, and everything else in between that you share with your teammates.

As someone who decided to continue her passion on into college, over the past few weeks a special team has not only grown extremely near and dear to my heart but they've also taught me a few things as well..

Being on a team means.

You're a family.

You bicker, you laugh, you pick on each other, and help each other back up. More importantly, though, you support one another.

Despite your differences, you're there for your teammates.

It doesn't matter where you come from, what you look like, or what kind of accent you have- they're still your family and if anyone tries attacking them you and the rest of your teammates are automatically ready to form as one and protect them.

Stealing each other's food is completely okay.

..And you don't want to hit them in the arm for doing so either because this part of the bondage is now a commonplace, therefore, making it perfectly okay to do this.

You're not afraid to hurt their feelings.

Your job is to serve them the truth even if it hurts and them, you. You as well as they know that you guys aren't trying to purposefully hurt each other. It's all out of the pure fact that you care for them and they care for you.

The facial expressions.

....You guys just get it. It doesn't matter what face it is, everyone knows what it means.

You love them to death but sometimes you really just want to throw something at them.

What can I say? It's a complicated team-lationship I guess.

The inside jokes.

You have tons and tons of them. Probably way too many to count and that's perfectly okay. With the inside jokes comes the many many many memories that you and your team share. All you have to do is say one word or do something and everyone knows what you're talking about. It's honestly great.

The bondage your team shares.

You trust them and they trust you. You help each other out and do your best to better the team as a whole. They say "A team is only as strong as its weakest link" but you refuse to even let that be an option because you all know you're capable of so much more so you push each other. There are no excuses. They're your teammates, your friends, your brothers and/or sisters, and your family all rolled into one.

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