8. Confidence Is Key

Nicole was always insecure about herself. She didn't how she looked. She thought she was too and skinny. People would always ask her how she is. She tried to gain weight, but never could. Most people would love to be Nicole's situation though. Nicole didn't like how she so shy. She wished she could easily talk people and make new friends. Nicole didn't like voice. She thought it was too low.

Nicole's was so low that her friends started to annoyed with her. They kept telling her that was fine, but Nicole would deny it. Nicole's encouraged her to join a sports team at . Nicole did not want to, because she didn't to get rejected. After days of convincing, Nicole gave in to her mother's request. Nicole decided try out for the basketball team. She played she was younger, but has not played in years. It helped that Nicole was tall.

When went to try-outs, she looked at all the she was competing against. She started to compare to the other girls. They were all shorter her, but they were more confident. Nicole tried put them out of her mind. The coach the girls to shoot free throws, run short , and then finally, asked them to play a . Nicole was doing well, and she was surprised. didn't realize that she still had basketball skills. made the team and felt more confident about . She knew she was good at something.