Find someone that accepts the fact you are a sports person, someone that will know when you train and will not care that you are gone for a few hours a day to do what you love and what you wake up for. Find someone that will help you through the ups and downs of being an athlete because there will be a day when you are not one and all you have is team photos, medals, and stuff to your name and you will want to remember everything in a good way; every hard training session, every new play book, every competition, all the blood and sweat you put in, and all the tears you had over your sport. You need to remember all of that happily and if someone tells you “oh you train too much for your sport” or “oh your sport means more to you than me,” here is what you say: “My sport was here for me before you, my team is my family. No my sport is not more important to me than you… it is as important, because no matter what happens there will always be a gym, field, track, or pool for me to go to.” If your girl or guy does not accept your sport and the fact that you are an athlete do not bother trying because no matter the circumstances or how hard you try they will always think that your sport is more important then them and guess what if they hate your sport fuck them hell yes your sport is more important then them but only if they do not care about what you love! You are an athlete. Amateurs, semi-pro, or pro it does not matter. Live through every injury and every person who ever said that you could not do it. Go on to succeed and find someone who loves to be with you at training, who will come to every game or competition because that is what it is to be an athlete, and be with someone who really cares for you and the fact that you love your sport. One day day soon all you will have is memory of where you came and what you did.