“. . .I retired at 26!” John Urschel at 26 years old is retiring from the NFL! I had to imagine what he will tell his children.
I don’t watch the NFL but his story caught my attention; like I can’t keep calm. See my mate is already retiring at the height of his game, and I am here still being counted as an unemployed statistics?
Well, I don’t know what sleepless nights he had so I can’t say that I am angry, far be it from me to be angry. Like I am impressed, I don’t know the man but he has my respects already and I am going to Google him and read about him now.
The former Baltimore Ravens player, retired from the game to follow another passion, his PhD in mathematics at MIT.
If I tell people in Nigeria that they can do both sports and school, they will look at me like a mad maniac.
I wish John Urschel all the happiness in his future endeavors and if I weren’t already 26 and definitely not a maths prodigy, I would have said “John, I want to be like you when I grow up.”
Oh, and from this I also learnt that I can love more than 1 thing and I can do them all.
Don’t mind me, I used to tell my father what I learnt after Sunday school.
Have a wonderful weekend.
If you’re not thinking of retiring at 26, start thinking about it.