Places in the world are essential to life as a human.
“When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with wherever you go”
By Harrison Bertos
There is no place like a soccer stadium. I’ve seen plenty of soccer qstadiums, but there is nothing like Camp Nou. When I’m lost, I think of Camp Nou. It brings me in a place of happiness, and pushes away bad dreams and memories. Soccer is special to me, I look up to Messi and many great players that have played in this stadium. They have inspired me to become the greatest I can be. You wouldn’t believe how excited I was at 9 years old when I arrived in Barcelona with my family for summer vacation. I ran around the airport jumping off walls screaming “Messiiii!. I heard we were going to visit F.C Barcelona’s stadium Camp Nou.!Would I meet Messi? Would I watch a game? All these questions floated in my mind as I slept in my little room in the suburbs of Barcelona. I woke up to surprisingly be on a bus and hear my brother yelling “There it is Camp Nou! Posters of Messi flailing in the air with signs saying 20% off!. We got our tickets and jogged in, I was speechless. The display of trophies and golden boots amazed me. gazed at every single trophy like it was the god. I jogged around the corners looking for my family but I caught something in the corner “entrance to soccer field”.. I was off, dodging the masses of People in my way. There it was, the walkway was in front on my feet, I walked up the stairs every stair remembering each of Messi’s and my great moments. I looked out into the stadium and that’s when I realized. I wanted to play soccer my entire life. aybe a soccer stadium is not special to you but it is to me. My whole childhood I grew up playing soccer and watched millions of soccer games. I watched highlights of my inspirations, Messi and other soccer players pull of moves out of this world's it's where my passion for soccer grew drastically. Since that moment of seeing the Camp Nou stadium I have never stopped loving soccer. Fitz, I know you told me to stop writing about soccer, but I can’t stop because my power of passion for soccer is to strong to contain.