Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Diary Of A Baller: Jaden Bradley (Concord, NC) Entry #4

Jaden Enjoying The Holiday

Merry Christmas everyone! Welcome to week 4 of my journey. 

Christmas morning...my parents woke up before us, I think they like to see us come downstairs. My brother and I opened our presents and wrapping paper was everywhere. Once we finished opening our gifts, we sat down for a family breakfast. It was a really awesome morning. Later, we went to my friends’ house for Christmas dinner. We watched NBA games and played Uno. We had a really good time, I ended up sleeping over and of course we stayed up late. 

Tuesday morning, I woke up and called my brother to pick me up. He is taking me to the Y to play basketball. I have to go to practice this afternoon so I won’t stay at the Y for too long. After practice, I came home and showered. My mom made dinner so we all sat down together to eat. Once we cleaned up the dinner dishes, we went to the mall to see if there were any good sales. It wasn’t as packed as I thought it was going to be. My friend stayed over and we played video games with my brother since it was his last night at home. 

Wednesday morning, I woke up early so I could see my brother off. He has to go back to school since basketball season is still going. I’m going to miss him. One more day until I go back to Rochester, my hometown. I’m excited and can’t wait to get there. So in the afternoon I had a workout, after the workout I got home and packed my bag and got ready for Thursday. We have to get up really early for the flight so I will be going to bed early. 

Thursday morning, is it even morning? It is still dark. I was very tired when I woke up. I think I woke up at 3:30 am and got ready to go to the airport. It was a pretty quick flight because I slept most of the time. Soon as we touched down in Rochester, I had a work with my trainer. It was nice getting back in the gym with him, he really pushes me and I learn a lot. After my workout, I went to my grandparents’ house for Christmas dinner, hey moved it to Thursday since my dad and I were coming. I got to see my family and play with my little cousin. Then I went to a basketball game with some of my friends I used to play with. It was nice seeing people I had not seen in a while. 

Friday, I stayed over at my friend’s house last night so I was tired this morning. I woke up at 9am and got ready for a workout. I am going to be in the gym as much as possible while I am here. In the afternoon, I went to see my friend and his JV team. Later that evening I had another workout, like I said I am trying to get as much work in as I can. My dad and I went back to my grandparents’ house and I spent some more time with them. 

Saturday, I woke up excited to have another great day in the gym. After that I got to visit with my oldest brother and my twin niece and nephew. I also got a chance to see my other grandparents. Then me and my boys went to the mall and hung out for a little bit and then back and played the game all night. 

Sunday, it was my last day in Rochester I woke up early and had one more workout with my trainer. I missed the work i get in with my trainer. I can’t wait for the second half of the season to start. After my workout, I got ready to go to the airport to go back to Charlotte. We are traveling just in Time because it seemed like the snow was coming down harder and harder. Our flight was delayed due to the weather and we missed our connection. So, we are waiting for the last flight out to Charlotte. I am looking forward to getting back home. 

Happy New Year everyone! 

Jaden Bradley 

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