#Is the autor of this essay a native speaker of English or not?If not, how would a native write all this?
It's hard to say for sure, Banderas.
When I was younger I had a dream to become a great football player. I was really good and there was nothing to stop me from making my dream come true, except for me. I tried many different sports and even was a member of the national team of mountain runners.
At the age of 18 I decided that sport should not be so important and chose to do something else for a living. I do not regret my decision but I feel I am still in love with sport. Wherever I go and play football or basketball, people around me are amazed how good I am. They cannot believe that I was never a professional. It is just a natural talent...Who knows, perhaps I should stick to my passion and make a fortune as Frank Lampard and others did playing a funny game called football?
On the other hand, it is said, when you do something every day, your passion gradually becomes your profession and is no fun any more. Did I save my passion from becoming a boring routine? I hope so.