My name is Timia Coles and I am 19 years old. I was born on December 24th, 2000; in Stockbridge, Georgia and grew up in Eagles Landing. I am a shy and quiet person around people I am not familiar with but once I get comfortable, i’m a lot of fun. I have two older brothers, and one younger brother.
While growing up in Eagles Landing, there was a lot of opportunities for me and lots to do outside of school. In preschool, I was involved in ballet and taekwondo. I figured out very quickly that, that wasn’t something that I loved doing. Later on in elementary school, I decided to run cross country. Although i liked running, the long distances made me shy away from the thought of running. I later moved to Villa Rica, Georgia. That is where I currently live now. While in middle school my friends convinced me to try out for the football cheer leading team. I am a very shy person with a large voice. I did not think I would enjoy it as much as I did. After football season was over, I decided to continue cheering for the basketball teams and it eventually turned into something I loved doing. I also decided to take a risk and try out for the track team. After the first track meet, I knew this was something I was very passionate about. From that year on, I ran track and cheered for football and basketball. When I got to high school, I decided to try out for the basketball team. After playing basketball for two years, I chose to mainly focus on track. My freshman and sophomore year of running track for high school were amazing! I went from being a freshman running with all the seniors on the relay teams, to eventually breaking school records that haven’t been broken in years. This was a great time for me. I appeared in the newspapers and felt unstoppable. Unfortunately, due to me not warming up correctly, my junior year of high school I tore my hamstring in the middle of a race. Since then I’ve had many problems and had to miss many races. That day, I felt like everything was over with. All the college coaches that had been recruiting me would slowly fade away just to say, “Oh we’ll see what you do next year”. It was heart breaking to think that I went from the top to the bottom very quickly. I spent multiple hours daily in physical therapy, trying to gain my strength back and get back to where I was but there just wasn’t enough time. After going to the doctor months later, I was told that I had a grade two hamstring tear and I messed it up even more by continuously running and training without the proper treatment. The doctor informed me that no matter what, I will always have problems with my hamstring and that was a hard pill that I had to swallow.
I am now a freshman at Piedmont College. During the first semester, I was an Exercise and Sports Science major, but I found myself interested in other things. After discussing my strengths and my interest with multiple people, I decided to change to a Sports Communication major this year. Here at Piedmont I am a member of the track and field team. I enjoy running, exercising or doing anything active. I also enjoy going out with friends and shopping! I like watching movies, and YouTube channels. During my time at Piedmont, I plan on being the best student I can be while figuring out what I want to do in life. No matter where life takes me, I want to make sure that I leave my mark everywhere I go.