Badminton is my first love, and still my only true love in sports (I've ever said, if badminton is a girl, i will marry her.)
However, imagining myself to be a professional badminton player has never appeared even in my wildest dream. I know I was and I am above average player, but I play totally for fun. When I was young (which is not so long ago), I used to play for 6 hours non-stop and if not because it was 3 o'clock in the morning, I would continue playing. Moral of the story? You've got to do what you love, and you can do it for a long time without feeling tired, not a bit.
... My School Life ... The Courtship.
In my senior high school, I almost never played badminton for the first 2 years, before I picked up that sport again in my last year. Played for fun, I'd beaten some of our school's best players, although I was not even in the school's team due to my laziness to practice. My philoshopy at that time... badminton is a skill, you either have it or not. I was not entirely wrong.
... University Days ... Our Honeymoon! :D
As Maria Sharapova (who is unbelievably talented and unbelievably beautiful) said.. "I don't reach this level by waking up everyday and eating ice cream." Hard work paid off, huh?