Can you tell me how to bridge this paragraph to my first body paragraph?
Soccer. For over half of my life, I have been a soccer player. It has been a sport that has helped me to make friends and cope with some of the most challenging times in my life. At times, this sport even made my life complicated. My relationship with soccer has been complicated. My parents enrolled me in the Markham Soccer Club when I was six years old because I was metabolically challenged. Playing soccer has been a huge part of my life, and it has also taught me a lot about myself. Through this sport, I have been able to develop a lot of skills that have helped me become a better person. For instance, I have learned how to be a hard worker, how to believe in myself even when nobody else does, and how to persevere through every hardship. Although, I have gained a lot of skills and attributes from playing soccer, I have also lost a lot more than just weight.