She’ll never forgive me. I thought. I was gloomy the rest of the day, and woke up the next day, still upset. Other than that one day, most of the practices went swimmingly. I had some memorization problems, but closer to performance time, I hammered down of memorization and got everything down.
After the accident, many dramatic incidents came onto my path. It made me feel like trouble was looking for me. It felt like I’ve been attacked by bad luck and misfortune. Then one day, another argument, another disappointing or dissatisfying situation entered my life, I could not bear it anymore. I decided it was enough.
Sometimes I get to be in other pageants with my friends. And when my friends win, then I’m really happy for them.” Said 7 year-old Allie Richardson (Michael Inbar,2009). Some moms claim that joining these pageants was actually for their daughters’ own good. “I was trying to give Meaghan some exposure as far as public speaking,” Jones, of Garland, Texas, said. “When she was young, she was really, really shy.
When my name was called, butterflies instantly got into my stomach and i knew that it was my time. I went to the gym that day with no idea that I would be sparring in front of a large group of people. When i walked down into the gym i was instantly told to gear up and get ready because i was next up to spar. At that moment my head started to hurt, i felt weak, i was dizzy, and i felt like puking. And at this point it was my turn to spar and i got even worse, i felt like i was going to die but i didn’t let it show i got in the ring with confidence.
Decisions became too hard to make and mistakes to me were worse than having a group of sharks slowly tear apart my body. All of this was fine until it started affecting my grades. I got my first C in fifth grade and I cried for a week, I got my first F in ninth grade and refused to talk to anyone about it. I let my friends think I was doing excellent in all my classes because that’s what everyone
Puberty is something we all dread, but secretly long for. In the midst of throwing away the barbie dolls to throwing on a pair of beautiful pumps, its easy to say that every girl cannot wait to grow up. In the poem the speaker illustrates precisely by stating “Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said /You have a great big nose and fat legs” (5-6),
Practice was miserable, I grabbed my water bottle and phone and sprinted out of the gym as fast as my tired legs could move. I cried to my mom the whole drive home, begging her to take me off of the team. She told me to not get frustrated, she said if I hated it after a month she would take me out. I solemnly agreed and pushed myself into another month’s worth of what I thought was going to be hell. I went in with a negative attitude, but I remember walking out of that gym after every practice having accomplished something new.
I whispered, “I will be there someday.” Olympians master ten skill levels which take many years to complete. At the age of six, the Sunburst Gymnastics Center invited me to join their level four competitive team. My first year, Coach Denise quickly advanced me through levels four and five. Each level involves learning new intricate skills with practice five times a week. She said, “Catherine, you are a fearless bundle of energy.”
All I can remember was that there was this one girl on my team who always hogged the ball, so that did not really help the cause. My dad was also one of those parents who screamed at their child while they were on the court. As I played more often, I became to be a pretty decent player. Meanwhile my family moved to North Liberty, and I got very nervous about starting basketball. As I got back into playing again, I started at the North Liberty rec league.
After we missed the playoffs my freshman year, I remember my team being called into my coach’s office. None of us were happy; we knew we were too good to not still be practicing. We could all see the seriousness on our coach’s face. We had no clue what we were about to be told. Inside we were all hoping he was about to tell us a team cheated and we were going to make the playoffs in their spot like seen in many movies.