I was so bummed out, and I thought that I would never have that opportunity again. But I had hope that I would get the opportunity, and sure enough a new dance studio opened, and I danced competitive for my team last year! That really made me believe that you should never give up on your dreams
I would have to look around and try to fit in as much as possible so my teacher wouldn't think i wasn't fit for the class. Few weeks went on and i start catching up i was going home looking up videos and looking up vocabulary so every time i went back to practice i would improve more and more. When i first started dance it was hard because i wasn't as strong, flexible, or and experienced as the other
I kept ignoring any conversation with my friends that related to the dance squad team because I did not want to admit to the insecurities that were running through my mind – I pretended that I didn’t want to be on the dance squad, but deep down inside it is all I thought about. It is all I wanted, and that is what I did. Suddenly, I gathered enough confidence (with a lot of encouragement from my friend Ashley) and told myself I will just try out for the dance squad team. By then, a week had already passed, and the girls who signed up had already learned the choreography. I felt as if I would be too behind, and that I wouldn’t be capable of learning the choreography on time.
This all changed as soon as I began high school tennis though. When the fall of 2014 came around and I was insanely nervous about my first year of high school, who wouldn’t be though? Tennis helped me transition from having only two grades in one school to having four. The team dynamic helped me become accustomed to being the new freshman on the block. Tennis also helped me form new friendships, and learn to break out of my shyness when it came to new people.
It’s one of the most important life lessons to learn, and you must know when someone deserves another chance. Everyone messes up in front of friends, teachers, parents, etc. All these people usually get a second chance, and if they don’t use it wisely, they probably at least tried to, possibly earning another chance. Alex wrote in his note to the judge that he almost didn’t invite her because she didn’t attend the first concert, but he wanted to give her a second chance. This has not been my favorite chapter of “Notes from the Midnight Driver”, but is perhaps the most meaningful up to this point.
They said how I would never be able to accomplish this because I couldn't learn the steps in such a short amount of time. They were jealous of me because of the work I had put in, and that their children hadn't done the same. I went on to learn 10 new steps in three months. Even though I didn't place at nationals, I was able to perform the dances to the very best of my ability, and I believe that that's pretty
I used to think I must be loved and approved by everyone to be happy. This is not true. I do not have to please everyone to be happy in life. I found out that no matter how hard I try, I cannot please everyone. One Saturday afternoon I planned to leave work early to pick up my daughter from school, so she could get ready for her homecoming dance.
And it doesn’t stop there! I also take days to decide if they are good enough to be posted. Another example is trying new dance moves. I have been a ballerina ever since age two, but every time we had to learn a new skill, I wanted to try it on my own first. If I judged that it wasn’t good enough, I wouldn’t do it in front of other people.
I felt as if I needed to get a job so I could begin financially providing for them as well. While I had nearly perfected my time-management skills and became incredibly independent, I was often overwhelmed and felt guilty whenever I took time for myself. I nearly talked myself out of applying for college my senior year because I felt guilty about leaving my siblings behind and having them fill my role. However, a new social worker stepped into my life that encouraged me to pursue my personal goals and provided my siblings with mentors and resources that they can reach out to. Without such resources, I would have likely been stuck in the same position and unable to pursue a higher
For example, It 's been four hours of trying this new trick and I 'm exhausted but I don 't want to stop until I finally land it. Now the determination is great at this point however, this is going to get you nowhere. I take a break and actually break down what I 'm trying to achieve in simple steps. Next, I make a checklist in my head marking off everything I 've been doing right and what this does is help set priorities on what to work on. After I use this trick that has been passed on through generations of my sport, which I also believe will help in any given situation.