This weekend’s competition has finally come to an end, and I am so honored to have received a gold score on my variation and placed 8th! There were such tough competitors that I, honestly, didn’t think that I even had a chance!! Through it all, I learned that “Sometimes the people who think the least of themselves are the ones that surprise themselves most!” I never thought that it was even a possibility for me to place in this competition, so I was beyond shocked when my name was called at the awards ceremony. When they put the 8th place medal around my neck, I couldn’t help but feel a few tears run down my cheeks; as I remembered just three days ago when I was burning myself out in class by being to hard on myself. All in all, I was being so negative that my confidence was slowly diminishing, so this was something that ultimately won my determination and pride back! I am so thankful to have had this opportunity, and it was such a wonderful experience. I am so proud of everyone who competed this weekend, because you all did incredible!! Great job!!!
*Photo above taken with one of my best friends, Carly, right after the awards ceremony last night.