I have changed over these past 4 years… In fact, I have changed so much that I am not even CLOSE the same person that I use to be. When I was in elementary school, I was so concerned about being like everyone else. I was trying to fit in any way that I could to make up for the fact that I was so different. I felt like people didn’t really understand how important dance was to me, and they didn’t truly understand what I was working so hard to do. The truth is that I wanted people at school to like me and support me and my goals. I thought that being popular might help me fit in…
Once I had become “popular”, I unintentionally started changing the way that I was acting, and I began to loose sight of the real me. To be honest, I felt like I was under high expectations to maintain my reputation, so I started to treat people badly for a sense of power. I felt trapped, and I wasn’t sure how to escape the mess that I had created.
Shortly after that school year ended, I found out that I was accepted as a pre- professional in the daytime ballet academy at my studio. I started homeschooling to attend, but homeschooling has helped me MUCH more than just in dance. I have found my TRUE SELF again. From that experience, I have learned to never allow other people to change who I am.
I am stubborn, always laughing, creative, messy, smart, crazy, determined, artistic, kind, and unique. I am proud of who I am, and I will always be ME.