I'm so thankful for the wonderful opportunity I've been given. I am forever in debt to those teachers that have given me a second chance at the ballet school. Considering my circumstances, It really shouldn't be possible for me to be a ballet dancer, yet things are looking bright for the future.
It wasn't always this way, however. I went through many months of discouragement, knowing I was not being pushed enough to reach the level of dancing I longed for. I was frustrated, worried, and certain I would never make it in the dance world. Now I have reason to hope again, thanks to the encouragement from my teachers. I was told my dancing was coming along, and during last night's class my teacher said I gave her a glimpse of what was to come.
There's not a strong enough word to describe my relief because not too long ago, at the end of summer, literally nothing was working out, and I was going to call it quits. Then I decided to give it one last final push, and I asked my teacher If she thought I would ever be good enough to audition for the company. She believed in my abilities, and got me into some serious training. The journey is not over, but I have already come a long way. I'm excited to see where this path that I've chosen leads to next.