Happy New Year! (:
Photo I took of my friends and family on New Years Eve while playing with sparklers.
2011 was quite something.
There was heartship, but also a lot of learning. I suppose this could be the year of growth.
In June, I had my first Aerial Arts performance. It was that very night that I decided this is what I wanted to do. It may have taken me 22 years, but I’d finally discovered what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to take it.
That said, It’s going to take a lot of work; but that’s okay. Since June, I’ve dedicated myself to Aerial Arts, getting strong, and learning new things. It doesn’t seem like it’s only been a short six months, but instead just feels like what I was always meant to do. I’ve been a gymnast since I was four years old. Working hard is just so ingrained in me and when I find a challenge, I need to accomplish it.
This year, I also began teaching gymnastics. It was something I was so dead set against for so long, but now that I’ve done it; It seems so silly that I denied it. My body may never allow me to pull double backs like I used too, but it’s so rewarding to teach the kids new things. I remember when one of my students got her backbend and I was so excited. She achieved that because of me.
The past year, I met a psychotic women that believed abuse can run a business, a business that believed that a women possibly never walking again was just water under the bridge, and another that thought it was okay to let their jealousy run rampant and smoother her students.
Maybe all the negatives thought they would get a bigger place in my yearly recap, but sorry bitches; that’s all you get. Instead, here is a big thank you. You taught me how to run a business. Caused me to realize that I am ready to go pro and what kind of shady places to avoid. And when you say I can’t do something, I will do everything I can to not only prove you wrong, but surpass you.
You all may have tried to smoother me, but you have only made me stronger.
This past year, I completed all my resolutions for the first time.
I got a car. Not just any car, but a flashy red convertible mustang that I love. Sure, I’d always wanted a beetle (And I will defiantly still get one someday), but I loooove my convertible.
I’ve lost 35 pounds. The most common resolution, but damn; I achieved it. I gave up pop and juice and allowed myself sweets once a week. Between that and circus, it really wasn’t too hard. I always thought losing weight would be so difficult, but when just start taking care of yourself and you find a way to have fun at the same time; it’s really not that hard. Just treat yourself nice, be happy, and the rest will follow.
Even years are always my best. I’m looking forward to 2012 and I have a feeling it’s going to be great. It feels like I’m on the verge of discovery and I can’t wait to see what it has in store.
Because I achieved last years resolutions, I feel I have no choice but to do it again this year.
So here’s to 2012!
I can’t say that I will miss 2011, but thanks for all the lessons.