So... two months of hardcore training lead me to placing 2nd at @polesportorg
Great Lakes in Chicago, in Championship Level 5.
I've had strange emotions about this competition. I've dealt with some personal issues the last several weeks that interfered with my focus and motivation, but I did the thing, reached high, took a risk with a song that gets me amped as fuck, and took silver in the highest category I could. As always, I need to remind myself to be gentle to myself, that not all things come easy, that this comp season took a lot out of me. But you get what you give. If you give a lot, you get a lot. I'm going to keep giving it my all, crawl my way up, improve improve improve. I'm at the top of my game, and I am excited to keep raising my standard. I want to look back at this competition in a year and relish in my growth as an athlete.
Thank you to everyone who helped me get this far. @birdsetfree10
especially, who put in extra hours every day to absorb my stress when she had no obligation to. You're made of strong flowing deep currents, and I'm blessed to have you as a friend and partner.
Also... I must shoutout the army of women who competed alongside me in other divisions. @polefaery
, who placed 4th in her first comp, and in Level 4 no less. @jaymee_ann1
, who smashed her routine and snagged silver in Level 3.
, who overcame her own mental and physical obstacles and took first in Level 3 Dramatic.
You all inspire me to be better. That's how I know I'm surrounding myself with the right people. Proud of you all, more than a stupid IG post could convey.
And, as always, my person @atomicayton
, who has stood patiently by my side for two competitions now, and cheered the loudest. You are irreplaceable.
Congrats to @littlesnipper
for slaying the other placements in my category.
, this costume made me feel like an absolute warrior queen. Thank you times a million for the detail you put into your craft.