Having the Courage to Achieve
When I was twelve years old I discovered my passion for film acting. I remember I was sitting in my living room watching Hannah Montana when I realized that I wanted to work in entertainment. I sprinted upstairs to my mom and dad and told them I knew what I wanted to do and I needed their help. I told them I wanted to get into film acting right away. They both shrugged since they knew nothing about how to get into entertainment, but they said if I could figure out how to get into it they would drive me to where I needed to be.
They doubted that I would act on my impulsive decision to purse acting. Within a week, I had two agency meetings, an acting class, and a headshot session lined up. My parents were shocked. This began my many years of doing commercials and independent films in Dallas. I still love acting but I have a new desire to dance professionally.
I was a North Texas Dancer for three years. They were some of the most amazing years of my life. I built friendships that will last forever and I worked harder than I ever have at a sport. In May of last year I decided to test my dancing abilities and try out for Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, I made it to finals and was cut there before training camp. I was so disappointed because I had worked so hard, but I was also proud of myself for making it so far my first time around. I knew I would come back the next year better than ever.
I let myself be sad for two days. Thats right, only two days. For two days I ate ice cream, pizza, and watched TV and mourned my dream of being a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. On day three, I pulled myself together. I started working out harder than ever and taking as many dance classes as I could. I decided to try out for a Semi Pro team that produces many Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. The Allen Americans Ice Angels was the new goal.
I trained from May until August for the auditions and I am now proud to call myself an Allen Americans Ice Angel. I cheer for the Semi-Pro hockey team the Allen Americans. I am having the time of my life. I love this team and the way the girls and director challenge me and push me to be the best version of myself. The old dream has not been forgotten though, I am still training for Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader auditions this coming May. So we will see where this year of hard work leads me.
If you have a goal, go for it! Hard work and dedication can get you farther than you have ever imagined. Whether your goal is to be a professional dancer, get in shape, eat healthier, or learn to ride a bike, go do it! Take little steps each day and do not let fear ever stop you from pursuing something new.