|Competition...||2010-02-13 17:45:24 ET|
...was a total bust. Tell me how dancers who got first place in their event last year (us) are magically last and a team who hasn't even placed in YEARS gets second?
Oh that's right...the show off, favorite, trick ponies showed up and swept the categories. ugh. These girls are good, don't get me wrong, but I don't feel like people who dance JUST so they can say "look what we did" deserve titles handed to them. What happened to dancing for entertainment and to tell a story? To me, telling a story is something more memorable than 15 girls doing perfect turns.
I had my own personal accomplishments. The doctor told me last spring after knee surgery I wouldn't be able to compete in February. I did today. My mom told me when I was little to always believe and I could do anything I wanted. I did that today. I competed today with the best of the best, and quite honestly we were ready. Everyone knew we were ready and we nailed it. But politics of competition prevails. I shared my only competition with my team members the same season we celebrated the life of our beautiful team mate Cheri who passed away last summer. I shared in her memory and that is in itself, an honor.
I danced with my heart today. I couldn't have been happier to be on that floor and hearing the crowd cheer for me and my team mates.
BC, right here, one shot, LOVE YOU!
PS-So today my captain texted us all a nice message. I said "thanks. i've been trying to figure out what we did wrong" she said "Heather. We got fucked. End of story" lol...love her...