Monday, May 18, 2009

One LoNG Paragraph

I got to write this for my clogging recital because I am a Senior. My recital is this Tursday, and this One LoNG Paragraph will be in the program or something. My mom's been hinting for a while that she wants me to blog so... Here is my One LoNG Paragraph...

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Becca. Oh! That’s me. I’m Becca :). So… like some other girls, I haven’t always been a dancer. Up until the 5th grade, I was a hard-core soccer girl. Goalie and Forward were my favorite positions. I dreamed of playing for the pros when I grew up. Well, being in a family always brings surprises. I wasn’t the only one in my family who played soccer… My three siblings all also were soccer kids. That meant our Wednesdays and Saturdays were soccer; soccer, soccer, soccer. My parents were a little tired of attending soccer events all day on their Saturdays, so… My mom introduced us to clogging. Clogging? I had never heard of it before in my life. When I got to my first lesson, I was very confused. What is this Hill-Billy dancing?? Well, before I continue, thank you, mom, for introducing me to what very quickly became one of my greatest loves. Clogging is now my outlet, my soul, my song. When nothing else makes sense, clogging does. It’s always there when I’m maxed out with stress. It calms my nerves and is also there through my joys. Many of you may not know this, but at the end of this last August, my family moved to Jerome from Utah. When coming to this team, I won’t deny it, I was very nervous. I didn’t know what to expect. Within a few weeks, all my fears were washed away. Thank you, all of you on my team for being so accepting of me in all of my awkwardness. You quickly went from team to being a splendid family. Your hard work, light, and love bring so much to this group. Thank you, for letting me be a part of it all. Thank you, Hailey, for being so willing to be my duet partner. I am so grateful for your friendship and our rambling talks. I really will miss you as you’re away. You’ve been working so much, I already miss you! Thank you, thank you, for being such a great example of friendship and light to me. And to Shannon, Thank you for taking me in. You’ve taught me names of random clogging steps, helped me gain an identity as a dancer, and taught me to have fun again with clogging. You’ve helped me develop as an individual and helped me to be brave. I can’t even express all the ways you’ve been there for me. Thank you again, Mom and Dad, thank you for being there through all of my clogging years. Thank you for introducing me to this love and for helping me remember why I’m still here, because I love to dance! :)

That's all. :)


Kori Dawn said...

Becca I love you!!! you are such a great girl and so helpful!!! this senior year would have NEVER been the same with out you!!! you are sucha great friend and i am glad we met!!!

Kent Dodds said...

It's really fun to read these blogs. Little snippets of your life. Some of which you've told me about, and these give some more details, and others I had no idea about. I've been enjoying getting to know you.... at least the blog version of you... :-D