Whipped into Inspiration
“Cheer is your pulse, heartbeat, your breathing. It’s rhythm of your life. It’s the expression and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.” –Jaques D’Amboise. Every since I was a little child, I would be astonished and mesmerized by how cheerleaders could captivate your attention on their movements. One simple technique could keep you wondering all night. Questions you would ask yourself would be; how did she do that or how much practice did it take her just to perfect that one single move? I’ve had this urge, ever since I was 4 years old, to be able to entertain thousands of millions of people on the competition dance floor. I’ve always thought that life is about leaving your mark in the world. I feel that through cheer I could transmit my life story and leave my work. I know that I will get to the top by practicing and learning many different styles of dance along my pilgrimage. “You do a certain movement and tons of people in the crowd go “Oooh”, and you didn’t even need to say anything, tell a joke, and sing lyrics because you were just moving to the beat. That always gets them” –Alonzo Jones. Before I found my passion for cheer, I only had one goal in my mind. That goal was become the “THE BEST” cheerleader. I’ve been told that dreaming big will only lead to disappointment but I’m a very fierce competitor. I’m perseverant and tenacious in achieving my goals. I remember that, before I was introduced to cheer, I wanted to somehow want to be unique in our society. Before cheer, I was mostly focused on designing my ideal life. I want to build my life towards something. That “something” is my goals in life. The first time I saw a cheer routine was when I saw a cheerleading competition. On that evening, the cheer music was blasting and there was the team on the stage. Anybody who was brave enough would go up there and dance in front of thousands of individuals. I was sitting down beside my mother and we were just watching in a...
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