#WeAllCan This post is going to be a little different compared to my other ones as I want to talk about something that is close to my heart and keeps me going every single day. To see the article on my college webpage about my dance journey, written by Marlen Mursuli, go to http://news.stu.edu/2017/02/jigging-to-beat.html.
From the time I was 2 1/2 all I can remember was going to dance class. I attended a dance studio in Cooper City, Florida named Dance Works Company. There, I began my dance career and also found my passion. Two years later, at the age of 4, I had the opportunity to try a new type of dance, Irish Step Dancing. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I jumped at the opportunity to try it though, as my Nana (great-grandmother) also was an Irish Step Dancer, and I just loved anything that had to do with dance! Little did I know that I would go through struggles, tribulations, receive many opportunities and blessings from participating in something I loved. I added a new found passion to my life.
To this day, I am still competing in Irish Dance and personally feel that these past few years have been a huge success and push for me. I attend the Breffni Academy of Irish Step Dance in North Miami, Florida. This academy isn’t just a dance school, but a second home…a family. The people I have met here, my teachers, as well as all the hope and support I receive, is a good kind of overwhelming. Being here has pushed me to be a better dancer and to seek new connections. My parents, family and friends have been nothing but supportive and have helped me to achieve what I thought was impossible.
In life, there are always going to be what some people call “haters”, or those who want to see you fail. We all are going to have those moments where we may feel like failures or as if anything we do isn’t good enough. In order to be your best and succeed at what you really want, you have to ignore all those comments and people; you need to keep pushing through! You may have a down day, but it’s how you rise to the occasion that will prove who you truly are inside and show what it is you really want. You don’t have to be the best, you just have to be better than you were the day before.
Enjoy life to the fullest, find your passion, and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. The second they do, go prove them wrong! You will soon show everyone, including yourself, that you are having “One of those days” where you feel blessed, accomplished, and loved. This is how you will know that you are doing what is right for you and that you have truly made it. Cherish the little moments, the little accomplishments, and always appreciate your friends and family; your heart will thank you.