Saturday, January 29, 2011

What it's all about!

Sure...trophies (only a few pictured), gobs of neck-breaking medals (not pictured), "Good Luck" signs for your first North American National's (NAN's), and other memorabilia of your childhood are a super-fun part of being a competitive Irish Dancer, but that's not what it's all about....












Spending hours upon hours dancing in the studio, or at home, certainly needs to be balanced with friendships.  And, at 11 years old, having a super clean messy room and a friend to play with hang out with is what truly matters.  These are the memories that will last.  



The memories you make with old dance friends, new dance friends and friends from afar are precious and it warms my heart to see my daughter living these experiences. 




The lights will dim or shine for another well deserving dancer, the medals will tarnish, the trophies will collect (lots of!) dust and the sashes will fray.  That's just how it works...


The "Remember when we were little and slathered make-up all over each other, ate tons of pizza and drank so much root beer we were sick?" moments will bring back those girly giggles once again.  That's when you'll remember how friendships make you feel...


...Beautiful!

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