You. Better. Ba-Ring it.


Tonight was the night we’ve all been counting down for. The first team training of 2012. The training that has had us all not knowing what to expect since we learned that we would be coached by our world class//superstar choreographer from 2011.

Personally, I was crapping myself….all holidays..

Even though I’ve been competing on and off for 8 years now, I’m quite the sped gymnast, and am nowhere near as skilled as some of the ah-mazing peeps at my gym.

I’ll admit I caught myself a few times thinking that I hadn’t earnt my place on an Elite 4 team. That I wasn’t good enough, and somehow I’d managed to trick my coaches into thinking I had what it takes. And that after one practice they’d see right through me and send me right back to L3.

Being the last one to get in to the gym didn’t really make me feel any better.

But within 5 minutes // before I’d even had time to think, I was chucking standing backs like I wasn’t even scared of eating carpet (oh god how I was).

Tonight. We brought it.

I didn’t think for a second that there was anything I couldn’t do, as such…there was a lot of crazy, but there’s no other way to get better.

There were a few tears, a bucketload of sweat, and a lot of appreciation for the pedestal fans. And I don’t know about anyone else, but I left that gym knowing that I can be the best, that we can be the best, and thanks to the adrenaline//delirium, I felt like I could have survived another 3 hours of training.

So as I count down the minutes until I do it all again, with my body covered in ice packs. I’ll finish with the best advice I’ve ever been given. Find something you love, and immerse yourself in it. Whether its Cheer, knitting, cats, collecting spoons, WHATEVER.

Get involved.

❤ Nat

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6 responses to “You. Better. Ba-Ring it.

  1. You really are your worst enemy. That’s why we have to stay positive and in the end all things are possible.

    • Amen to that. Its funny how we would never let anyone get away with saying the things we do to ourselves. All of the negativity has been well and truly sweated out && I’m ready to hit the ground running 😀

  2. Katy

    It was an awesome night! Adrenaline brings out the best in us all!
    I’m so excited about the possibilities ahead, and the opportunities been given to us to be the BEST!

    • I don’t think we could have had a better start to the year, and honestly I would have been bummed had he gone easy on us. Wednesday is way too far away, so I’m heading to gymspastics tonight. This will be the year//term I finally own back handsprings. 😀

  3. Jed

    I like it Nat. I can relate – I had those same self-doubts when I handed in my thesis, thinking surely it wasn’t good enough, surely the examiners would expose me for the fraudI.thought I was. Turns out I was wrong. A little self-belief and confidence goes a long way. Still searching for what I love, but I’ll get there eventually.

  4. Martha

    Love your bit of advice at the end! I love too many things though, I can’t focus on just one! I’m immersing myself in it all 🙂

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