Have you been watching the Olympics? I have! One of my favorite events in Gymnastics (along with swimming, diving, and beach volleyball). Watching gymnastics takes me back to my gymnastics days.
You see, there was a 4 year old girl who, at any chance she had, would run and do flips. So that little girls mother decided to take her to the gymnastics open gym to see if she liked it. The first thing the girl did was get on the balance beam, cartwheel and then flip off. The coach saw great potential in this little girl and immediately knew she had to have her on the gymnastics team. The girl loved it! But then, the coach began to push the little girl to do tricks she wasn’t ready for, causing the girl to not enjoy it anymore. Eventually, that little girl decided to quit gymnastics.
You all probably thought that story was about me, it is not. It’s about my sister. You see, I went to open gym every weekend with my sister but the coach never asked me to join gymnastics. I mean, I think I had great potential too. Sure, I was pigeon toed and would
occasionally constantly trip over my feet. But I had heart gosh darn it! I could have been one of those success stories where someone rises above the odds to win a gold medal. Guess it’s time for me to find a new dream.