Lilian Taylor

Idaho • USA

Story

I've always felt as if I don't fit in or that I can't do anything right and that everyone around me is judging me. When I dance all the thought of fear and nervousness go away. I can be myself when I dance. When I was young my parent used to fight all the time. I didn't understand why but I used dance to help my self feel better and try to overcome the challenges that I have had. I have always had a hard relationship with my dad, and being able to dance which helps me feel better is something that I can't put into words. I have had so much stress in my life and I don't think I could survive without dance. My mom had breast cancer when I was is 6th grade and had to go through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery. During this time I was so worried about my mom and when I was about to go to my ballet class and not have to this about it. It helped. She had a recurrence furring the summer of my 8th grade year. Again I was so worried about her and I thought that it wasn't fair and that I didn't understand why we deserved this. I had so much built up anger and frustration furring this time that I used dance as my outlet to get rid of that stress which helped me so much. I honestly don't know what I would ever do without dance because I have been able to get through so many obstacles with dance and if I didn't have dance I don't know how I would ever have gotten through any of it.

I believe that other dances need to know that it is very important to love yourself and be proud of the dancer that they are. As a dancer I have worked so hard for where I am and I believe that if you want to achieve a goal anyone can achieve that. If you are a dancer and you will understand just how important dance really is. Always dance to your full potential and leave everything on the dance floor that is bothering you. Dancing is something that means so much to me and I know that it means so much to my fellow dancers. If someone has ever told you that you aren't good or that you have no potential, I want you to know that you do and that you can reach any goal that you want too. If anyone has ever told you that you cant, laugh in their face because you can and they are only saying that because they are jealous of your talent and your abilities. It is not you it is them. Always believe in yourself and you will pull through.