Personal Narrative Essay: Joining The Cheerleading Team

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“And your music is on in 3…2…1.” The feeling of being out on that blue mat with your team; no more than that, your family, is a feeling I will never be able to describe to someone who has never experienced what it’s like to be under those lights and to hear that music blasting through the speakers. Cheerleading is something I have been passionate about for many years. I never knew there was something that I couldn’t hold or touch that I could love so very much. Before eighth grade, I never put much thought into joining the cheerleading team. One day, my best friend mentioned that tryouts for the cheerleading team was coming up and that I should definitely try out. I was very skeptical because the only experience I had was making up dances …show more content…
My all-time favorite part of cheering at EJ. The practicing 24/7 was killer, but the feeling of hitting a nearly flawless routine with your sisters is a feeling I will never forget. Hearing your team name announced as first place and the crowd going wild are sounds I replay in my head all the time. The lights are blinding, so blinding that you can’t even see the people sitting in the front row. The music is so loud that you can’t even think, but the good thing is that we practiced so many times that the routine just became muscle memory for us. There wasn’t a need for us to think, we just poured our hearts out on the mat and put our faith in each other. The results were usually pretty …show more content…
Every time I go to an EJ football game and see the cheerleaders on the sidelines doing all the cheers and band dances, I have to fight back the tears because cheering was such a big part of my life and I miss it like crazy. I miss everything about cheering, even all the negative things! I miss all the busted lips, sprained ankles, random bruises all over the place, and even the occasional foot to the face. Even more so, I definitely miss the bonding games, the tears shed after the football team won the state championship, the endless laughs shared at practice if someone burped really loudly, and the 1,743,875 times we did the fight song during all four of my years as a cheerleader at East Jefferson. If I could go back in time and redo my whole life, I would 've joined cheerleading way sooner. Although I joined cheerleading so late in my life, I am very proud of how fast I caught onto

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