Personal Narrative: My Life As A Dancer

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Everyone has obstacles that they have to work through and overcome throughout their life. I had many but I never knew I would have to face the one I went through. I was a dancer since I was 5 and it gradually became more and more apart of my life. I spent 20 plus hours in the studio and spent almost every weekend at dance competitions. It was and always will be apart of me. It was my passion and something that pushed me to have a strict schedule that taught me discipline and time management. I had goals I had to work towards in order to gain skill in my dance technique. This taught me how to set goals in school and in my life in general. I thank dance for making who I am today. I learned how to take orders and constructive criticism. I had my coaches as strong role models to look up to. Dance made me very confidant and all …show more content…
I was taking summer dance classes to get ready for the upcoming competition season. I was having a sharp pain in my lower back for many weeks prior to my doctor’s appointment. I forced myself to push through the summer and finish my classes. I was also very worried there was something seriously wrong that would make me have to take time off of dance. I never knew July 17th would be the last time I danced for six months. I remember knowing it was time to tell someone about the pain. I called my mom and told her that I need to see a back doctor to figure out what was wrong. Two weeks later I was sitting in the doctors office waiting to be examined. After talking with the spine specialist he told me that I needed surgery and that I wouldn’t be able to dance for about 6 months. How was I in the dance studio a couple weeks ago preparing for the season to now calling my coach and telling my teammates that I would not be dancing? Something that was my whole life was suddenly ripped away from me by the simple phrase, “you are going to need spinal fusion surgery and will have to relearn how to walk and dance

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