Yesterday I shared on social media (@katieoneill_ my personal account, and FB) a very very personal moment for me - a moment where I was struggling with anxiety and negativity in a bid to try and turn my head space around and look at the positives. So many of you reached out to me, and gave me the encouragement I honestly really needed because I just couldn’t create it on my own, and I thank you all so much for doing that 💙
It is now December 31st, the last day of 2017, and I thought I would reflect on the pole side of my life.
Being a competitive pole dancer, I can be incredibly hard on myself. I’m not a trickster, the the tricks I can do, I try to execute as clean as possible, but for the most part I rely on my dance background to put together a performance that people enjoy. This year I had one main goal: to be awarded the Musical Interpretation Sash at Hardcore Pole Championships.... I somehow did this, and I was so unbelievably happy I finally had my first sash, recognising the side of pole I feel is my strength. Who would have thought that from there I would then go on to place 2nd in both Defy Gravity and Pole Candy????!!! I surpassed my expectations, and it was an amazing feeling! This year Pole-wise has been such a stand out year for me! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me along the way, and kept me positive during comp season, including my training buddies @kym.c.pole @layla.dumont @tiffany_grace87 and @le.petrichor , and of course my Pole mumma @missdani_pole ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️