“we delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” -maya angelou 🐛🦋
yesterday, i had one mission, make myself proud, & be better than i was yesterday- well, better than 6 weeks weeks ago at my first show- in this case lol. y’all, we did it!!! soooo proud to say miss dopeness here bringing home 2nd place in BOTH her classes! allll the feeeeeels!!! 😭
in total, over 30 weeks of pushing my body, my spirit, & my mind to its limits, & then some. in this time i can hands down say i faced some of my toughest challenges life has hit me with in a long time. moments where i couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel but somehow found it in myself to persist & stick to my prep.. i found solace in remaining committed to something I knew I had complete control over- my effort & focus. many mistakes were made, but so many lessons were learned.
it’s been so incredible to share this journey with you all. i’ve never known this level of vulnerability & authenticity to this magnitude in front of sooooo many 😅- but i have to say, i love it. it fuels me. in taking you guys along i found a whole new purpose for myself.. i never thought my little story could move touch & inspire. to know even one person was inspired see something through, to take a chance, to commit to themselves, it was all worth it. so many of you have shared your stories with me in this time, people I have never even met cheering for me & supporting me, people i never thought we’re paying attention popping up to wish me well. it’s beautiful & i’m so humbled. #dopenessallaroundme ✨
I just wanna wrap this up & say, when they announced my name for 2nd place, the second time I was still so overcome with pride, it was surreal, but then i giggled to myself & said, “ well christina, of course you didn’t think it was gonna be thatttt easy now, did you...?” 😏😌 they just awoke a beast.. stay hungry my friends! improvement season is upon us... 💪🏽😊🔥
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