"I have never been the most confident person, finding it utterly
impossible to see myself how others seem to see me. When a very good
friend suggested pole dancing, I was skeptical at first. I figured I
could try it…no harm in that right? I almost didn’t stick with it, as
the first few classes were rough and borderline impossibly frustrating.
But I did. And I am so glad and so grateful for that decision, and
that friend. Through these classes, I have gained so much more
strength, both mental and physical, than I thought I could have. I have
done things I never thought I could do. I am adoring every moment of
"We (Nikki, Kim, and I) had agreed to all do the next showcase
together whenever it was... Mind boggled with how I was going
to pull this all together with no prior dance experience and the crazy
perfection…. This is
more than a dance routine. This is me proving
to myself I am worthy of believing in myself. Proving I can finish what I
start. Proving I have confidence in myself......"