Mrs. Smith made me feel uncomfortable. She was direct, didn’t have a lot of tolerance for whining, and made me do everything on my own. ( GASP!!!) At the early age of 8, I hated going to school because I felt nervous around her. I cried EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I thought it was because of her. . .
One day, Mrs.Smith mentioned to my mom that I might need to try something on my own—like dance class. I had always had my sister or my mom with me at all times. As the baby, I didnt have to worry about doing much for myself. So my mom did just as she was advised; she enrolled me a dance class—by myself—and the rest was history. I gained confidence. I began seeing that I loved to dance. I was good at it. I took dance classes and performed until I was in college. Mrs. Smith helped me become who I am today. I will forever be grateful to her. WHY? Because she taught me how to trust myself.