Every day of the past 16 months, I’ve been striving to live a meaningful life. At times I’ve doubted myself, but I’ve never lost sight of that light shining bright somewhere in the distance.
As I embarked on my journey, that light came closer and closer into my reach and began to shine brighter. As I took in the wisdom of others, accepted love and friendship, realized I don’t need to be perfect, and discovered who I am—a powerful and free young woman who trusts herself, I made my way to that radiating light and became it.
Mom, thank you for your unconditional love. We’ve developed such a strong relationship and I am so proud of how far you’ve come as well. Dad, Thank you for your constant encouragement and believing in me even when I don’t believe in myself. Bridget, you are an amazing sister and I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Thanks for being there for me. I love you all so much.
Jeannie, I am thankful everyday that you’ve created this place for second chances. Thank you for helping reignite my passion for dance. Everyone here has brought a piece of that light into my life. Now even in the darkest of moments, I can look up and see that light twinkling in the distance know that it will guide me home to myself.