It's Summer here - a HD Brand Ambassador :) I have been with HD for a few years now blogging and sharing my stories, you may have seen me :)
Thanks for the great response of my newest pictures, and latest blog. I got lots of lovely messages.
This is just a quick blog really. My last competition didn’t go as well as I’d hoped, but, for the first time ever, I wasn’t too disappointed. Normally, I’d leave feeling pretty rubbish, a bit sad and defeated. But, I left with a smile on my face, feeling happy for different reasons.
We’re all dancers, and everyone says to stick together and cheer each other on. Most of the time, you do see that happening, but sometimes you can feel the competitiveness, and people being happy that your not doing your best, cause that means they might do better than you. Thankfully you don’t see it often, but it does happen.
At my last competition, there was none of that. Sometimes at competitions, people go off in their own groups, but there was none of that either. Just everyone sitting together. Helping each other tie shoes, fix hair, sort numbers, practice, saying ‘good luck’ and being there to say well done at the end of each dance.
That’s the best part of competitions for me, being there to support, and being supported by my dance family. Or even another dancer who I don’t know....it’s nice to be nice. I always try and remember to say good luck to the dancers I’m on with, some dancers can be from pretty far away, and not know anybody, so being friendly can really help someone feel less nervous.
I think that’s something that everyone needs to try and remember to do. Yes, we are all competing against each other, but good sportsmanship (thanks for helping me there Mum!) is so important!
Anyway, my next proper blog is going to be about my Auntie Rebecca! She has danced all over the world, and is one of my favourite dancers- not just because she’s my Auntie either. I might add a bit more into the blog about my family too. My Auntie Rebecca, Auntie Fiona, my little cousin Alexa and me, all dance for the same dance school, which is pretty cool!
I’m just back from Portree, in the Isle of Skye visiting my family for a little Easter holiday. I love being there!
I hope you all have a lovely Easter, eat lots of treats and enjoy the rest of your holidays.
I am back to school next week, then a competition in Aberdeen next weekend.
Attached is photos of me when I was 4 at a competition!
If you have any questions you would like me to ask my Auntie, or anything you want me to add to my next blog, send me a DM on Instagram: highland_summer