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Hi, I'm new to this community (and lj in general) and thought I'd post an introduction here...

I am a 14 (15 in a few months) year old girl, who pretty much lives in the middle of nowhere.

I do competitive gymnastics, and am currently training level 6 (10 levels, 10 being college or olympic). Alot of my goals/dreams have to do with gymnastics! I started really late, a few months before my 11th birthday, so that's a really big setback for me already. But, because I really love what I do, I managed to clear the non-competative beginner classes in one year and move on to competitve (this will be my third year of that.) I'm actually not too bad though (all things concidered) I'm the current state champion on balance beam for two years in a row, the state uneven bars champ, and the level 5 all around champion.

My first goal, is to actually make level 6. Like I said, I started late, so all of my teammates are younger than me. Alot of the skills are harder for me to pick up, so no matter what they almost always get it first. Late last year, one of my best friends at the gym started hating me because I beat her at State Championships, and she has always considered herself better than me. Needless to say, we aren't friends anymore, though I am still nice to her because she IS my teammate. She won't even talk to me, and anytime I get near will always start to whistle or talk frantically to whoever else is nearby. I don't think I've ever seen anybody hold a grudge so long! Her being so petty, even when I'm trying to be nice to her, is totally wreaking any bonds our team has... so there really isn't alot of encouragement. That's my second goal though- for all of the girls who I work out with to finally accept me as being a good gymnast, and not just the girl who beat them because of sheer- dumb-luck..

I also have a dream of becoming a writer or holding a position in government. Here comes the cliche now- but I want to do something to help the world. It seems to be that by being either a writer of a politician, I'd be able to do that. Being in government would give me the ability and know how to help people, and being a writer would allow me to influence others with words...

Anyways, Sorry for being so long winded! I'll quit now.. Oh, and to whoever mentioned wanting to get into gymnastics but being to old and not being able to find a trainer- I'm with ya girl! You can do it!
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From:ladycatherina
Date:August 10th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
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Yay! I did gymnastics as a child but didn't keep up with it after maybe age four or so.

Good luck with Level Six, you can do it!

Being a writer or a politician would be cool, too - start with short stories, and try to go to writing conferences if there are any in your area. Also you might consider working for a nonprofit - people can go to business school and study nonprofit management, learn how to lead charitable organizations.
From:always_dreamer
Date:August 13th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
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I will! Thank you! :D
From:shapedhistory
Date:January 22nd, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
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Aw, I used to want to do gymnastics but it seems unrealistic for me. :]
I love this entry. I like your idealism since I can resonate with it as well.
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