I refuse to let this year be like last year.
Last year was miserable, and I thought of giving up for good.
My asthma literally made it impossible to dance and it was the worst, most helpless feeling of my life. I hated it. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. Dancing is my ultimate dream, yet due to my asthma I will only ever be able to dance for fun. But this winter I couldn’t even do that. I felt like killing myself.
I haven’t been on pointe since my recital in June because I really hurt myself. My left toenail turned to mush and I twisted my right ankle, and almost ended up in the hospital for the 5th time this year due to my asthma.
But I’m back.
I will never give this up.