Getting up close and personal with the one, the only, Isabel Kaiser. I am still in shock over your results. I can’t remember the last time I was so emotional over results that weren’t my own. Congrats, Isabel!!
I danced my best and ended up placing 66th (they recalled 56). I’ll be honest, I was upset (in fact crying right after recalls), but I’ve realized that I did very well for my first Oireachtas.
I want to say congrats to all my friends and all the competitors! I hope everyone had a wonderful time. Also shoutout to thepiper76 who was amazing and qualified for Worlds! Great job, you looked beautiful as always.
Today I played TC and walked around dressed all fancy, helping our U10 team who got 9th. Overall a great Oireachtas!
AS WE QUICKLY APPROACH NANs, THIS IS A REMINDER TO BE KIND TO YOURSELF
1) One bad practice does not equate to a bad NANs.
2) One (or even 2 or 3) bad feiseanna do not equate to a bad Nationals.
3) One bad feis does NOT equate to another bad feis.
4) EVERYONE has off days, and ANYONE can hit their goals when it comes to competition day. It’s a new day. COMPLETELY new results. Stop psyching yourself out of dancing your best; get on that stage and OWN it.
5) I know I’ve already said this, BUT
A NEW DAY MEANS A CLEAN SLATE. You CAN get that recall. You CAN WQ. You CAN get on the podium.
Anything can happen in the space of a year. ANYTHING.
thepiper76 went from no recall at worlds to NINTH in the span of a year.
Miya Stefanik when from 7th, to just recalling, to no recall (injured?)**, BACK TO FIFTH.
There are so many other examples that I can’t even begin to remember. My point is, you can reach your goals, your dreams.
One other point: You are human; if you have a shitty practice, it’s ok to have that slice of pizza. It’s ok to have some chocolate. Don’t go overboard, but don’t make yourself crazy denying yourself something (unless your lactose intolerant, in which case don’t go for that cheesy pizza…;) ). It will only put you more on edge (at least, from the POV from someone with anxiety).
MUCH LOVE TO ALL THE DANCERS OUT THERE. YOU GONNA KICK SOME BUTT.
* and ** - not entirely sure if these facts are completely accurate. Don’t hate, just let me know to change them and I will. :)
I’m happy I chose this sport. This sport of glitter and huge hair. This sport of red lips and orange legs. This sport with thousand dollar dresses with thousands of crystals. Nothing could make me happier than to be a part of the sport that so many people see as just a pageant.
Because that big hair, those red lips, and orange legs make me feel right. The hour and a half I take to get ready for a feis allow me to get myself in the zone. I slip on my dress and I feel like a princess. My dance costume, is not just a costume. It is what gives me confidence and allows me dance with my head held high and proud.
In the words of thepiper76 “my wig is my home” and I wouldn’t have it any other way.