Remember to be a role model in everything you do. Act like someone is always watching you. I remember when I first started a pole, the first thing I would do was to try and see is what the other girls in practice who were advanced were doing.  I wanted to watch what they were doing. I wanted to see what was on the docket for me, so to say. I remember right before one of my classes for beginner pole, I was watching the other girls who were in advanced. I was watching them finish up their practice, going through their inverts and other various moves that I had no idea I would ever be able to do. Seeing them do moves like martini and teddy bear; I never thought I’d be able to do; as i was an insecure beginner. Turns out, you’ll get there you just have to believe in yourself. Trust the process, understand that you will grow. Understand that it will take time and you cannot rush. Gain your strength and work on yourself and the rest will come. When you’re ready you will be able to do so much more than you ever thought possible.

I remember watching the advanced girls play and wanting to be just like them. I remember them joking about things, taking videos for each other and just enjoying their energy overall. I probably only watched them for 5 minutes each time, but it was like I was sitting in on an entire practice. When I finally got to advanced, I wanted to make sure that I would make a good impression for anyone who might be watching who could be just like I was. New and scared. I wanted to have the confidence that the other girls I used to watch had. I wanted to be strong and independent and  ready for anything.  It isn’t easy to stay positive but you have to try. There is also a difference in being confident and cocky. I think it’s important to differentiate. You don’t want to come across as someone who thinks they’re better than everyone else. Simply as someone who wants to be a good role model and isn’t afraid to try and fail and keep trying until they get it.