What a weekend! The State competition was on Sunday so I spent the weekend in Columbus with my cheer squad. We had SO much fun! On Saturday the girls went shopping, swam in the indoor pool at the hotel, and we went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner (yum!). Later that night, we practiced our routine and had some team building. My district has a large sub-group of “economically disadvantaged” students. It was so nice for these girls to enjoy a weekend of new experiences outside of their community. A couple of the girls commented that they had never been to a nice restaurant like that. I immediately thought of how much I take for granted in my life. It was a message that went straight to my heart and reminded me that we need to be thankful for what we have and blessed we have so much – and in turn, make sure we share those blessings with others.
On Sunday, the girls took 15th place, beating out only one squad – but, for their very first time competing, it was definitely an honor to have even made it that far. I was a happy coach!
Now that cheerleading is over for awhile, I get to go back to being just a teacher again. Yayy! I’m so happy to have some extra time to create and work in my classroom. (I feel so guilty rushing off to practice at 3:30…I always feel like I want to put a sign on my door that says “I am not leaving to go home right at 3:30…I am off to coach and will then spend time at home working on school things at night. Please don’t think I’m a slacker.” Haha.