I am a collection of all my ancestors,
my mom and dad who made me,
my family who raised me.
I am all my teachers who have taught me,
all the books that have guided me,
all the music that moves me.
I am all the pioneers who came before me,
all the dance teams I have practiced with,
all my friends I have grown with.
I am every style that has pushed me,
every competition that has challenged me,
every performance that has showcased me.
I am every place I have traveled to,
every school I have taught in,
every student I have shared with.
Everyone I know and every choice I have made
has prepared me for this next chapter.
I am ready.