College Girl MAG

December 24, 2010
By PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"


Someday I'm gonna go to college. Yeah, college. Just like the girls I see on TV. The ones who wear those glittering, tight outfits that complement their bodies so well. The ones who wear their hair up in a million tiny hairbands. They've got to make sure to tie their hair down so that it doesn't go stubborn. The ones who flash their smiles like bright lights that shine on the Fourth of July. They dance to their own music with their own original moves.

Especially that one girl. Yeah her! The one over there that the crowd is cheering for. She delicately sways her arms toward the sky, making an intricate pose like a flamingo standing on one leg. Then her arms come down to her sides with a thump. She begins to pump her fists back and forth until her whole body has left the floor. She is soaring through the air like a firework letting off its full beauty.

Someday I'll be like her and all the others. A college girl. A gymnast college girl. Gymnastics. College. Gymnastics. College. It will be my life. For now, though, I am stuck. Stuck in a place known as my second home. It is my home. It is my gym – the place where I train now so I can be that college girl. That gymnast. And everyone when they see me will say, “Hey, you're that girl from TV,” and I'll smile and say, “Yup, that's me.”

I'll have the nicest teammates. We'll do everything together just like best friends. And my coach, she'll be the best I've ever had – strict, fun, tough, friendly like a teacher. All the young gymnasts will look up to me. They'll come from near and far just to get their picture taken with me and to get my autograph.

But for now, I am stuck here. This will have to do for now. It's a second home, but not my dream home. Here the gym is hot and stuffy. It's small and doesn't have room for all the equipment. My coach, yeah, she's nice, but not strict enough. And my teammates, we are close, but there are only four of us. So right now this isn't the dream I want to be living.

“Enjoy being a kid while it lasts,” Mama says. I don't listen to her. I dream of the day I go off to college. College. Gymnastics. Studying. Flipping. And I'll get my first glimpse of TV stardom: the sports channels.


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on Jun. 7 2011 at 7:48 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2217 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Congrats on having this published!

It's pretty good, though I don't really relate to it :) I'm not that into anything sports wise, and most of all, I'm not looking forward to growing up, getting out, those sorts of things :)

But even though I don't relate to it, I see this story's value, it is well-written.


Aidyl BRONZE said...
on May. 8 2011 at 2:15 pm
Aidyl BRONZE, Oshawa, Other
4 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you want a friend be a friend."

-Poster


"That's cool. Hey you know what's even cooler than triceratops? Every other dinosaur that ever existed!"
-Dwight Schrute The Office

This would make a good rap. Lovin’ it gurl ;)

on Mar. 28 2011 at 11:14 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

THANKS!!!!!

on Mar. 28 2011 at 11:13 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

Thank you!! :)

on Mar. 28 2011 at 11:10 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

thanks! :)

on Mar. 28 2011 at 1:21 pm
DaughteroftheTrumpet BRONZE, East Aurora, New York
2 articles 2 photos 214 comments

Favorite Quote:
Washington Irving once said “There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.”

Nice! im not one thats big on sports lit, but its good, and congrats on getting published in the Mag:)

on Mar. 27 2011 at 11:54 am
pheebz88 BRONZE, Concord, New Hampshire
2 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart

Great job!  Congrats on being published in the magazine!  Awesome similies and great emotions!

PJD17 SILVER said...
on Mar. 27 2011 at 9:39 am
PJD17 SILVER, Belleville, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 624 comments

Favorite Quote:
I do the best imatation of myself- Ben Folds

really good  very good use of descipriptions congrats on getting published in magazine

on Mar. 23 2011 at 10:00 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

Thank you!! :)

on Mar. 23 2011 at 7:37 am
iloveyou.xoxo., Easley, South Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 7 comments
This piece was really good! I liked your use of similes. They added to the piece well. I also like that you are suggesting that you are going to pursue your dreams to become a college gymnast. Keep up the good work. :)

on Mar. 22 2011 at 3:39 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

Thanks! :)

on Mar. 22 2011 at 2:16 pm
Timekeeper DIAMOND, Cary, North Carolina
62 articles 0 photos 569 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over a garbage can and says 'That's Punk'?, and I say 'No that's trendy'!"- Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day

This is really cool and I can see how it got selected for the magazine, you must be very proud of it! :)

I just got a scholarship today so the idea of college is really hitting home for me. This was a nice read.

 


HorseLuver said...
on Mar. 21 2011 at 12:21 am
This is really good! I love how descritptive you were!! and congrats on getting published in the magaizne! 


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