“I can’t, I have cheer”
Although family is important to me, I don’t always get to be with them when I want. I am an all star cheerleader and sometimes I miss out on a lot of family events. Literally, from September to May I’m busy with cheer and my mom is as well. My family, who says “it’s just cheerleading,” sometimes makes me upset when I say, “I can’t make it, I have cheer.” This may mean I have a mandatory practice or an out of town competition.
I am on two teams this year and have practice four days out of the week. There’s been times when I had to turn down after school activities because I have cheer. When I say “cheer is life,” I mean it!
“I Can’t, I Have Cheer” has been something I say very often. My friends that are not in cheerleading sometimes call and say “Morgan let’s go to the movies or skating” and my answer 9 times out of 10 is “I can’t I have cheer.” Just recently I was invited to my friend’s sleepover and before I could answer my friend said “oh wait, you can’t, you have cheer right?” (lol). This is really my life.
“Allstar Cheerleading is a commitment; not only for me for my mom as well. I know she’s been in situations where she was invited to places and couldn’t make it because I had practice or a competition.”
This time of the year makes me happy because we get off for Thanksgiving and Christmas and I get to spend time with my family. However, even then I’m showing them videos of the new tumble pass I just landed or a dance we just learned. I try to include my family so they can understand the love I have for cheer and that it’s not “just cheer”.