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Cathy Leddy (nobodysbaby21) wrote,
@ 2003-09-05 13:27:00
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    Composition Paper
    Okay this is a paper that i have to do for composition... well its a free write and im doing a tribute to my CHEER SISTERS!!!


    When I'm upset and don't want to do with things, I always have someone there for me. Whether it 8:00 at night or 2:30 in the morning, the girls on my squad are always there for each other. We were kind of just thrown together and told to get along, and although we got off to an extremely rocky start, we are so close now. It's hard to put 14 girls together 12+ hours a week and not expect there to be ANY fights, especially when the girls range from ages 14-18 years old. But the squad that I am on is pretty good at staying calm and talking things out even when everybody knows that the only thing we want to do is freak out.

    There is a kind of trust that cheer squads have to have to be able to accomplish stunts and getting the crowd fired up. The Varsity cheerleaders have something deeper than that though, because when we fight with our boyfriends because their jerks or are not getting along with our parents, or even if we're mad about cheerleading or at the coach, we will put aside our own lives to make sure that the girls going through a hard time are okay. Its easy to be a cheerleader when the girls are there saying its okay you'll get it next time, or its not your fault because we know that you can do it. When one of us don"t want to finish something all the way through, like running or doing our jumps or putting a stunt up for the billionth time in a row, there are girls there saying you can do this, we know that you're stronger than you think.

    A while ago, when things were rocky with my squad, maybe 2 or 3 weeks ago, I was debating whether or not I wanted to quit. I would sit up at night and worry about how hellish practice would be the next day. Then I talked to some of the girls, not about me quitting but about how un-needed and unappreciated I felt, and that some of the other new Varsity were feeling the same way, and since then that is what i wake up waiting to do; to cheerlead and be with the girls that make me happy when I'm sad, the girls that are there for me when Im worried about family problems, the girls that I know for sure care about me. My cheerleading squad is my life, and I love each and every one of them like a sister..... they are all my best friends.


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