My defining moment was last year in dance class. We were having "circus week" where professional circus performers came in to teach us about modern circus. One of the activities we got to try was static trapeze. I immediately knew I wanted to continue learning new tricks and routines even though I could barely do one pushup. That moment defined me because I never quit trying after that. I work incredibly hard to develop my skills and even got a trapeze solo in our big end of the year dance show. I've become more dedicated and passionate about the aerial arts than anything else in my life. Now I go to a circus school to train on a more professional level and will probably have the aerial arts as a big part of my life and career. None of the opportunities I have right now would be possible if I hadn't pushed myself to try trapeze that day.