Mr. CJ spotted me one time where I landed on my feet and I nailed it. He then took away the mat and left me face to face with the floor. She gave me an intense and terrifying look and I threw one right back at her making her a little scared. I knew that I couldn't let everyone else and most importantly myself down so for that moment I remained a clear open mind and forgot about everything that could go wrong.
The Road Back
I then got in position. Raised my hands high in the air next to my ears. I swung my arms back, bent my knees, and leaped as high as I could and when my feet were parallel to the ceiling, I grabbed my knees and rotated in the air. I saw that I was coming closer and closer to the floor so I then put my hands out ready for my landing in case I fell. I came crashing down onto the floor with extreme power. I landed on the tip of my knees almost landing my first ever standing tuck on the floor.
The Renewal/Last Test
I should do this more often...
As I got up the plaudits came rushing in. It seemed as though the whole gymnastics and everyone in it was watching me and grew proud as they saw me conquer my fear of doing a standing back tuck on my own, without a spot. I then became very proud of myself and I walked back to my friends and my coach and they all gave me a high five.
Return with the Prize
I was on my way to walking back to cheese mat when my friends from the other gymnastics team congratulated me because they knew how much time and effort I had been putting into getting that skill. I said thank you and I was on my way to cheese mat.
I then stopped and thought about how in the future I shouldn't be so scared to attempt not only skills in gymnastics but attempting new things in life. It occurred to me that from that day it really isn't that hard trying new things because things can go wrong but at the same time it depends and things can go right, like that day.
As I made my way back to cheese mat he greeted me with his proud smile. He told me that he was so happy for me and that he was proud of what I accomplished that day. After that I knew that I had done good and I was super excited to tell my parents.