I've been wanting to make this post for a while but I forgot the password to my account. Better late than never! Back in April, I competed in my last meet of my 13 year gym career (I'm a senior). Going in, I knew I had a good chance of making regionals if I hit everything. My first 2 events were floor and vault, which both went great (9.3 and 9.4). Bars and beam were another story. I hit my feet on the ground during my pirouette and fell over on my cast handstand (7.7). I think I was still shaken up from bars when we got to beam, and I fell on my series. After that, I was even more shaken up and ended up falling on a full turn for the first time in 3 years (8.4). So this was not the ending I wanted to my competitive career, and I was VERY upset for several days after. However, I've still been going to practice since then, and I've regained skills I had lost earlier and have gotten my 1.5 on floor and overshoot on bars. For the first time in years, I don't feel stressed at practice all the time, and I think that's a huge part of why I've been improving so much. I graduated high school on Saturday, team banquet is this weekend, and my last day of practice is next Wednesday. Overall, I'm pretty happy with where I am right now, but I don't feel ready to be done with gymnastics and will probably do club gym in college. I will also continue coaching rec over the summer. Sorry for such a long post, just wanted to share!