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It's Victoria's mission to impact each and every dancer she meets.
SPIRA Founders sat down with Vic and asked her for advice:
What do you do if your friends don't understand your dreams? What if they don’t understand why you want to be a dancer and why you're missing out on activities/hangouts/parties?
This is such a tough answer. It's difficult because I definitely struggled with this in high school when I began acting. I started believing that all my friends were going to hate me or want to disown me as a friend. One day, my mom pulled me aside and asked me what would happen if I was honest with my friends. What's the worst that would happen? So I followed her advice. I told them the truth, that I had homework, that I was busy at rehearsal, that I had competitions for the next 6 weekends. I asked them to not think any different of me, that I was doing my best and had a lot going on in my life. I began suggesting alternatives (ex: hanging out tomorrow, going to so-and-so's house etc.). This showed my friends that I was making an effort and wanted to make them a priority. Your friends should understand that you’re busy and if they don’t understand, they probably aren’t your friends.
You were put on this Earth for greatness. Find a group of friends that lift you toward the sun. Good luck.