Becoming a professional gymnast has been something I wanted to do since I was a kid.
My Dad had taken me to a college meet, and I fell in love with the gymnasts.
I remember getting home that afternoon and heading straight to the living to practice my flips. I also wanted to search for dance videos online. It became a normal routine to practice after school, so Dad enrolled me in some gymnastics courses. In school, I was a member of a gymnastics group. I entered multiple local competitions. I even went ahead and posted some of our best things online. After graduation, I moved to the neighborhood and went to many places, and last summer, I got a bad injury. The recovery wasn’t as bad since I’d discovered marijuana products a few years earlier. I used cannabis oil to help with inflammation, pain and the anxiety of not dancing. I was concerned about losing my spot. I was able to do physical therapy, smoke my cannabis oil and get back on the stage in a few months. The cannabis was key though. I felt less stiff and sore after smoking a bit. Sadly, cannabis oil does contain THC. I wasn’t able to keep up with it when I started tumbling again. That is okay though. During the off season and on breaks I still vape the oil. It keeps the pain at bay and helps me kick back, but eventually cannabis will be recognized as a normal prescription.