Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Home Turf

Yesterday I discovered some exciting news! The dates of the 2012 shows in Maryland are now official! Ever since the disappointment of Team U and the subsequent reconsiderations of my goals, I've been waiting to find out the dates of some local shows.

I'm not sure whether I actually shared this with you or not, but I realized that my dream of becoming a Figure Pro is just that: a dream. It's not a reality. Before you start lecturing me on the power of positive thinking, please realize that I've been in the industry a long time and I am a realist. I'm not an idealist, nor am I a dreamer. I set challenging goals that I know I can achieve if I push myself. And the goal of becoming Pro isn't something that I can do on my own - it also involves other competitors and a panel of judges. I can only do MY best and be happy about that. I've made my peace with this realization, and I'm content to simply compete for the fun of it. (That's not to say I don't want to WIN, though!)

I love competing and enjoy every second of being on stage. I can't imagine NOT competing. So this coming year, I plan on doing a few local shows in the DC area.

There are a few shows in Virginia that may be a possibility, but the 2012 dates haven't been released yet. So as of now, my first show of the year will be the NPC Met-Rx Maryland States/East Coast Classic on June 30 in Rockville, MD!

I've never competed in a home state before, so will be a whole new thing for me! It'll be exciting to look out in the audience and see a bunch of people I know. I'm ready for 2012!

For you competitors: have you started planning for your 2012 shows yet? Which shows do you have your sights set on so far?


  1. WOO HOO for picking a show date!!!! I can't wait to see you step on stage again!


  2. Congrats girl! Always so very proud of you!!!

  3. Yay for picking a show date! I was planning on competing in May, but my husband and I are moving overseas so I need to find a new show!!

  4. Awesome Kari! You keep us all so motivated and have done so much as a figure competitor. Things sometimes happen when you least expect it so don't think that poo card is that far out of reach! Your a superstar with or without it!!!!

  5. Where is the like button on Britney's post?

    I'm so glad you're getting back in it, Kari! I missed you!

    I had dates picked out, but with the SI joint problem I fear they aren't realistic... but we shall see in a couple more weeks. :)

  6. Thank you Kari! We all have our dreams, but in such a subjective sport personal attitude is everything and you have a healthy one (not that I wouldn't be beyond ecstatic to see you turn Pro =)