I am an introvert, and until three years ago I thought that meant I had to be shy and afraid to be vocal. When my parents moved from a big urban area to a tiny little town I thought it was the end of the world. But in this town I made a friend who happened to teach Taekwondo. I had always wanted to learn a martial art, and believe me when I say it was the best decision of my life. Doing my form taught me grace and how to be comfortable in my own skin. Breaking boards taught me that I could overcome any obstacle if I put my mind to it. Sparring taught me how to tackle my troubles head on and not be afraid of a challenge. Taekwondo gave me the confidence I needed to stand a little taller and talk a little louder. The friends I made, mostly theater fanatics, taught me other important lessons. They taught me how to be unafraid of what people think, how to speak my mind, and most importantly, they taught me how to be me.
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