Something cool happened January 4, 2022! Thank you Gretchen Smith (my coach), Merry Keller (my practice partner), Lisa Holt (my Waltz tutor), and Taletha Jouzdani (my West Coast Swing tutor). I won first place in Silver Novice Pro-Am and in Diamond Novice Pro-Am. Gretchen tells me, “It takes a village to do something like this.” She’s right. There’s no way I could have done this on my own. Thanks to everyone who helped me get there, but most of all, her.