my life as a book with seven chapters. If your life had seven chapters, what would be the titles of those chapters? My first chapter is Ballet Shoes.
My best friend Susie took ballet. Her mom talked to my mom and told her that I should take ballet too. I had never been to a ballet performance. None of my friends back in Celina, Kansas, where we used to live, took ballet. Susie's mom told my mom that I needed to get a black leotard, pink tights, and shoes before my first class. I had coveted Susie's pink Capezio ballet flats with an elastic strap and now I would have a pair of my own. We couldn't buy ballet shoes in the town where we lived. That meant we had to take a trip to Toledo to a special store filled with leotards and tights and shoes.