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I don't know if anyone noticed the slow-motion image at the end of the Women's 100 meter in the Olympics but it was quite a ballet of motion. It was so beautiful that I recorded it on my T.V. and then paused it and just stared and wondered if I could capture it somehow to keep and cherish. And then in an after-race interview, the winner, Shelly-Ann Fraser said, "..... It wasn't do or die. Nobody expected anything from me. So I went out there and proved it to myself". It was then I knew I had to try to sketch even if everything I had been doing was not turning out well, I figured no one expects anything of me, so I have to prove it to myself. I was very shaky and reluctant and my drawing shows it, but it also shows that I won't give up on myself anytime soon.
Whatever we are going after today, we must prove to ourselves, first, it is worth achieving and second, to expect great things from ourselves. A 21-year-old woman from Jamaica, the youngest, smallest woman there, who had no one telling her she was first place stuff, pulled out far ahead of all the known ones, only because she had a gold medal heart of determination and a bold belief in herself.