Hello all. This is my first time posting on here and I'm worried because one side of me feels silly I'm so upset by it.
my daughter is 12 and she has danced since she was 4. I'm a single parent and I have had at most 3 jobs at one time to ensure I could pay for her to have the best possible chance to be successful in this industry. She's done extremely well, earned scholarships, won titles, awards been on stage been sponsored. She does approx 20 hours a week. Gosh I'm so so proud she's done so well.
This week she's announced she's giving up.
I can't explain how sick and sad I feel. Yesterday our neighbours who we don't see much said 'how are you superstar, I was telling our daughters about you being in (theatre)...' and she just shrugged and I wanted to cry.
What's worse is she struggles academically-so we can't even count on her doing well at school, I feel sick about her future, I feel sick at how easily she's throwing it all away knowing what I've sacrificed and everything that's been done for her.
I feel like a failure. I feel embarrassed about it, and I'm dreading people asking us about dance.
I guess what I'm asking is can anyone relate to this and how did you get through the change In situation.