My next competition is in 5 weeks...my first national competition! Something I've always wanted to do is an aerial! I think including one in my routine would be super cool! I am determined to have an aerial in my routine this time!! For those who don't know what an aerial is, it's basically a no-handed cartwheel. I started this past week practicing with a friend of mine who coaches tumbling. She's doing her best to help me! She does a great job of spotting me and making sure I land on my feet! Anyway, I do believe I will be able to do this on my own, without a spot, soon!! I'm keeping my toes crossed anyway!! I definitely have enough power in my legs to carry me through the aerial. I just need to practice practice practice! Repetition is what it's gonna take, and I feel confident that I WILL do this in my routine this time around! Here is a shot of Jessica and I practicing in my front yard. This was the first day we started. So, she was spotting me very heavily. BTW, thank you Jordan for taking this picture!!