Isn't that a pretty photo of my pretty baby? The young woman who took the photo, Erin, dances on the drill team with my daughter. Erin is incredibly talented as a dancer and a gymnast.
She isn't going to be on the team next year, because it's too time consuming. She wants to focus on her passion: art.
At 16, Erin is smart enough to understand something many of us fail to grasp. Just because you have a talent, doesn't mean you have to pursue it. If your talent doesn't give you joy, if your passion lies elsewhere, go with your heart. Do what you love. Follow Erin's lead.