There are times in life that define what type of person you will be. Choices and decisions are put before all of us that shape and mold our futures.
Cooper and I thought we had it all worked out.
I was going to pursue dance, continue my studies, and get a place at the prestigious Juilliard School, fulfilling my childhood dream of belonging to one of the best dance companies in the world.
Coop was already riding the wave of success. Playing lead guitar in the biggest band in the USA was his every fantasy come true. Not bad for a guy who grew up in Sydney, Australia, and moved to the States for a College scholarship.
For six months we’d ping-ponged between taking our relationship to the next level. We were exclusive, at least I hoped we were, and we’d spent every waking moment together since I’d joined the band on their North American tour.
Life was perfect.
I was touring the country with my big brother Grayson, his movie-star wife and my adorable new nephew. Even our brother Christian had joined us.
I was dancing on stage to packed houses every night, watching my brother and his band live their dreams, and lapping up the screams and adoration from the crowds.
Best of all, I got to spend time with Cooper.
What more could I possibly want?
There aren’t many twenty-one year olds that are living the life that I am.
But life has a funny way of making you consider your priorities. Sometimes things are thrown at us that not only define a moment in time, but change the course you are travelling irrevocably.
When such a situation hit us, Copper and I had to decide how our priorities would change.
What was important in life?
How would we allow this curve-ball to shape the futures that both of us had spent our entire lives dreaming of?