I try to remember as often as possible to follow my dad's best advice, "have some fun!"
For as long as I remember, this is what my dad says to encourage me. Before any dance performance or competition, instead of "go Colore!" or normal cheer, I could hear him yell from the audience (or sometimes side stage), "have some fun!" My teammates knew to listen for his advice, too. It helped me know that no matter what I did, I needed to have fun and that my dad was there to support me. My smile always grew to be more realistic in the seconds before the music started.
Even though I'm not dancing anymore, he still encourages me. His advice helps me remember to not take myself too seriously, and to keep my smile genuine.
Today's fun was in the pool with some friends.
Happy Father's Day, Dad!