Wow, it feels so good to be back! Thank you to all of you who pushed me and inspired me to come back to my blog. It has been way too long and I have been yearning to get back to writing. I realized after not doing it, that it gave me a release unlike anything else in my life. I feel very free and open to express, share, and inspire with all of you.
This time around, the pressure is off. I am going to write about everything and anything. I am not going to put a time limit on when I have to publish. You all might get more then one blog entry a week, or none at all but just know I am working on it and I won’t be away for long. I also want to start my videos again, but this time it will be answering your questions! I will try my best to make it entertaining but informative as well. Just email me your name and question from my website and you will see your answer on my video!
Ok, now that business is out of the way…
We started back for spring season rehearsals this past week and I finally have a schedule that I can regulate. I am not in any new ballets this season, but I am ok with that. New ballets are hard and it’s nice sometimes to just enjoy the slow times. I have a lot going on this season but it’s with ballets I have done for almost ten years! I’m starting off with Diamonds on opening night and I mean who can ask for anything better?!
On a frustrating note, I am still dealing with a hamstring injury, that has been plaguing me for the past 7 months. Yes…7 months. I danced swan lake with it, and all of nutcracker, winter season and tour. I’ve had moments of pain free extensions and performances but not many. I did however see someone this past week that has given me the most optimistic outlook I’ve had yet, while she’s wailing into my hamstring. It’s those moments where it hurts so bad in PT but you know it will work? I am staying positive and looking forward to tomorrow. A new day. That’s all we can do right?
I have come to appreciate that the definition of having a good day or a successful day comes in many different forms. It doesn’t all have to be flowers, sunshine, and people ogling over you. Sometimes it can be the smallest happenings that make the day. The day I wake up and don’t have pain in my hamstring, is a good day. Sometimes, shockingly and most surprising to me, it doesn’t include dancing or having Pointe shoes on. It’s taken me a long time to get here, and value the smallest things in life that make up the big picture. I want to have the fullest life possible, and for me in this moment, it’s relishing the the almost unseen moments of every day that keep me positive and smiling.
I can’t wait to share all those small and big moments with you this coming season! I’m sure their will be some tears and unhappiness in there as well, but it’s life.
See you next time!