Monday, June 15, 2009
Embrace your passion!
Dance has always been a huge part of my life. I can easily say I was not that most naturally gifted, I wasn’t the most flexible, and I was never the strongest dancer in any of my dance classes. But I can promise you that I have always had my heart in it. Dance was my shoulder to cry on. Dance was my outlet. When I felt like no one understood what I was going through I knew there was a song and a dance that did. I remember on a particularly hard day, when teenage me was trying not to explode into tears, I drove out to the studio (11 pm) and just turned on my favorite song and danced. I didn’t care how high my kick was, how pointed my feet were, or if someone was watching…I was dancing for me. A lot of people ask me how I got through my busy schedule in high school. My senior year I had Drill team at 6:15 am, Seminary at 7:45 am, School at 9 am, a work out at noon, Homework until 3, Dance until 8, sometimes mutual, sometimes choreography, sometimes drill team, sometimes Miss Moses Lake interviews, if everything was done I was allowed to hangout with friends until 10:30 and then it was bed time to get up again at 5:30. I did it because I loved it. I looked forward to almost every aspect of my day. This is me venting and me reminding myself how wonderful it is to have a passion. Whatever your personal passion is, embrace it. Take time to love doing what you love doing. I know that sounds silly, but I think we often don’t just let ourselves go. Life is about living. Live it. I am reminding myself to live each day to my fullest. I still love to dance and I get to teach. I can’t wait to take everything I have learned and share it with all the dancers I come in contact with. It isn’t about being the best dancer, it’s about being YOUR best dancer. “Dance like no one is watching.” Dance with your heart. Live with your heart. Embrace your passion.
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