Thursday, April 28, 2011
So, here i am enjoying my lazy time off when i get an email from my director. She asked me if i would be willing to do a pas de deux for an award ceremony our company was asked to be in. I am so excited because i have been wanting to do this pas from Eclipse since i first saw the ballet. It's more of a contemporary piece and the music/movement is just beautiful. I'm honored to be asked. I will get to perform the piece on stage in Atlantic City!!
Today was only my second day of rehearsal....and second day back to ballet. I am sore, but content. We finished learning the choreography today but i still have a bit to get back in shape. I missed ballet. It has only about a month too! I can't wait!!
Friday, April 22, 2011
I am natures biggest fan. I want to celebrate today by enjoying the wonderful gifts we recieve from the earth. Take a moment today to truely appreciate everything around you. Pick up a piece of trash, walk instead of drive, plant a flower/tree, or just take a second to sit outside. Close your eyes and just listen to the life around you. The earth might have something to say. :)
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.
-- George Gordon, Lord Byron
Friday, April 15, 2011
Well i'm feeling much better and not so debbie downer-ish. A few days after i posted my previous blogg i got the yucky flu. I blame it for the bad feelings i was having. It really hit me hard and had me in bed for a few days. Coming out of it has left me feeling refreshed and motivated. I'm happy to be back to myself and will make sure to wash my hands extra after teaching my little ones. (where i most likely picked it up)
I should start getting back into class again. I've been trying to stetch a little here and there so i don't get too stiff, but i need a good class to kick my butt and sweat out some toxins.
I've been debating going for light jogs i'm just worried it will build the wrong muscles. The ideas of just running in the park with the birds and fresh air sounds really refreshing to me. I guess i can weigh the pros and cons of it.
Not too much else going on here. Lazy days followed by occationally teaching in the evening. I wish more was going on. I'd like to pick up added hours teaching and have been looking into summer programs. I hope i can get a nice line up so i'm not totally broke before our season starts back.
I will be assisting in photographing a few weddings this summer with my booba so that's some extra income. I can't wait. I love getting to make extra money working with my boy and best friend. :) I'd really like to see our mini side buisness of event photography take off a bit more. Landing some more gigs would really help me out.
Hope everyone is doing well!! Go outside and get some of that lovely spring air. It's alive and full of new hope.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Morning everyone! Today i will get my butt back into class. It's been about a week an a half now since my last class and my body and emotions feel it. I've been a bit depressed. This happens to me everytime the season ends and i'm forced to face life without a routine. It's the routine of getting up, bunning my hair, and mentally preparing for class and rehearsal that i miss. People that work a 'normal' job have consistancy(for the most part) that a performer does not. Our schedules change so often that we are always re-adjusting the way we do things. I hate change and need to have a routine to fall into. Adding class back into my life will change my mood significantly. I think dance will always have to be a part of my life. I feel so lost without out. It's who i am and how i express myself. When i don't have it i feel like i've lost my identity. I'm curious if other artists feel the same way? Not even just dancers, but all forms of art. Do you lose who you are when you stop doing what defines you? DOES it define you? My head has been swimming with these questions lately. I guess we all hit these road blocks in our career. It will all pan out i'm sure. We all have our purposes. :)
Getting ready for class now, my best to you all. Keep positive and go for what you want. Do what you love and you will be rewarded.