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I just posted a super difficult blog post that I’ve been trying to write for a few months. I also thought about waiting until the summer to post it, but feel that now is the best time. The details are there, but essentially this is my last year teaching. I also won’t be active on this account anymore. It’ll remain live, as will my blog, but I won’t be checking in on it. This has been an extremely difficult decision to have to come to, but it’s one I can’t avoid anymore. If you’d like to keep up with me, please feel free to follow my personal account @emileeayers or my poetry account @forthestranger (or my “nerd” account if you’re into that, @thenerdjacket ) I love y’all so much and am super grateful for the friends I’ve made over the years through ballet. Super proud of y’all and everything you’re accomplishing every day. (Thanks to Mrs Gigi for this picture from nutcracker this year. It’s super special to me.)
I’ll have a proper post after the trip when I can blog. I’m the meantime, please enjoy this photo of @ballerinakay that I am properly obsessed with. ❤️
Two years ago today, I met @allie_on_pointe in person! In NINE DAYS we’re going to London together! I truly cherish the friends being in the dance world as an adult has given me. ❤️
Caught the train, heading back to hogwarts. See you witches (and wizards) there!
The dance season started up this week! My classes started today, and I wrote a blog post about it. Now I’m gonna go sleep. Link in bio
I was at a Harry Potter convention this weekend with my best friend and had an unexpected ballet encounter. I wrote about it if that’s your sort of thing. Link in the bio. 💛🖤

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Secrets.

I went to dance class yesterday besides being sunburned to a crisp.
People called me stubborn or ridiculous, but I knew I needed to be there.
No excuses.
Honestly, it helped me;having my knees so tight helped me to feel what I was doing wrong or right.
On top of that, I’m glad that I was there to hear the tips Jilissa had.
While we were in Advanced class trying to work on combinations, she would do her normal thing where she would say things we needed to be working on as we danced. There was one that just clicked for Annika, and after it clicked, Jilissa talked to us.
“I knew what it was Annika needed to fix, but I knew it wouldn’t do any good if I said it. Sometimes the best way for y’all to learn is by letting you figure out where it is you’re going wrong and ask me in a way you understand. Sometimes it’s something really simple, and once it clicks, it makes all the difference. I have all the secrets, but if I tell you all the secrets, then they don’t mean as much. It’d be like me throwing up all over you all this dance lingo and you wouldn’t be able to handle it. But as you learn and practice and keep going, then I can give you the secrets as you’re able to handle them.”

Mind = Blown.

That’s how the Lord works. He has all the secrets to a successful life that we could ever need. But if He gave them all to us at once, then they wouldn’t mean as much. We wouldn’t yearn for them, we wouldn’t yearn for Him. It would be all to simple. Our pride would get in the way.
I’m not gonna lie, I laughed when she said the “throwing up” part. But that’s because I knew what she was saying was significant, and I was trying to remember it for this blog post. Everyone sure did look at me funny for laughing… hehehehe 🙂

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