Month: August 2013

The mind is powerful.

Jilissa often tells us, “The mind is more powerful than the body.”Usually in the fact that our body will tell us we can’t do any more, but if we set our minds that we can, we will.Yesterday, she took a slightly different approach.We were doing a new move that I don’t remember the name of.…

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Pointe Shoes.

I got my first pair of pointe shoes today.Now that I’m not in the store, I’m becoming more and more nervous, so I’m leaving them in their bag and box until Thursday’s class when Jilissa can see them.I may just be psyching myself out.The lady who fitted me pointed out that I’m missing the second…

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Perfection.

Jilissa made a good point in class yesterday. “You’re never going to be perfect.”She’s right.No matter how hard we try, it is physically impossible to be absolutely perfect.She followed it up with this,“So, if you can’t be perfect, you might as well enjoy what you’re doing. You might as well have fun!”She also added,“Just because…

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lately.

Yesterday was a pretty rough day for me health-wise.I started feeling pretty sick, and wasn’t sure how I would be able to hold up in dance class.Not gonna lie, I considered skipping.But I love it so much that I figured I’d go, and if I had to take it easy or bow out early, I’d…

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Get Dedicated.

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that My goal is to get on pointe. Not just get on pointe, but to eventually succeed on pointe. I started back in dance at the age of 23 with the goal of getting on pointe by 25–two years.Now, in the moment, two years seemed like forever…

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