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New blog post is here—complete with pictures!
Last week of classes. There’s a new blog post about it. These were some of the gifts I was given. I’m dog sitting (peep Marble in the background) and was also given a chocolate mint plant in a pot painted by one of my sweet dancers that’s not pictured since it’s at my house, but seriously I have some of the sweetest kids (and moms!) I’m so grateful. ❤️
I saw Dracula this weekend, put on by my company, and wrote a blog post about it! Link is in the bio Thanks, @haeleighkathrynmae for sending me pictures since my brain was gone and I forgot to take any 😂
Not supposed to be doing these but 🤷🏼‍♀️ I can’t remember the last time I attempted a turn, but I was teaching a 6 year old I’ve been doing privates with this year and decided to just give it a whirl. My feet were making such funny sounds it alarmed our office clerk 😂 Ps. My phone is finally replaced! I’ll hopefully have a blog update soon. Stay tuned. ❤️
Great Britain friends, were coming for you!! #Repost @allie_on_pointe with @get_repost ・・・ EXCITING NEWS!! 🤩🇬🇧 • • • If you missed my story, @anothernightatthebarreofficial and I are headed to London (and parts of England) in SEPTEMBER! (Prices were much better than going in May like we had originally planned) SO, if you’re around and want to meet up or take a class or see a ballet, let us know!! We’d LOVE to meet as many of you as possible while we’re there!! Also if you have any suggestions for our trip! We don’t have a whole lot planned yet exactly and as we’ve both been there before we don’t need to do all the main touristy things. #adultballet #adultballetgang #adultballetcommunity #adultballerina
There’s a blog post for you on this fine Friday evening! Link is in the bio. Love you all, and hope you’re all well! 💕

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Mental Strength.

Jilissa has been hitting a certain topic recently.
“Your mind is stronger than your body.”
And, boy, is she right.

I thought I understood this before, but I’m really starting to understand it now.
I have a long way to go. I need to get stronger. I need more flexibility. I need better arches.
All these things I need to work on daily to get to where I’m heading, and sometimes it seems impossible.
My pointe shoes are giving me a really difficult time. My right foot’s big toe gets crammed and starts hurting at the joint really badly. It scares me, I don’t want to press through something if it’s going to be detrimental in the long run. At the same time, I don’t want to make excuses for something I just have to press through.
I noticed the truth in Jilissa’s statement yesterday.
After point class, I noticed the joint didn’t hurt so much, and my arch was feeling like it got more work into it.
These are both great things.
So as we started learning new and complex things I can’t physically do (yet) I kept reminding myself to try my hardest and do it right, even if it didn’t look the best. Don’t cheat and make bad habits from the beginning. Work up to it.
When I didn’t think I could do something, I would just shove the doubt out of the way and try.
It’s amazing what you can do when you tell yourself you can.

I have a lot of improvement that needs to be done, but at least I’m seeing it.
No excuses.
No, “I can’t.”
Those two words are going to be removed from my ballet vocabulary.

I’m only going up from here.

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