I know it's a little strange to go off on a ballet tangent so close to my novel's release, but I had to share my excitement about finally fulfilling a lifelong goal of mine.
There was a time in my Senior year when I choreographed a ballet number for the ward talent show and was thrilled to finally perform. Sadly though, the CD with my music on it was accidentally ruined at the last minute, and I didn't get to dance in the show. Time went on, life became busy, and I never returned to ballet.
However, at the beginning of this year I decided I wanted to go back and carry out the goal that I had set so long ago. It was a time sensitive goal, so I felt an even greater push to work quickly at it. It was very hard to get my technique up to par, and the pain of pointe shoes was SEVERE (I won't lie, part of my bone has shifted in my foot). But I finally was given the chance to perform en pointe.
This weekend I got to be the flame fairy in Sleeping Beauty as well as a swan in Swan Lake. Also, as usual I went picture crazy. I felt like I needed evidence that I actually performed on pointe.
I am so grateful to finally have been given this opportunity, and I feel blessed to have a husband who supports my different dreams and goals in life.
What are some of your dreams or goals that you are working towards?