Is A Blog Right 4 You?

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Backstage shot of me in Coppelia.

Lately, I have received many questions about blogging by quite a bit of people! Therefore, I thought that it might be beneficial to post my top four most frequently asked questions to help you find out if a blog is right for you… I just want to note that I have answered these questions based off of MY experience and MY opinions; not everyone will agree with my responses, and that is okay!! If you are a blogger or have experience with blogging, feel welcome to place your personal opinions/ answers in the comment section.

1- I really want to begin a blog, but I just don’t have much time to post.

This is a common misconception that stops a lot of people from starting a blog. Let me just get straight to the point, YOU DON’T HAVE TO POST EVERYDAY! In fact, I know some great bloggers that only post once a week, only on weekends, or even just once a month! It is your blog and your schedule, so you can do whatever works best for you!! 🙂

2-I am new to blogging, but I can’t ever seem to come up with some good post ideas…

To be honest, I sometimes have trouble coming up with interesting things to write about too! Luckily, the internet has saved me from this blank phase many times, and there are multiple websites that list 100+ great blog post ideas… My secret is out, can you keep it?

3-I am not good at writing, so I feel like I would be a terrible blogger…

Well, I have to admit that I was not (and still am not) very good at writing. No one expects you to be 100% flawless; it isn’t reality. Secondly, writing and practicing regularly can actually help you improve your writing skills! So, why wouldn’t you want to start a blog?

4- What is the best advice that you have for new bloggers?

The best advice that I can give is to just always be aware of the publicity of your blog and always be very cautious about what you post; you never know who may be on the other side of the screen… This isn’t to discourage you, but it is important to always keep this in mind! Lastly, don’t become overly obsessed with the number of followers and likes that you receive. It is true that you will go through a constant cycle of followers, and you may not get a lot of likes on some posts. However, you are initially blogging for YOU! Don’t let the number of likes that you receive dictate what you post about! Enjoy blogging and post about what you want to, whether it is interesting or not! 🙂 Remember to HAVE FUN!!

I hope that this Q & A post helped cleared up some confusion about blogging, and maybe even inspired you to start your own! Let me know if you have any other questions that I have not answered. Thanks for reading!

Painting on Water

I saw this video, and I couldn’t help but share!! Watching Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ being painted on water is absolutely astonishing and incredible. I was left speechless and truly inspired; I hope that you all have a similar experience!  Enjoy and please share your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

We Made it!

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“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”

~Bern Williams

After a long, hectic week of endless studying and school… rehearsals and dance…

We have finally made it to the week that everyone has been looking forward to…. SPRING BREAK HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!! Enjoy this gorgeous weather, and treat yourself right. Have a lovely break! 🙂

Success IS Mental

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Photo from the aquarium 2017 (Maysa)

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t- You’re Right.

~Henry Ford

I have been told this ALL MY LIFE, but I had never actually believed it. How could success be mental? Isn’t it physical? What does this even mean? Throughout the past year, I have discovered the truth in these wise words…

*I think back to November when I had to perform a difficult turn onstage. Out of all of the rehearsals, I had only successfully landed the turn ONCE before I had to take it to the lights. On the day of the show, I was terrified that I was going to fall in front of such a big audience. However, my attitude completely changed when I reached the spiraling moment. I told myself, “I am going to do this, and I CAN do this”. Without hesitation, I took off and landed that turn without fail! Was it just pure luck? It couldn’t have been, because I did the same thing with each of my 4 shows and landed them all! How is that for some mental success?

I am not going to bore you all with my large list of mental-success connections from this season, but my point is that you can do a lot more than you think you can! Sometimes all it takes is a really tough situation to prove to yourself that you CAN do it and you WILL achieve it, as long as you BELIEVE it. 🙂  Happy Saturday guys!

Studio to Theater

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Rehearsal season is back up and running at full speed again. Typically, our schedules get super packed around October and March, as we prepare to be back under the lights… I am always MENTALLY ready to be onstage, but PHYSICALLY is another story… It has been almost a full month since I have stepped in that theater; I am already missing it, but our dances still need to be finished.

From Night of Variations Showcase, Beauty and The Beast Ballet, competitions, and festivals, let’s end this season strong on MAYSA ROSE. 🙂 I am thrilled to bring you all along with me, from studio to theater. Thanks for all the support guys!

Go ‘GREEN’ or Go Home!

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You heard me!! GO ‘GREEN’ OR GO HOME!! Happy Saint.Patrick’s Day everyone! Don’t forget to wear something green today! 🙂

Today’s wardrobe: Green eye shadow, green earrings, green ribbon for my bun, and green leotard… Lots of green. Join me!

Hence I cannot be silent, and indeed I ought not to be, about the many blessings and the great grace which the Lord has deigned to bestow upon me.

~Saint Patrick