Internet Issues…

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GREAT NEWS!!!!!

Internet issues have been solved, so I can finally post for the very first time on my little desk in the dorm!!!!!! I have missed you all so much, and I can’t wait to catch up on all of the beautifully written posts that I have been unable to read. I also have a few new followers that I want to happily welcome to Maysa Rose!

I am super happy to start actively posting again, and I hope that you all have a wonderful evening! 🙂

Season 2016-17 Ends!

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From The Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Night of Variations Showcase, an in-state dance festival/performance, Beauty and The Beast, to ‘The College Project’, it has been a very busy season!!! I am so thankful to have been blessed with this wonderful opportunity to dance with such amazing people, and I am so thankful for all of my wonderful followers who have supported me throughout this year. I also want to thank my mom and dad SO MUCH for making this possible for me.. I don’t know where I would be without them.💗

Thank you ALL! The season 2016-17 has officially closed, but the work of a dancer is never complete; summer intensives are right around the corner…

Blog Award!!!

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I am pleased to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Ballet Basics on https://ballet182.wordpress.com/

The rules of this award:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 blogs.

5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.

6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

My 11 questions:

1: When/why did you start blogging?

I actually began this blog in 2013, but I haven’t been actively blogging for that long. I took a break from posting for almost two full years before I came back around mid-2015. To be honest, I don’t really remember why I FIRST started blogging… 

2: What is your favorite thing to do?

Dance!! I love being able to express myself through my movements, and the power/ joy that I feel when I am onstage is not even explainable! It is the most incredible feeling, and nothing else makes me feel the way that I do when I perform.

3: If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?

I have always thought Paris would be an incredible place to visit…

4: Who inspires you?

New York City Ballet’s Ashley Bouder!!!!!!

5: What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is definitely my mother’s homemade chicken and dumpling soup! She is absolutely outstanding at cooking this, and it has always been one of my personal favorites.

6: What is your favorite color?

PURPLE!!! 🙂

7: If you could be anyone for one day who would it be?

I think that it would be cool to step into Sara Lane’s shoes for the day, literally. 😉 I think that it would be pretty amazing to dance as a soloist for the American Ballet Theatre. She is such an inspiring dancer, and I would love to be her for the day.

8: Are you a morning or night person?

I would definitely say that I am a morning person, (once I pull myself up out of bed and resist that snooze button). 

9: Favorite vacation?

Visiting Key West, Florida has to be one of my most favorite vacations!!

10: Most exciting moment in your life?

One of the most exciting moments in my life was the day that I held my baby sister for the very first time…

11: What scares you the most?

I think one of my biggest fears is something bad happening to me or someone I love. I hope that my loved ones continue to be happy and healthy for years to come. 🙂

11 random facts about me

1. I scored High Honors on my American Ballet Theatre exam, 2015

2.  I have two dogs

3. I love going to the beach

4. I placed 8th and scored high gold in Universal Ballet Competition, 2016

5. I use to play the piano

6. I have been home schooled since 7th grade

7. My favorite subject in school is science

8. I performed with the Moscow City Ballet Nutcracker, 2016

9. My favorite season is spring

10. Photography has always been a hobby of mine

11. I have a music obsession…

And now, the moment that everyone has been waiting for… I NOMINATE:

1: https://clumsyandsilly.wordpress.com/

2: https://inspirationalsteve.com/

3: https://adashofjhaee.wordpress.com/

4: https://hitherandyond.wordpress.com/

5: https://untraveledroutes.wordpress.com/

6:  https://bloomingballerina.wordpress.com/

7: https://didisvgp.wordpress.com/

8: https://estersgblog.com/

9: https://maniparna.com/

10: https://amummyfirst.wordpress.com/

11: https://thesnowmeltssomewhere.wordpress.com/

YOUR Questions (if you were one of the 11 ^)

  1. How did you come up with your blog name, and why did you choose it?
  2. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  3. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? Why?
  4. What is one of your biggest habits?
  5. What is your top goal in life?
  6. Do you have any pets?
  7. What is your dream job?
  8. Would you rather fly or drive, if you were given a long-distance transportation option?
  9. Name two things that you absolutely HATE!
  10. Name two things that you absolutely LOVE!
  11. What is your favorite holiday?

Again, I am super thankful to have been nominated by Ballet Basics! I really enjoyed participating in this fun award, and I cannot wait to read my nominee’s responses. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your day everyone; thanks for reading this very long post!

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!