Spinning… Spinning

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The 2017-2018 season is quickly coming to an end, and we are mentally/physically preparing ourselves for our last two productions before the curtain closes for the summer. Rehearsals, however, have been delayed, and we now find ourselves trying to whip these shows together before we head back to the theater. On top of all of this chaos, finals week is rapidly approaching…

My brain is spinning…spinning

This is turning into a crazy week!

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The Versatile Blogger Award

It is an honor to have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by one of my followers, Didi. 🙂

“Rules:

Thank the person / blog that indicated it
Include the blog link that nominated your blog for the prize
Select and nominate another 10 blogs to attend:

And write 10 facts about yourself to the person who nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. By participating in this contest you must wear my logo above “blue and pink crown at the beginning of the post.

10 Facts About Me

  1. I have snorkeled in the Florida, Keys
  2. I have a severe music obsession
  3. Outside of the studio, I am actually quite clumsy
  4. I have ridden an ATV and ended up pouring mud out of my boots
  5. I have a major sweet tooth
  6. I have been deep sea fishing and know how to bait my own hook
  7. I am in the process of earning my drivers license
  8. I have been dancing since I was 7 years old
  9. Camping is physically and mentally therapeutic for me
  10. I love traveling and being outdoors

I nominate all of my followers/readers who wish to participate! Be sure to paste the link to your post in the comments section so that your responses can be read and recognized. Thanks again to Didi!

Midweek Madness

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One heck of a lot of work. Two dead pairs of pointe shoes. Three full show run throughs… These last three days have taken a lot of effort to plow through, and we are mentally preparing ourselves to be back in the theater Friday night.

This has been our week so far:

One hour we are drowning in the lake of countless other swans, and the next, we are royally waltzing across the courtroom to greet Princess Aurora. Then, we face an immediate tempo change to rehearse our guest choreographed modern pieces. Every now and then, we are given spare time in an open studio to practice understudied roles or to go over choreography that occasionally slips the brain.

*We have one day left in the studio… Am I the only one who finds that insane?

When something is important enough… ~Elon Musk

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When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

~Elon Musk

Do whatever it takes… It doesn’t matter who you are or what your dream is. If it is important enough to you, you will find a way to make it happen (despite ANY obstacles that may stand in your way). Make the most of every opportunity that you have to get closer to your goal. That clock is advancing… Are you?

Determination. Hard work. Strength. Passion.

Happy Friday! 🙂

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!