– September –

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“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sun burnt leaves.”

~Unknown

September has arrived, and the first day of fall is right around the corner. I always look forward to the cool evenings, savory spices, and vibrant colors every year. The “small things” like falling leaves remind me to pause for a moment and breathe in the midst of all of the chaos. The fall semester is certainly stressful, but the autumn season really helps offset that tension because it is so beautiful.

I have created this month’s playlist for you guys, so I figured I would just release it now. I hope you enjoy, and happy September!

  • Dark Green by Children of Indigo
  • Rollercoaster by Bleachers
  • It Goes On by Zac Brown & Sir Rosevelt
  • Good Things Fall Apart by Illenium & Jon Bellion
  • Next Year by Donovan Woods
  • So Far Away by Staind
  • That Old Truck by Thomas Rhett
  • More I See by S. Carey
  • Suit and Jacket by Judah & the Lion

What are you listening to this month? Do you enjoy autumn? What is your favorite thing about this time of year? Can you believe 2019 is almost over? Thanks for reading!

R-e-s-t

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No matter how much I love the studio, it is always so relieving to get a break… However, after two or three days off:

I yearn to return to the barre

I think about each second I spend off and dread the thought of wasting precious time… I watch as the clock ticks and regret not practicing to the tock. Anger rises up inside of me, and I shake with anxiety. “I must dance. I have to dance. I am going to dance. I WILL dance!”

On the other hand, I have learned that it is important to rest and take time off to let your body recover from the stress of everyday… Pushing yourself too hard for too long leads to injury, which will make you rest for a lot longer than just one week…

Rest… Rest my darling… Rest up now… Take advantage of this break now….