…What if…

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What if… What if…

I am constantly asking myself what if…

WHAT IF, I stop asking what if?

I would stop drowning in worry, thoughts of uncertainty, and I would have the confidence to follow my heart. What if…

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Snow Queen

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The feeling you get when everyone is watching you is unbelievable…

The feeling you get when you guide the audience through your adventure on an icy tale is indescribable.

The feeling you get when you take a bow as the principle dancer is absolutely incredible,

but the feeling you get when that curtain goes down for the very last time is beyond words.

I don’t even have words that come close to expressing how awesome it felt to dance Gerda. Ever since I was a little girl, it was my dream to land a leading role in a ballet, but I never thought that this dream would come true when it did. Through it all, my friends are the real reason that I was able to pull off a great weekend. From the second the cast list came out to my final bow, they were all there cheering me on… They gave me the strength and confidence that I never thought I had. This experience was better than I had ever imagined, and I will never forget Snow Queen 2017.

Perfection

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“I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.”

~Drake

Why do we spend so much time obsessing about mistakes and being afraid of failure? We place so much unnecessary pressure on ourselves to do things perfectly all the time that we ruin experiences that could be filled with so much joy and happiness. There is never going to be a moment that we are completely flawless, and it is unrealistic to expect ourselves to be. It is important to do the best in everything we can (school, work, dance, life), but we shouldn’t beat ourselves up about every little mistake. Enjoy being YOURSELF. Enjoy Life. Enjoy these fleeting moments, because they don’t last forever. Goodnight everyone. 🙂

Studio Scoop

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Are you ready for the latest update on Snow Queen??

After a full day of rehearsals yesterday, we are officially 98% completed with the entire ballet. Knowing that we will be in the theater in less than two weeks is quite nerve wracking, so we are all taking advantage of every rehearsal that we can get (there aren’t many left!)

Most ordinary people don’t realize how many hours of hard work goes into a performance, and they don’t know how much sweat we wear to give them that magical experience. Every step… every breath… every lift… every pair of pointe shoes… Despite of it all, it is an experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I enjoy every moment that I have to dance this incredible art form, because it doesn’t last forever. Even though our bodies eventually stop loving ballet, the love in our hearts lasts a lifetime…

*My friend took this photo during yesterday’s rehearsals.

The Parakeet Post #2

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” I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I’m surrounded by angels, but I call them friends.”

~Pamela Daranjo

It has been awhile since our last parakeet post!! I hope this is a sweet return to the blog. Kiwi and Olive have missed you all, and they are so glad to be posting again. We have a lot of funny photos that will be up very soon! We cannot wait to share them with all of you. 🙂 Have a fantastic friday!

The Fall Tag!!!

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I am so pleased to participate in this lovely fall tag that was created by one of my wonderful followers, Maggie! Maggie is a regular visitor on Maysa Rose, and she always places a smile on my face with her sweet comments. I try to stop by her blog, Dreaming of Guatemala, as frequent as my schedule will allow. Be sure to read a few of her posts before you leave!!! https://dreamingofguatemala.com/

The Fall Tag

Rules:

  • Put the tag badge and rules in your post.
  • Answer the 10 fall-related questions.
  • Tag at least 5 other bloggers to join in the fun!

“everyone answers the same 10 questions, then passes it on to all the other fall-loving bloggers they know. xx If you’d like to participate in this tag, comment ‘Tag me!’ down below, and you’re in!

1)What’s your favorite fall outfit?

This question is actually almost impossible for me to answer, because I am not much of a fashionista… To be completely honest, I am in ballet attire 98% of the time that I am out of the house.

2) What is fall weather like where you live?

The weather gets very cool and windy throughout the fall season. I call it the season of “dancing leaves”, because the wind sends the leaves spiraling across the sky.

3) Your favorite drink to have in the fall?

Again, this question is super difficult for me to respond to. Unfortunately, water is almost all that I drink due to the amount of time that I spend in the studio.

4) Does your family have any fall traditions? If so, what are they?

Absolutely! About a week from Halloween, my family hosts a chili cook-off for our neighbors, friends, and family. Everyone discretely brings their chili in their dishes, and everyone votes on their favorite. The winner receives the Chili Champ Trophy and a gift card. After dinner, we all carve our pumpkins and light them up at dusk. I LOVE being a part of this celebration.

5) What are some activities and events you enjoy going to in the fall months?

I love going to the apple orchard with my family, and I also enjoy picking pumpkins near Halloween. Did I mention Homecoming????? 🙂

6) What’s your favorite fall-scented candle?

I don’t really have a favorite fall-scented candle…

7) Tell us about one of your favorite fall memories.

Oh, goodness… I don’t even know!! From homecoming, the chili cook-off, all of the years trick or treating, my baby sister’s first time at the apple orchard, I have a lot of wonderful memories! I can’t even choose one over the rest!

8) What are some fall movies you enjoy watching?

I actually can’t even remember the last time that I had time to sit down to watch a movie, aside from last night. I am sorry for all of my boring responses!!

9) What’s your favorite fall treat?

I am obsessed with candy corn, hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, and caramel apples… I pretty much like every fall treat that you throw at me. 😉

10) If you celebrate Halloween, what is the best costume you’ve worn?

Ooooh, I think that my vampire costume from sixth grade is definitely one of the top costumes that I have worn for Halloween. I have to thank my mom for helping me with that incredible makeup. It was a great year.

I implore every single one of my followers to participate in this awesome activity! I would love to read your posts, so please share your Fall Tag with all of us in the comments section below! Happy Fall everyone!

30 Days

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TODAY…. I have 30 days until my premier of Snow Queen.

Mentally, I am ready to step onto that stage right now to feel the lights make my heart glow, unleashing everlasting rays of happiness and joy that sends the audience up out of their seats. I hope to give the audience the Christmas experience that they came for and become a memorable part of their Christmas celebration. 🙂 Physically, however, my brain is overflowing with steps and my muscles are slowly transforming into noodle-like material, replacing the instrumental quality that use to guide my dancing. Despite of all of the rehearsal time, we still have tons of dances that need to be finished/started! It is 30 days away, and the countdown has begun. 30 days… Just 30 days…