Jul 16 2012
After attending the Dalylah workshop on Saturday, a friend and I went to get a much-needed dinner (we were starving). I remarked that I felt like I had enough to work on in dance right now. Thinking about that more today, it’s true.
Often times, I would feel overwhelmed with all the things I felt like I should know/be able to do /etc. I take my dance studies fairly seriously, and even though I kept plugging away, there was a bit of lingering feeling that I was barely keeping up. Very rare were the times I was bored or felt unchallenged (probably close to 0). Over the last 2 or so years, things have felt better, that I’m becoming competent. I’m not saying I can do everything perfectly and/or could get away with quitting class, but I feel like I have adequate amount of skill. Additionally, I also have a good idea of what I need to work on and thankfully am in an environment that supports all that. In other words, I have direction and feel like not only am I accomplishing things but there are things to be accomplished, goals for which I can strive.
Part of this I think is related to having a clearer direction and feeling of what I want to do with dance, as well as learning to celebrate what I do well but keeping in mind what I can improve upon.
It’s a great feeling to have.