It may be a little late in this dreaded Monday, but it’s never too late for a little pick-me-up. This is a little something to keep in mind, friends…
It’s all about a little switch in perspective :)
Fear not friends, I’m back! And what a perfect way to restart my blogging than a Motivational Monday (especially with the ass kicking I received from last week).
Sometimes, it may seem the world is out to get you. Nothing goes right, you start going a little crazy, everybody is on your case, and before you know it…you’re crying hysterically because Starbucks is out of Cool Lime Refreshers. Thats when you know you need to step back and take a breath.
Because life moves on, and there are other Starbucks in this world. When times get crazy, remember to
keep calm and carry on CALM THE F*CK DOWN!!!
This. This is everything. Stop looking for things to make you happy, find it within yourself. And that’s all there is to it.
PS: All this international love is surreal. I’m being read in 16 different countries!! Cray-zay! Let me know where you’re reading from in the comments, I would love to hear from you. Big hugs and kisses to you all! XX
Tonight I got to teach contemporary to a class of hip-hop dancers. And it was beautiful.
My favourite thing in the world is putting your whole soul into choreography, then teaching it and watching different emotions pour out onto the hardwood floor of a studio and into your heart. Sharing, growing, inspiring…is there anything more rewarding as a dancer?? Dance is such an interactive art. Oh the feels!!!
In a way, dance is like the perfect best friend. Always there when you need to let off steam, cry your eyes out, or even just goof around. Dance is a way to channel all your energy, whether its negative or positive, into something beautiful. I don’t just love to dance, I love dance.
When you can just feel sadness coursing though your veins, feel happiness guiding your legs across the floor, or see someone’s struggle just through their movement…that is what I live for. I’ve never been the best technical dancer, and unless your Hayden Hopkins, most of us probably aren’t either. But by dancing, if you can take your whole heart, everything you’ve ever felt, and place it in the palm of your hands and offer it up without hesitation…thats more valuable than even the longest lines and most gorgeous arches.
As I dancer, I am definitely not be perfect. But my flaws allow me to trace every movement with a piece of my soul. And I am no longer there to impress you, but rather to show you who I am. And I love being able to do that.
So I would just like to say thank you. To the perfect best friend I’ve had since 3 years old, to my emotional release, to dance. Thank you, for letting me be who I truly am.
I love Space Jam too, kid, I love Space Jam too.
Winter blues have gotten me yet again! Last week I posted about my California dreams (sigh), and that only made things worse. Sitting at home, cold and shivery from the walk home, bundled up to my eyeballs in blankets and studying my big, fat psych textbook made me seriously nostalgic for the sunshine. Because for me, with the sun comes the ocean washing away all of my worries, a reminder of a carefree childhood, a freedom from the stress of reality. With the sun, comes peace.
Something can be said for the dreamers that can transport themselves anywhere, without needing to actually relocate. It’s a beautiful mentality, to be able to dream a dream so real that it becomes reality for that little while, and totally removes you from the present. This is what I’m striving for!
Really, a way to find inner peace. As stupid and ‘look-at-me-i-do-yoga‘ as it sounds…imagine being able to never need anything, because you have everything you need with you in that moment. (It’s so tough writing about things like this without sounding like a loony, travelling gypsy freak. I promise I’m not.)
So far, it’s been a struggle distancing myself from the pulls of reality and really give myself time to let my imagination loose. And it’s going to take some time to have the power to let go (a skill totally underrated and underestimated). But just by taking a few breaths of fresh air every now and then, I am learning to find peace in the most chaotic situations. And that’s what it is all about.
There you have it, your first real look into my deep/philosophical side. I can get really into topics of inspiration and self-improvement, as I feel its an important part of growing as a person and coping with struggle. While I love to be silly and happy, a little thing called life sometimes happens. And when life does give you pain and heartbreak, finding eternal sunshine can help turn that into something beautiful!
Enough of my rambling though, until next time…
(first photo: credit to 1107photography, thank you for the beautiful photo and spark of inspiration!)