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Hey all, Happy Hump day! We’re halfway (wow only halfway?) through the week! I am going to visit my bestie this weekend and she has a pool so I cannot wait for a chill weekend with her! Before we can get to the weekend I want to share some thoughts with you all.
I feel like I’ve been talking so much about clothes lately and about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is all great, but not why I started my blog (disclaimer though because there’s a $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway at the end of this!). I love to write and the idea for this post just popped into my head–I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier!
Think about that one thing you love. Not a person or a pet or anything, but maybe a hobby, a passion in other words. For some it’s painting, maybe teaching, maybe fitness or cooking. For me, it’s dancing.
With learning to walk came learning to dance. I was one of those toddlers standing on a hardwood floor in a pink tutu and ballet shoes so small you could fit them on your American Girl Doll. I tried soccer, karate, and basketball, but as I’ve told you guys before, I was not big on the sports (especially anything that involved running). By middle school I quit my swim team, the newest sport I was trying, and stuck to dance until the end of high school. It’s safe to say I’ve literally always danced.
Now when it comes to a passion, like in my case, it’s often something you’ve done forever. Sometimes you can discover it out of the blue later on in life, but that’s not how it was for me. I’ve moved a ton in life, so a few things were always consistent: my family & dancing. Everywhere we moved, I found a studio to dance at.
So, after high school came college. Obviously there was no more high school dance team, and I was too old to compete with a studio. The plan was to dance on a team in college, but I gave that my best shot and it didn’t work out. All throughout my freshman year I felt like something was missing, but I couldn’t quite figure out what it was. A couple months later I realized dancing, which I had done for the past 16 years of my life, was missing.
This is where we can all relate. When life changes (and it always does whether you want it to or not) your passion can get lost with it. I knew I needed to create a space for my dancing to shine through. It didn’t happen instantly, but I knew I had to figure out what it was in the dancing that I could find in other places.
So I auditioned to be a Starcycle instructor where the idea of being ‘on beat’ and jamming to music could shine through. Then later I reconnected with a dance coach from high school and began instructing all types of dance to kiddos, watching them find the love in dance that I did.
The key was creating a new place in my life to let my passion live on, just in a new and different way. I became much happier and felt more joy when adding aspects of dance back into my life! Even if it seems impossible to continue doing what you love, there is always a way if you take a step back and look at it in a new way.
I’d love to know your thoughts on today’s post or any thoughts you have at all! Be sure to enter in the $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway below, hosted by Lili Alessandra! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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