Sunday, April 12, 2015

time is weird, right?

Im sitting at work this morning, thinking of how strange it is that today is April 12th, 2015. How can it be that we are already this far into the year? You know when you make plans and look forward to a thing and then wait and wait and it seems forever away, and then its like you blink and the thing has come and past? I feel like that is what this year has been so far. I have been MIA from posting in this blog because there have been so many moments that I was looking forward to and wanted to write about and share then quickly they started whizzing by without me even fully realizing that they were here. Staibdance premiered Attic in January and it was one of the most amazingly powerful performance experiences I have had.
Staibdance "Attic" photo by Jacobs Creative
We had wonderful reviews and were able to present excerpts of it at UGA and at American College Dance Association.
I began teaching yoga more consistently and have really grown to love it. It was terrifying teaching at my home studio the first few times, I had all this anxiety because I wanted to do so well, but then quickly realized that this studio of all the places I should feel the least nervous because all of our staff and students are like my family. It felt amazing to be surrounded and supported and encouraged as a new teacher.
Just this past week, I took a big leap of faith into the full path of yoga and dance by quitting my nanny job. I really had to take a long look at my finances and plan and think, but at the end of the day I have to remember that space needs to be opened for something else to come in.
Tomorrow I start a new project with T Lang, and I couldn't be more excited. I will be in rehearsal every day for the next 2 weeks and get to focus fully on dancing and teaching yoga and practicing. The life I envisioned when I moved to Atlanta almost 3 years ago. I know it won't be forever - and the struggles will continue, but I feel all the things shifting and moving in the right direction.
 I am planning my big European trip this summer and I am filled with joy and anticipation as I look over travel guides and make lesson plans for my yoga classes I will teach while there. It's funny though, I started planning this whole trip last year while feeling lonely and filled with wanderlust knowing I could drop most things for a little while and put my life on hold, then the exact moment the year turned to 2015 and I made peace with being a lone gypsy all year, I met someone who is wonderfully amazing and making me already miss Atlanta before I have left. But I am a full believer that things happen when they should and all will work out beautifully. All good things are worth waiting for, and then the work is to be present in the moment after all the waiting to enjoy and experience and live.

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