I took a hiatus from dance. Time and money needed to go to other places so I've been out for several months. Tonight classes resumed from Christmas break and I was there. I'm back to tap & lyrical. I was scared about how much I'd missed since being gone but luckily they hadn't started the dances for recital so I was no worse off than anyone else.
I am super super excited for the tap routine. I love the song. I love my moment with my Sara. The costumes sound fun. Now if I can get my feet to do what they are supposed to do.
I am less excited about the lyrical routine. I think because a) I don't know the song and b) I haven't seen the costume. I have zero clue what it looks like and if you know me, you know that what I am going to look like in an outfit is super high on my priority list. I'm one of those people that if I don't feel like I look good in something then I don't feel good. No matter who says what; my opinion never changes.
One thing that is different from last year....I will NOT stress out over it. I will have fun. I will do my best. I will fight like hell not to compare myself to others. I will be the best Anne I can be on that stage. Something I learned from last year....just showing up is accomplishment enough. Honestly, a few short years ago I wasn't sure I'd still be around. And to be dancing? My how far I've come.
I will tap my heart out.
I will let go and let the music move me through the lyrical routine.
I will dance.
I will have fun.
I will LIVE!