One of my new year's resolutions (I make several) was to get my ass back on a stage this year. I grew up dancing, but I hadn't performed in 6 years. My roommate, Tamara is a co-founder ofThe Moving Collective, which is a collection of choreographers that get together, stage pieces, and hold performances twice a year. She's been trying to get me to join for a while now and this year I decided was the time to get after it.
It's nearly impossible for me to commit to a dancer's rehearsal schedule with my busy travel schedule, but she decided to set a piece for just the two of us and we were able to rehearse whenever we could fit it in. Tamara and I met and danced together at our performing arts high school, (yes, like Fame) and it's been 11 years since we last shared a stage.
Even though I was only able to be in this one piece,
it felt so good to be on stage again
AND even better to be sharing that stage with T.
Here are some photos of us in her piece.
New Year's Resolution, check.
New Facebook photo, check.
Do you have a passion that you haven't connected with in a while?
It's hard to get back in the habit, but once you do it's feels like coming home.
I'm really glad I was born. I've had a kick-ass life so far, with very few regrets, and no what-ifs.
I really only plan on becoming more kick-ass as I age. I'm not upset about getting older at all.
We'll see if I still feel that way at 40... ; )
Thanks to Jennifer "Hardcore" for my sah-weet Birthday Princess crown and wand yesterday at bootcamp. She's the BOMB.
She even gave me a Ring Pop. A Ring Pop! It was amazing. Even though it didn't fit on my finger...
Does anybody else accidently write their birth date when trying to write the actual date on your `birthday? Happens to me every year.
I love Facebook on your birthday. Messages pouring in all day... Feeling the love, for sure.
I really love having Facebook friends in Asia and Australia. The messages pour in starting the night before. Thank you date line.
My favorite cake is Pillsbury Funfetti Cake with Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip icing. It's heaven in your mouth. My roomie is making me one tonight!!!
Every year, at least for the last 3 years, we've gone to a water park for my birthday. It's so much fun to run around like a 10 year old with all your friends. We'll be doing that next weekend.
I was supposed to be in Toledo today but my trip got cancelled at the last minute so I'm still in bed. Hey-ell yes.
The only problem is that I didn't plan anything to celebrate today since I thought I'd be gone. But I don't really feel like planning anything. Thoughts on what I should do?
photo by Susane Pata. I'm pretty sure my fly is down.
Thank you, Sarah for awesome flowers this morning!
I'll be heading to Greece one month from now! Yeow!!!
Does anybody else feel they should have their ish together by a certain age? I'm at that age now and while I feel like I've gotten most of my ish together, I still feel like a few other things should be done by now... like a substantially bigger savings account for one. ; )
Every year on my birthday I make my fitness class participants do X number of reps for everything depending on how old I am that year... e.g. 25 years old, 25 lunges per set. It's fun. ; )
Take this into consideration if you ever come to my class on my birthday.
Believe me, you'll know it's my birthday ahead of time. I usually start counting down a month in advance.
I do have a long walk/run planned with this guy though... he loves my birthday. It means he gets treats too.
Note the grass stain on his forehead. This is from him diving, headfirst, into bushes/grass/woods at top speed. Cracks me up every time... especially 'cause it's still there from two days ago. Guess we'll be getting a bath today for my birthday as well.
What's your favorite way to celebrate your birthday, but keep it mellow?
Have a great weekend, everybody!
*bonus points to anybody that can guess my age*
*WITHOUT looking in the archives at my bday post from last year*
My friends call me Flashdance. I'm a dancer, climber, hiker, worker-outer, mover and shaker. You can usually tell what I'm thinking/feeling by what my body's doing at that particular moment. Laughing makes me happy, as do board games. I like being barefoot... except if I've got some great, new heels.