It’s 8am here, and I had an urge to write. I’ve been sick with the flu for the last couple of days and I unfortunately can’t do much besides attending weekly ballet classes (which I still do even though I am sick!) You might have noticed I have changed my site name and username too! There is a good reason for this.
Although Ballet is a big part of my life I don’t think I can possibly live in just the “Ballet World.” I think it’s important to look at other aspects of life that may be of interest to different people. I would like to convey this artistic and creative side of me that not only includes Ballet but also other things which include my life, uni, photography and other hobbies I have like health and fitness, inspiring posts and other lifestyle things like travel <3.
Lately, I have been watching a lot of TEDtalks, many of which discuss topics like self discovery, career, dreams and success. Of the many talks a quote that stuck with me is
“You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
this quote really stuck with me and I think it relates to a lot of people out there too. For me it is to do with my love of dance. I don’t want to be pessimistic or wishful but I think a classical ballet career would not be something I can fulfil in the future considering my age or my technical ability as of now. I think my mindset has kind of changed and now I am accepting of the fact that it may not be a professional life I would be able to have but an art that will stay with me through life. Really looking inside of me, into my authentic self has really gave me more relief than I thought. Now, I am not stressed in class to do everything right. I can take it easy and go at my own pace. Who knows there might be a possibility of me taking on a career in a contemporary ballet company or a small ballet company. 😉I truly believe if dance is for me then there is always a way for it to fit into my life despite adversities.
“Never stop believing because miracles happen every day.”
this is where this quote comes into play. Life is so unexpected and even miracles take a little time to happen. 😉I was waiting outside my studio for class to start he other day when a little girl made me realize how I have already achieved my dream: “Look there are the ballerinas!” (or something along the lines of that). In my mind I was thinking: “No, only professionally, and technically sound dancers can be called Ballerinas!” But then not a lot of people know that and it made my day. 🙈😝People already seem me as a ballerina… It made me remember why Ballet is in my life. Not because of the glamour or the final performance but for the progress you achieve everyday (although I kind of hate and love it at the same time!😂)How about you, do you love the process too?
There you go my friends an honest revelation into my thoughts and doubts that I have had for quite a while…
Certainly don’t be discouraged by my view in ballet, I am still hopeful for the future. After all, isn’t happiness all we want in life? To be able to dance everyday is a blessing I feel everyday.
Lots of love,
Maymen (this is actually my full name but I went by May- to keep it more anonymous but now I feel like I want to be more open in my future posts!) 👍🏼Happy Monday!🌞
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