Thursday, June 18, 2009

When I started my dance degree at University I began wanting my life to be outside the norm. When I was younger I took loads of dance and gymnastics classes. Two of my sister's did as well. I know it was a pretty penny for my mom but she wanted us to be of part of good things. As I began a serious study of dance in college I noticed that I had been very blessed and that this wasn't the case for many.

Before Jason and I were dating he came over to my house one day and we had our first conversation. It was kind of a "get to know you" one and we expressed what we wanted to do with our studies. I remember telling him my dream of teaching dance to kids that wouldn't normally have the chance. . . he told me about a non profit group that he had started with his friend. We remained friends and that was that. Little did we know that one day we would be married and that each of us would be able to realize our dreams of non profit work in our fields of study.

My life is very real, normal and annoying at times but it's mine and I love it. I put my dreams out there and the stars were listing. I change diapers and get mad (Jason and Bridget can tell you that as well). I stress about things that don't matter. I cry easily. I'm totally scared of worms. I love. I love getting hugs from my babies. I love to dance with women from all over the world. They are just like me. They are me. We are one. There is something about art and the art of dancing together that fills my soul. Tonight I performed with the Maryhill Integration Network and the piece was a mix of contemporary dance and cultural dances that move me.

I think about when we will be leaving and I know that the hardest part will be saying good bye to the women, my sisters, at the MiN.

I wanted my life to be fulfilling and it is.


Nichelle said...

Beautifully stated. Thanks for sharing your heart!

Megan and Vinny said...

you are one of my most favorite people and i am so happy that you are in such a good place. you are so blessed and really deserve that!

kisses, megan

Gian and Andrea said...


dreams are amazing... real dream... not the fake kind. sometimes I think we think we created them when really i think maybe they were planted there by someone wise and kind. Its exciting when they work out but it was probably the plan all along and we are rewarded for having the courage and faith to follow.
thanks for sharing

pcottontail said...

It is so good that you are doing something you love. I think that is very rare that people actually get that opportunity (or make that opportunity) and are happy with their work!

You are my tender sweet soul-sister.

charles said...

that was me, your sister.

paigemoe said...

You are such a beautiful writer. I love your sweet heart!!!