Do You Still Get Nervous?
I'm not sure if this is a tip or more of a confession...
But have you ever been driving along, blaring the music, having a great hair day, wearing actual clothes that aren't mistaken for gym clothes or pj.'s, the windows are down and you're just singing away?
You're feeling fabulous!
You're feeling awesome!
You're feeling like your check list is completely done, dinner is timed out perfectly in the crock pot, and you have an extra hour before you are needed anywhere!
And then you see your reflection in a store window and realize you're driving a mini van.
Back to reality.
Don't get me wrong... life is still Fabulous. It's just a little different kind of fabulous.
So we just finished a long holiday weekend. This week marks for many people a new chapter. A new grade, a new class, a new school, new students. A new year filled with expectations, hopes and goals. It's an exciting time, an anxious time, and perhaps a little teary time.
As I anticipate the upcoming milestones in my family, (we start officially next week due to a huge school building project) I reflect on all that has happened and what is about to be.
You guys...this year marks my 23rd year teaching dance. (thank goodness for ibuprofen) It marks my 10th year in business as a studio owner, (a bit more ibuprofen) and it marks the very 1st year all my kiddos will be out the door and in school full time. (and thank you coffee & wine) My FIRST YEAR with NO kiddos to juggle during the daytime hours!
How did this happen? I'm only 27! ...ok fine, 41. (Great skincare y'all)
And yet... this year is no exception to the flood of emotions I'm feeling.
I'm super excited that my kiddos are going to start a new year at school, making new friends and learning to work with new teachers and mentors.
I'm anxious about my own personal students & families coming into my door...wanting to do my personal best to help grow in their appreciation for dance and all it has to offer. To this day, after every first class I wonder, "will they come back?"
And finally, I'm a bit of a hot mess when I drive past the high school, knowing that my 14yr. is heading into a very memorable milestone of life...and scared at how fast all of this is happening, knowing full well that it's not going to slow down.
So... how does this relate to dance or being a dance teacher? I don't know. Maybe just knowing that we're doing this together. Wearing the many hats that we all do, on this road of life. Experiencing all the emotions of this fabulous journey.
Wishing you ALL the best as we navigate this new chapter!
With grit and gratitude.
Melissa - Creator of Boogie Fit Curriculum
PS. If you have a new chapter you're starting, I would love to hear about it!