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Happy NEW  Year! 

Yes!  2019?  Do you remember when this date seemed like it was forever away?  Yes... I'm dating myself a bit.  But here we are.

It's the New Year and I'm sure yoy've got a list of Goals or Desires for 2019. I know I do.  

Today is Wednesday, January 9th.  And this is when those New Years Goals may start to fall to the side or get all up in your face difficult. 

But I must share what I woke up to this morning.  On my daily calendar from one of my favorite people, Jen Sincer…

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What's Your 1 Word?

So here we are!  The last weeks of 2018!

(And it's totally ok if you are thinking FINALLY.)

The week before Winter break is always so intense.  I recently came upon this cute picture and am using this week in my social media posts. I just had to share! 


I hope you can laugh, only because it's true right?  BUT, hopefully the added "to do items" bring a smile on your face, because for the most part... they are "fun."  I know I'm a bit biased because being a mama does add a little magic int…

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10 Steps to Start 2019 STRONG!

It's December 11th today! 


We have about 21 days yet to the end of  the year, and for some, the thought of throwing in the towel sounds lovely.  

"Put a fork in me. I'm done."

Whatever business goals have been set for 2018 are done. And, if they didn't quite hit the mark, they will go on the list for 2019.


I'm there. 

I get it.  There are a couple goals that I'm slightly irritated about putting on the "2019 Goal List" yet again.

You know that insanity quote... "keep doing …

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Why you must get up... AGAIN.

So... Did anyone else have a tough week last week?

I'm actually still a little sore about it, so I'm gonna tread lightly. 

Last week was the first week back after Thanksgiving, and let's just say it felt "off" from the moment I started my Monday which started waaaay too early. (I had a red eye from Seattle at 12:32am.)

I don't know about you, but I was a bit melancholy. I couldn't place my finger on why.  The Holiday weekend was awesome, so I basically was chalking it up to a little pity par…

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Are You Making this 1 Mistake?

We're back after a beautiful long weekend in the States and I have been thinking about this post for a few weeks.  So it might come across a little bossy. 

I'm not usually confrontational. 

I like avoid those awkward moments and just quietly walk away.   But as a business owner, I see this happening, and I wanna kinda yell out,

"You're missing an Opportunity!"

So I'm "yelling it out" here. 

I hope you can hear me :)

And before I rant, I need to tell you that after seeing the mistake other…

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One Thing You Need to Remember...


Happy Thanksgiving! 

(and to those of you who aren't states side... Thanks for checkin' in.)

It's my favorite holiday.  Family, Friends and lots of great Food... and a simple, but so important theme.

Give. Thanks. 

I'm going to breathe that in and out this matter what "dramatics" happen.  And let's face it... there are usually some hi-jinx and mayhem when you bring family, friends, and a huge feast that needs to all be timed out and presented "perfectly." 

And thank goodness for it…

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Step Up, Step In or...Step Out.

It's not about Perfect... It's about EFFORT. And when YOU implement that effort into your life _ Every. Single. Day. That's where TRANSFORMATION happens. That's how CHANGE occurse. Keep Going. Remember WHY You starte (2)

What just happened to you when you read that?  Was it an "Oooooohhhh" or an "Ahhhh," or was it an "Ouch." 

Have you ever had those days, or weeks, or months... or God for bid, years... of "I'm sick and tired of spinning my wheels. Is this even really worth it?" 




Then hopefully, we see a little flicker of hope and we can keep on keeping on.  Because we're entrepreneurs.

(plus, we HAVE to be glass half full...'cuz a lot of this work is NOT like our Instagram grid.) 

You see y'all, a f…

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So...What do Plie's and Cows have in Common?


Last week was Halloween, y'all. 

Last week was scary. 

Crazy scary. 

Like, UN. BE. LIEVE. A. BLE. 

Last week I hit personal goals that I've dreamed about.  And then I hit goals I didn't even know I had. And because of that... I feel I need to stop, and pause...breathe...and be thankful.

Annnnd, introduce myself! 

There are a WHOLE LOTTA new peeps checking out this blog, so I wanna make sure you all feel... well,  welcome. 

I'm Melissa to most people.  Miss Melissa to my students.  Mama to…

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Miss Melissa... why are you crying?


I lost it.  

It's the ballet portion of my littles combo class, and put on my "Possible Recital Songs" playlist and "She used to be mine" by Sara Bareilles came on. 'Nough said.  If you know the song, seriously... heart wrenching. 

But as we were doing our plies and tendu's, our normal little ballet time, all of a sudden this mama/dance teacher got all emotional... and not the dramatic happy, jumping up and down and being silly dramatics.  I had big alligator tears about to pour out of …

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Retention... and I'm not talking water.

We're full on into the season, school year, routine of Fall.  We're all starting to let our hair down a bit.  But hold steady to those reigns my friends...or you don't know where that horse will go!'s Halloween week y'all.

I've experienced it in my studio.  A little more chatter, a little more looking out the window, a little more telling you about their latest lost tooth....again.  Pulling them back into focus isn't the hard part. We have little tricks to do that.  

The ha…

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