always be amazing

Always be amazing, a reminder

It seems a wee bit hokey. Maybe a little bit Dr. Phil. But mantras and power statements can help you change your mindset. (Julianne Hough even talked about her mantras, briefly, on Dancing with the Stars, if you need a celebrity endorsement…) This project grew out of my personal mantras and post-it reminders when I was …

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Detox, Retox, Hope

My life is an endless cycle of detoxing, retoxing and hoping for the best. Before I left work for my latest five day epidural infusion, I sent my coworkers the following gifs to explain my upcoming absence: Translation: Going to get my wiring fixed up by my doctor with the help of some magic potions so …

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despite the pain, ballet sets me free

Cyborg Ballet

5 (Breathe in.) 6 (Breathe the arms.) 7 (Arms to first.) 8 (Left hand on the bar) So it begins. Slowly at first. Rolling through to demi-pointe. Warming up our feet. Some tendus. Pliés. Up to relevé and bring that foot to passé. Shit. I can’t hold it. I just did that last week. I know I can balance …

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in my dance bag

My dance bag

From the moment I decided that I wanted to dance again, I have been devouring as much dance related content as I can fit in. (Seriously, it has even taken over my Ravelry favorites list in the form of leg warmer knitting patterns…) I found a few blogs that I’ve been reading regularly (I’m so …

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