This year I’m starting on a new journey with going to Uni and that means I’m moving away from home. That also means that I will be leaving my old studio. 😦 It hasn’t even been a year since I started Dance and already the time to move on is already coming. On the brighter side, I will be most likely be keeping in touch with my old studio, perhaps attending a few classes every now and then.
There is a saying “The grass is greener on the other side.” If you have never heard of it, it means that things that are not in our possession seem better and bigger and greater. In reality, it is not. It is just the same as the grass you are standing on. Moving away from home is a little like that. I wanted to move away from home, be independent and hopefully become more mature and rounded but then I feel a bit homesick for the simple life and moments I had in my hometown. I think this experience has made me more humble as an individual and understand that little moments count. I really cannot explain to you how different and life changing moving away from home may be and change you emotionally and your perceptions. A part of it is experiencing it for yourself.
Today is another ballet class with my new teacher, Ms. C and again I am looking forward to the two classes I will be attending today. Last week was a bit of a challenge as we did the full (RAD) intermediate exercises. I also had a grade 5 class which was new but doable. To get to the level I should be I should have it completed as fast as I can, as well as developing the strength and flexibility correctly. Of course, as well as technically. Oh ballet, you are a work in progress. 😌
A few hours later…….
Okay, I have just finished my classes in my new studio and boy is pointe work hard. I find it super hard to get over my pointe shoes, perhaps it’s because they are super hard! But then I don’t really want to break them in, in case I do something wrong with it! Oh, the struggle! I will definitely be incorporating more pointe work into my daily routine from now on. 😌 The first class- grade 5 was not too hard and easy to follow. Since I have only started this grade last week I can see that it definitely is getting better until intermediate came along. I guess you could say it was a “bad day” for me with ballet. I struggled a lot during the pointe exercises. Because I joined the new term halfway in intermediate level many of the girls there knew what to do and have worn their pointe shoes for a while. Thankfully, I asked for a modified level and was permitted to make my own set of pointe exercises! Phew!
Tomorrow is also my orientation day and my first day at uni, so I am super excited. Changes are exciting but overwhelming at the same time. I have found myself grateful for past experiences I had. I will touch on Uni more in the future to let you in on my life as a dancer as well as a computer applications student. 😉
That’s all for now from me! Stay tuned for more updates which will surely be interesting. 😉