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  1. What a beautiful happy place. I love hearing/reading people talk about — not only a “passion” — but something that creates a strong, comfortable, powerful sense of self & body. It was so nice to read this about you.
    My strongest moments of presence & confidence have come when I am completely connected with the rock & my body only (when rock climbing). Growing up, playing the piano was my happy place & still is, though I am on my own hiatus until I can move my piano here.
    I wish I could see your performance. I wish you the best experience!

  2. I LOVE to dance! I took dance at the Juanita Wilson School of Dance in middle and high school. Is she still there? Not sure. I also did plays and choreography at Four County Players. Oh, and I was a cheerleader (if you can believe it).

    Nowadays it’s just Zumba and boogying down to live music…though I also toy with the idea of taking jazz again.

    My fulfillment nowadays is getting dirty in my garden and in the woods camping 🙂

  3. I was reading and thought, I KNOW that fountain! 🙂 one of my favorite places in my beautiful city – I used to go there a lot when I worked downtown…

    I used to have that “thing” with tennis – I lived and breathed it (played tournament level and taught).

    very exciting for you to be dancing again – have a wonderful time!

    • That’s great that you recognized it! We started on top of it without the water and turned the water on partway through. It was fun and scary to be on the ledges when the water started gushing!

  4. Playing the piano used to do it for me. Now I get lost while walking and often while reading. I do miss the piano at times. I haven’t played in 23 years. Wish I could see you perform.

  5. Sarah

    I can totally relate! I started dancing at age 5 and danced all the way through college. Ballet through high school and then modern dance in college. I intended to keep dancing after but when I started law school it just totally disappeared from my life. I’m 27 now and would love to start dancing again. I dream about dancing sometimes. I’m also 8 months pregnant so I won’t be signing up for any classes at the moment but I’m thinking it might be an awesome way to get back in shape after the baby comes! I worry that I’d look foolish or be so out if dancing shape though! Do you worry about that?

    • Hi Sarah,
      I have been really pleasantly surprised that a few years off hasn’t hurt me at all. Obviously I’ve stayed active so, while dancing uses your muscles in different ways than yoga and running, I am still “in shape” for it. My technique may even be better now than it was before because I am less self-conscious and not trying as hard as I did in my early 20’s. I feel like I was able to let go of all those ways that I <thought I danced and just dance the way that felt right NOW.
      Give it a go!
      Also, no one has to know how much training you have ;).

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