Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!
When I was in the Manhattan, to occupy time started dance lessons, ballet. As per usual, I thought ballet would be super easy and I’d get it immediately. I’m not a dancer, had never attempted, it was really difficult. I took three lessons, and cut them short. .. I sort of felt like a failure because I gave up on dance so suddenly, but I’ll get back to that in a bit.
When in London I took two months of fencing lessons… immeasurable experience! Fencing had been something I had always wanted to wrap my fingers around (literally), but growing up in Santa Fe it was never really available to me. Fencing is difficult, high endurance, but I got the hang of it immediately…. great, loved it!
After Fencing, while still in London, I trained really hard with a private trainer. This guy was unbelievably talented; seriously thankful for the referral I got from a friend! We trained for three months straight (5-6 days week), switching up Pilates reformers, power plate exercise, yoga, weights, and kickboxing. The results were shocking; I was in really great shape! … and my diet was on point. I like to stay busy, usually self-motivated, but it’s nice to have someone give you that extra drive!
When I returned to the states early 2013, after over 11 years of yoga practice, I got certified to teach yoga. YAY, so grateful for the entire experience! Yoga is something that will always be with me, I continue to practice regularly.
So anyway, where am I going with all of this???
I’m in Santa Fe now, after spending several months in LA. What’s so incredible about being back in Santa Fe is the new Dance Institute (NDI-Dance Barn). It’s beautiful; a multimillion-dollar structure offering nearly 20 classes per day, seven days a week. It’s downtown, near the plaza, there is always a class available! I have been taking classes now for the past three weeks. They are 1.45 mins and the coaches are marvelous!
BALLET, it’s my new thing! I’m so happy dancing, wish I had started when I was younger. I’m nearly 30, so obviously I don’t have outlandish dreams of going professional, but the workout is INSANE! Seriously, every muscle in my body is in a constant state of distress, LOL.
Take Risks! "So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever." -Neil Gaiman