Hi ladies and gents!
I realized this month is almost over, which means 2018 is 2/3 of the way through! We only have 4 more months of 2018 (I really can’t believe it), and although it is not too much time, it is still a significant amount of time to get sh*t done!
At the start of this year, my goals included being persistant in the pursuit of my dreams… It’s quite vague really. I didn’t know what to specify because I had so many goals and so many options up in the air, I was very confused as to where I was headed and where I wanted to go. I am certain now, however, that 2018 has been a year to work on many goals relating to my bigger dreams. My dreams relating to dancing, training, and constantly growing.
Below is a list of my goals, and some updates on where I’m at with them!
Dancing professionally: This year, I’ve had the pleasure to continue dancing for the company I dance with in Hudson Valley, NY; in addition to landing some apprentice positions in companies based in New York City. This month has been particularly demanding, as I’ve been auditioning my butt off for a bunch of different NYC-based companies, some of which I am still waiting to hear back from. The fall is looking like it will be really busy for me commuting in and out of NYC (especially in October), so I cannot wait to see how much farther I will go!
Graduate School for dance/movement therapy: I did a LOT of research, and finally found another dance/movement therapy program I want to attend (that is also low-residency!!). It is at Lesley University in Massachusetts, and they actually were ready to admit me in the spring before I even submitted an actual application! I would have sent in my application as well, but I attended the American Dance Festival for June and July, and the timing of the festival interfered with the first summer session for the graduate program. Alas, I am not in graduate school (YET!), but I will definitely be applying in the fall for this summer (2019)! Fingers crossed!
Barre instructor certification: As you all probably saw, I’ve been working on my certification for Xtend Barre (see my post if you are not familiar! Xtend Barre Training). I am very close to finishing my certification and being able to teach my own classes! I will keep you all posted when I do. This is something I’ve wanted to do for years, so the fact that it is actually happening is SO exciting!
Travel: I road-tripped down to the American Dance Festival and had the most AMAZING 6 weeks ever (see I’m Back and Ready to MOVE!). I tried new food, new drinks, made so many new friends and connections, and experienced so much! I always wanted to attend the American Dance Festival, and I made it happen (on scholarship no less!). I also can now say I drove from North Carolina back home, by myself, in only 9 hours! It was incredible, and I hope I can take a few more smaller, fun trips with friends before the year is over!
This is where I am at right now with my goals and my life, and I am so excited to see what the last third of 2018 has in store! I am sure there will be plenty more dances to be danced, and projects to completed before we can kiss 2018 goodbye and welcome 2019 with open arms. But I am not ready to look to 2019 (not yet anyway) – there is still so much to do in 2018!
How are the goals you set at the new year coming? Are you working towards any or all of them?! Let me know in the comments 🙂 I would love to hear how you all are crushing it!