In God She Trusts

Beginnings

Posted on: August 19, 2010


As a growing dancer, I might’ve been taking classes, performing, and teaching for quite a while, but  the more I do this, I hope I NEVER forget the beginning.  No matter how much I experience.. how many jobs I might do, how many classes I teach, or how many places I might travel, I hope to always maintain the same hunger, work ethic, and inspiration I felt in the beginning.. that same inspiration that started this all.

I’ve seen that people do forget.  People get comfortable.. start thinking they’re above something, and don’t work as hard as they used to.  People think that it’s unnecessary to hustle like they did in the beginning–and that’s unfortunate.  It’s normal to experience that.  After we repeat things over and over again, we establish familiarity with it, so we think we won’t need to work so hard anymore, right?  But I feel that people should think harder about keeping up with the times.  What people fail to realize after reaching that phase of complacency is that they WILL get passed up by the up and coming generation if they stand still.  They could get passed up by the new.. the energetic.. the ones who are workin day and night to educate themselves with older, foundational material and reinventing something new.

I’m inspired by beginners.  I’m inspired by people who are new to any game, willing to learn, willing to take risks, willing to listen to advice that’ll help further them.  I learn A LOT from beginners.  As much as I’ve danced, I am still a beginner to so many things… 5, 10, 15 years from now, I hope I can still call myself a beginner to protect the mentality that I’ve got lots to learn.

2010 has definitely been a crazy ride.  I’ve been at my highest with finally doing things I’ve dreamed of.. and I’ve been at my lowest with experiencing things I’m too embarrassed to write here.  Trust.  I’ve been through a lot… but I’m truly happy and am looking forward to the rest of my career as a dancer.

It’s only the beginning…

in God we trust
<33 apes x essence

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