Friday, August 12, 2011
Going After a Dream
One of my deepest desires is to make a living off of my dancing. The path is hard, the pay is little. I'm not sure if non-dancers understand how difficult it is to rise above the competition, get noticed, and offered a job. There are sore days, blood, sweat, blisters, and many rejections, while never ceasing to attain perfect technique. Yet dancers everywhere love what they do.
For whatever reason I waited months just waiting for an opportunity to fall into my lap. Then one day I had a revelation. Hey, why not take action! Go looking for a job! What a concept!
The idea didn't occur to me sooner because I thought I wasn't good enough. My discouragement caused me to open up to one of my teachers. I told her how desperate I was, and how I felt as if all my hard work wasn't getting me where I wanted.
She advised me to make my presence known to a certain company, and informed me that I don't need to wait, I'm ready right now. The next step in my journey however, would require me to act against my quiet nature. I had to approach the people in charge and let them know I was interested. I won't divulge anything else today, but in my next post I'll share the ironic, but hopeful and joyfully received, situation I've found myself in.
Posted by Kristina at 1:54 PM