I dance ballet and some latin dance. These excerpts are about the struggle of finding the "balance" of being an adult and having a strenous full time (and expensive) hobby.

hamster wheel

I think about the following things in class;

Work, alignment, trying NOT to look in the mirror too much, getting new leotards, my turnout, if anyone has texted me, where is my water bottle?, what song is the pianist playing?, how this one girl always stares at herself like she’s dating herself in the mirror during barre work, epaulement positions, bills, eating, sleeping, what am I doing with my life!!?, not laughing at my barre partner, why this one lady is so rude to our teacher?, love, life, loss, and if I’ll ever get over him, dreading waltzing, anatomy, spotting during pirouettes, and when can I take my next bubble bath and nap.

full circle

paris in a bottle