Back to Ballet

It’s been a sad, sad ballet month thus far.  My studio was closed for Thanksgiving week, and then I had to miss a couple of classes for silly reasons.  My first class in two weeks was on Monday and I was So. Sore. the next couple of days!

BUT.  Now it’s back to regular ballet!

. . . until Christmas and New Year’s roll in and screw up everyone’s schedule again.

*sigh*

How do you keep your ballet routine over the crazy holidays??

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A Day Without Ballet is Like a Day Without Sunshine . . .

No sunshine on Thursday.  Because I skipped ballet class (*gasp!*).

It was one of those unavoidable things where life got in the way.  It’s getting cold, and the heater needed turning on (For most people, I realize this is simple.  But we have a geothermal wood burner heating our house, so it’s a bit trickier!).  My sister and mom were out of town, and their horses needed tending.  Work has been busy busy.   By the time I even remembered it was ballet night, it was time to leave for ballet.  Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

The night of, I didn’t really miss it.  I was tired and not too enthused about squeezing into a leotard.

But every night since, I’ve been kicking myself for not making it happen.  I can’t believe I still have 4 more days until I can go to class again.  I’ve found myself doing random plies around the house, as if to make up for lost class time.

So I’ve learned an important ballet lesson: In the words of the incomparable Tim Gunn, “Make it work!”  Life can try to get in the way all it wants, but this girl is going to ballet.  No excuses!