Both dance and work have been productive this week. New projects come on to my plate, yesterday's lesson with Danny is fresh and liberating, and the overwhelming outpouring of support for the results of our first competition at Mid-Atlantic touched and inspired me deeply. Life is never easy, and the more commitments I make, the more risks I take, the messier it seems to get. But at the same time, following this dream brings a kind of clarity that I never before understood. I feel like between my partner, my family, best friends, coaches, other dancers in the studio, and of course, my employers, that I have the best team in the world backing me up. This is the life that I have.
Tomorrow we have our second competition, then a weekend off, before four competitions in a row throughout March. The prize at the end - USA Dance Nationals in Baltimore on March 29. But success is the journey, not the goal. Today I am alive, and today I am dancing.