Do you remember your first dance class?
What brought you to this class? What internal drive caused you look up the class time table, to pack your bag, to step foot into the studio?
How did you feel to suddenly realize you know nothing about what you were about to do, to suddenly be a beginner?
Being a beginner is scary. Being a beginner takes COURAGE.
As a confession, I haven’t handled this experience well as a more advanced dancer. It is humbling to step back and put yourself back in the vulnerable position of knowing nothing.
It is something that I am working on by working on Instagram challenges, taking online classes and pulling out material to train. But this practice will be ongoing for my whole dance life.
As a soon-to-be-mother, recognizing that I am going into a Brand New Role of totally unknown territory is incredibly scary. I will be starting at the base – every child is so different and I have no reference of what to do compared to others. It is a very scary position to be in. Being a beginner takes courage.
BUT. Every class you take, every book you read, every day that passes we become less & less of a beginner. We start to grow through the adversity, through the struggle, through the sleepless nights. We gain experience. We learn coping mechanisms. We cry, we fall, we stand up again. We show up time and time again to evolve from day 1.
Accepting we know nothing will allow us to grow into something.
For those of you (like me!) that hold ourselves back from doing that thing we want to do but we are too scared – JUST DO IT. Just try it. Every single person that inspires us was once a novice.
Here is a listen for you if you are in this boat!
Being a Beginner
Artists for JoyListen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/being-a-beginner/id1509742324?i=1000486676552
Message me and let me know if you have felt this feeling & how you dealt with it. I would love to hear & learn from your experience!
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