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Why I Love Dance (yet another essay on it!)...

Personally, I believe that the best feeling on earth is walking into a room full of people and all of them cheering your name. Don't look back through my archives because I've probably claimed something else was better. No matter, I take it all back: I'd tale anything back if I could feel that great all the time. That is how amazing it is. Every Wednesday, and ever Saturday, I can feel that, because that's when I have dance. 

I'm not a late person, but somehow I always over run on the way to dance. Walking into the changing room with 45 seconds to spare and so many voices will light up. Normally, having more than one person trying to talk to me would stress me out but with them, I don't mind. Everything feels different with the girls at dance. You're forced to form relationships at a level of closeness that is so much higher than usual. Forced seems too aggressive a word. Obviously there's a few people I don't get on with but with the group I do, not…
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Bullet Journaling...

At Christmas last year I was given a notebook which I decided to turn into a bullet journal. I'd seen all of the instagram Gods using it and thought I'd be able to do as good a job. I was probably overestimating my ability, as someone with absolutely no artistic skill. However, it's been eleven months now, and I've still kept it up!

Continuing with something for a long amount of time has never been something I'm good at, but my bullet journal is still going strong. The whole phenomena seems to have kept the buzz up around itself as well: which is something I didn't expect. If you never heard of the fad (you know, if you were too busy eating your avocado toast) it's a 'customisable organisational system'. What that means is that you can use it as a to-do list/ diary/ planner. Some people- all of the prettiest ones!- intertwine their's decorations, whereas other people's- literally mine!- are just a messy cluster of lines.   


Another thing that …

What Dance has Taught Me...

People think that the one thing dance teaches is discipline. To an extent, I believe that's true because I can hold a pliet for a lot longer than the average person. I, however, will never been a prima ballerina. Partly because I've never done ballet (one of my biggest regrets) and partly because I dance for fun. Just fun. My life isn't Dance Moms, it's more of a relaxed training montage! I don't have enough discipline- or drive- to train for hours everyday but what I do have is enough enjoyment from the hours I put in. 

Almost all of that enjoyment comes from the girls that I spend those hours with. In my class, there's eleven of us and I'm in a nice little group of six! I'd say that something they've taught me is female empowerment; that's a huge thing. A lot of girls grow up wanting to be the best and, fair enough, I did too! However, there's a huge difference between wanting to be the best and tearing other people down. You can be on top,…

October's Look Back

This month I learned how much pressure I could handle. It wasn't because I was put into a particularly intense situation, it was just from my own mind. All of the little things that I had bundled up ended up tying themselves into a knot. It was a knot so tight that I couldn't untangle it: even trying was too much. Eventually, I told other people about it, and they all helped to undo it. Obviously this is a metaphor, however October did feature an unpleasant untying experience for me!

It was the day before a dress rehearsal for 'The Crucible'. It's basically, if you haven't heard of it, a play about the Salem witch trails which meant we were all dressed in attire from the 19th century. That included what can best be described as a circular bib. It was horrendous. Before the show, my friend Eliza tied it onto me (you can see where this is going) and we started the performance. It got to the end, everyone was getting undressed, and we realised that my circular bib …