I took a few weeks off from blogging to gear up for my daughter’s graduation in Seattle. My daughter is one of the most persistent people I know. When she was three I put her in a beginners dance class. I wanted to make sure that she learned to love music and the expression of dance from an early age. I can remember going to dance class when I was a kid and I always found it a great way to express myself.
She danced until about six, then lost favor and we bounced around for a couple of years trying different things. There was basketball, soccer and then gymnastics. Gymnastics lasted for about 4 years before it really started taking a toll on her body. So in 6th grade she decided to start dance again and as they say, the rest is history. One of the things I so admire about her is her desire to continue to improve, learn and to stay with the program. Not once, that I knew of, did she ever waiver on what she wanted to do, become a dancer. All the late nights, weekends and dance competitions for….YEARS! She kept at it. We drove all over the country to different schools to apply and she finally settled on ASU the first year eventually transferring to Cornish College of the Arts.
I can’t tell you the pride I had when I finally saw her dance her senior project. It was amazing to see how far she’d come and the joy. Now the work really begins, but what an amazing journey so far! I like that saying, “whatever you are, be a good one“. In essence that has been what I’ve been telling her the whole time. Find your passion and give it your all and love what you do. I really do believe it. If you are in the right place, doing the right thing ~ you will shine!
This month is actually looking up for miles. I’m logging 1 – 20 May this post at 71.99! I had some nice rides and starting very slowly with the training for the Dublin Marathon. It’s hard to believe it’s 5 months to go!! I have 6812.35 miles gratefully remaining. Happy Miles to You!!