I Commit to Change: Time To Buy New Dance Shoes
Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you that I have been planning to “Dance” again a year ago. Every time I think of my broken dream as a dancer, I often say to myself “Maybe I should Dance Again.” And, it ends there… I didn’t really commit to finding dance class or doing something about it.
One person asked me when I was confused on what to do with my life and career…
“What do you want to do in life, regardless of money, time and other factors. What makes you happy?”
I immediately said, “I want to Dance again.”
Memories of A Dancing Era
I have been dancing since grade school. I remember the first time the teacher acknowledge that they liked how I dance when I was in Grade 2. Since at that age I was taller than my classmates, they put me at the back-ish of the dancers. (Don’t ask me why I was taller then but I’m an inch short to 5”). The teacher noticed me and put me on the first row despite the fact that I was tall… I didn’t know why she did that but I must have done something right
I wanted to take ballet lessons since then. I was so jealous of my classmates changing to their ballet clothes after the class for their ballet lessons. Our family couldn’t afford dance lessons however. So I just moved on…
I thought I stopped dancing there… It was in grade 6 that this dancing thing took over my life.
I have a poor memory, but the only thing I can remember is that I found myself in an audition room. Our school competes every year with other schools for the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) literary division. There were 5 girls and 5 guys left… They only need to pick 4 pairs… They asked me to dance the piece… My memory was blurry but all I remember is that I got the spot!
Ever since, I danced on every opportunity there is… If some programs needed intermission numbers, we danced hiphop. We even danced in some seminars outside of school and it was totally fun because we were excused from our classes just to dance
Ah… remembering all that is bliss…
In high school, I continued dancing and competed for NOPSSCEA again.
It was also in high school that I discovered cheerleading. I was obsessed with it! Especially when at that time, the movie “Bring it on 1” was very very popular. I watched it like 20 times I think and I memorized the lines already lol
I danced a lot during high school that pretty much my face was on every dancing gig ever. On my last day in high school, I received letters and gifts from… well… I guess I can say “Fans”… they were students from the lower batches and. I couldn’t believe I also served as an inspiration to them… It really melted my heart ^_^
In college, I continued cheerleading…
Okay, nobody knows except my college friends that I joined a Beauty Pageant lol.
There was a “Talent Portion” of course…
This was the first time I danced solo…
I must admit, I gave my all on that dance… it was a mixture of ballet and hiphop.
After I danced, the crowd applauded like crazy…
I was in tears… I was so HAPPY!
Why I’m sad
Notice the pictures… they were just scans.
In my days, digital cameras are way expensive and I couldn’t afford it.
My SOLID POINT: I wasn’t able to capture my dancing era
ERGO: It’s as if it never happened!
What evidence would I show to my grandchildren?!?
My solo dance… nobody captured it in video or even in stills.
I also stopped dancing after second year of college. My boyfriend at that time (now my ex obviously) wanted me to quit cheerleading and dancing… He doesn’t want other guys to get close to me… You know in cheerleading where guys throw girls everywhere? yeah… He was that jealous of a boyfriend who even didn’t let me hang out with my girl friends… (haiz how I regret those days)
I gave up my crown as a dancer when I was in my second year of college… I had a lot of dancing engagements supposedly and I was supposedly a “lead” dancer in many competitions… But I was stupid and I gave up dancing… Now I let my best friend in college take over all of my dancing roles.
Who got the Special Literary Award for Dancing?
Not me of course
I cried when I realized what I gave up for some stupid love life… College was done, I can not rewind…
Time for a Change
I must admit I got a little emotional writing this… Dancing is my passion and remembering my stupidity of letting love and immaturity take over me made me really hate myself…
It’s time to renew myself…
I need to move on from my horrid college memories and replace them with good ones.
Right now, my current boyfriend is very supportive of me dancing again I’m thinking – any dance class will do! I love any dance!
Most important thing… I am a performer. I love being on stage and perform.
I think, now is the time to make it happen again…
I Commit To Change
I shall Dance again!
I will find a dance class. Any, ballroom, hiphop, jazz, even pole dancing…
I am committed to UNBREAK my broken dream…
Time to buy new dancing shoes
Committing to Change Can Make You a Winner
Do you also plan to change something in your life?
Perhaps becoming a more independent woman?
Changing boyfriends? (LOL) I’m just kidding…
Want to go to school again?
Fulfilling your dreams?
Doing what you are passionate about?
Moving on with your career?
I know there must be something… Why don’t you join all other women committed to changing for the better. Not only will you be on your way to a new you, you would also get a chance to win Gift Certificates and other prizes if you post your commitment to change on I Commit To Change Facebook page.
You know what to do… Are you ready for change within yourself?
to a better us,