Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What I'm going to Do when School is Out

In just 130 days I'll be done with college.

I will celebrate Christmas.

I will read books of my choice.

I will learn to do yoga.

I will learn more about biking.

I will run with my dogs.

I will paint the walls of my house.

And I will continue to learn many, many things.

I will not have to miss work to go to reviews.

I will not have to deal with the scheduling conflicts of everything class brings with it.

I will not have to deal with petty, entitled students who "participate" in reviews by spending their time on Facebook and call the TA's "idiots."

I will not have to stress about parking.

I will not have to worry about "my record."

I will not have to correspond with "TA's."

I will not have to brave the swarming crowds of campus.

I will not have to log into BYU's "My Financial Center."

I will be so very happy.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


I said I would blog more.

So here I go.

Lately, I've been thinking about taking ballet classes again.

When I was little, I took ballet classes because that's what little girls do. Also, my sister did it, which made it something I should DEFINITELY do.

I was okay. I wasn't great, but I tried hard and I was okay. I was much better at jazz and modern dancing, but still not great. I think, back then, I liked the idea of being "a dancer" than really actually being one. Took a lot of courage on my part to accept that and say "no thanks" to dance lessons after 9th grade....


Lately, I've seen a lot of ballet dancers around. You can just spot them miles away..

Backs straight
Chins up
Shoulders back
Stomach in
Feet turned out

Ballerinas are beautiful. Just gorgeous, really. They reek of grace, poise, and confidence. And I know they may not all feel confident - but they certainly look it. And I love that.

And I want to be a ballerina, too.