Just. Write.

Amanda, just write. Put words together. Type them out. Scrawl them on paper. Text yourself. Just. Write. Why don’t we do more of the thing that burns inside us? We let work take over. Kiids, groceries, laundry, all push our passions to the back burner. And now as the holidays approach, our lists grow longer,Continue reading “Just. Write.”

We always have a choice.

We always have a choice. Always. We can choose to respond or not respond. We can choose action or complacency. We can choose courage over fear. We can choose gratitude instead of lamenting the things we don’t have. We can choose starting over or hanging on to the past. We all know this. We allContinue reading “We always have a choice.”

If I had three lives…

I have a job that requires me to be “on” all the time. Owning a dance studio and teaching kids means teaching appreciation for a timeless art, passing on traditions, and offering instruction in technique and terminology accurately and deliberately in order to perpetuate the craft. It also means being the best part of everyone’sContinue reading “If I had three lives…”

You’re salty, too.

Gee, I didn’t know I had so many ladies going through the hormonal mess that I’m going through until I posted about being salty over the whole thing. Yep, you’re salty, too. Today is one of those days. Everything hurts. I could be tearful, but I’m fighting it back. My body is just tired. IContinue reading “You’re salty, too.”

Salty About Menopause

I’m salty. I am real damn salty about menopause. I don’t even like the word. I don’t like saying it. I don’t even want to talk about it. They need to come up with another word. The mere mention of it chaps my hide. Salty. Here’s the deal. I’m 47, right? And I’m feeling someContinue reading “Salty About Menopause”

Back to Blog

Well…if ain’t your girl who tries to have a blog but fails to post?! Here I am! Can you tell my dance season started last Monday? Can you tell that I’ve run nonstop from task to task, appointment to appointment, meeting to meeting, and activity to activity for the last 10 days? Eeek! Maybe oneContinue reading “Back to Blog”

The Dance Season Begins

I’ve had coffee this morning, and we enjoyed some cresent rolls and homegrown honey. I’ve ordered groceries. Meals for the week are planned, too, so I’m hoping the order gets filled completely. Keith is assembling some new cubbies for the dance room. I’m about to finish up class planning then head off to spruce upContinue reading “The Dance Season Begins”

Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope

SUICIDE PREVENTION: LOVE & HOPE Last week, we shared some of our story in hopes of helping someone, anyone, navigate mental health struggles and suicidal ideation. It’s real and horrible and so prevalent. Let me share the most important part – THERE’S HOPE! Now, please know I am extraordinarily sensitive to the fact that notContinue reading “Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope”

Emotions In Check = Less Pain

I did something this week that I often have a hard time with…I kept my emotions in check. Yeah, it’s worthy of celebration, right?! Go, Me! Follow me on this…you KNOW something to be true, but it takes life happening, experiencing hardship, and un-learning and re-learning, before you finally can DECLARE it. Well, here weContinue reading “Emotions In Check = Less Pain”