This year, I decided to celebrate by doing what I love, rather than having a party or gathering. I spent my birthday with my family in Los Angeles enjoying good, though not pricey or fancy meals. The rest of the week was dedicated to dance.
I got back into town Saturday afternoon. Sunday, I had Bruno Mars flash mob performance day and a master workshop with the Hamilton choreographer(Taking my shot.) Monday was my weekly Beyonce Run the World choreo class. Tuesday, after 3 long weeks, was a return to my samba no pe workshop. The objective for that night’s lesson was endurance so we danced samba no pe nonstop for an 8 minute song, 7 minute song, and a 5 minute song, etc. (My calves and feet felt that for days!) Wednesday I had the privilege of seeing The Revolution on their reunion tour honoring Prince. They gave a show that was 100% wonderful. I was in the general admission standing room section, one row back from the stage, where we danced and sang along all night.
By that Friday, I needed a break. I had a ticket to Morning Mashups with Daybreaker but slept in instead. The thought of getting up before 7am on a Friday to commute to San Francisco to dance for a few hours was not appealing. My #summerofdance was not the best time to start training for a half-marathon. My joints are indeed 45. It’s important to listen to my body and get adequate sleep. This is a work in progress. With my job change, honoring my health will be crucial.
My #summerofdance not only brought me great joy but it helped me rediscover downtime. I don’t need to go, go, go to remain stable and happy. 45 is a good year. I am committed to keeping it so.