i’m back, baby!

Last night I went from this:

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to this:

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After 6 weeks of easing the old bones back into ballet, October 10th arrived and it was time for my reevaluation with the spine doc.  If the fancy cocktails up there^ didn’t already give it away, I should tell you I received some good news: I’ve finally been given permission to resume dancing 100%.  You know, jumps, turns, partnering, pointe, the WORKS.  Guys, I couldn’t be more thrilled.

To make things even more wonderful, the boyfriend and I planned a little Japanese food date night on Westminster, and happened upon an anniversary celebration at my favorite little downtown store, Modern Love/Queen of Hearts.  Free champagne cocktails (named after David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust no less), shopping AND miso soup?  I guess the universe was really on my side last night!

Today in class, our ballet mistress started showing the first petit allegro combination, and I actually learned it!  And did it!  And I was sweating!  And my heart rate was all crazy and fast and awesome!  I jumped all the way through the end of class, and even did one of my rehearsals in pointe shoes today!  Woo!  You know what they (Elle Woods) say: Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy!  Well I certainly haven’t stopped smiling yet.

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I went instagram-WILD on my trip to Florida last week!  Between daily beach time, two art openings, a ballet class taught by my very own roommie, several delicious meals (including homemade dumplings), numerous cocktails, and an awesome gourmet pizza party, there was a lot to document.  Though I thoroughly enjoyed my time down south, all good things do come to an end and I’m happy to be home in the dry, cooler surprisingly humid weather of Providence!