Last night I went from this:
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.