Dancing Outside of the Box

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I’ve had thoughts churning in my head for days now. If I’m honest, they’ve been swirling for a few weeks, perhaps even a year. I’ve been waiting for them to align, to settle, to “behave” before giving them [...]

Here’s To Us, New York—Happy Four Years

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Dear New York, It’s me — The Tiny Dancer. I just stopped by to say Happy Four Years to us. Four years ago today, we were simply meeting. I didn’t know what adventures you’d take me on, where our favorite spots would be, where [...]

Nurturing The Bud

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I have always felt that going to a dance studio was like going home for me. So much of my life has happened on taped-down marley. I’ve gathered floor burns and bruises while I rid my mind of the day’s adventures. I’ve laughed and rejoiced and [...]

The Year Of The Uncomfortable

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It started with a phone call. Goodness, that sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? But it’s true. One phone call ignited a flame within me and inspired me to take bigger leaps, to dream outside the box, to purposefully make myself consistently [...]

Ten Minutes With Mercedes

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As I was leaving my subway stop last night to head home, I saw an elderly woman trying to open the door to exit. I ran forward to open it for her and was greeted with a soft, “How kind. Thank you.” Before I had made it past her, the [...]

My Memory Blanket

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Lately, I’ve had an overwhelming urge to listen to classic country music. Waylon. Willie. Charley. The voices that can sing a single note, and you instantly know it’s them. For the past two weeks, I’ve listened to these songs day after day. At [...]

You’re Letting Me Leave My Mark On You

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Hey there, New York. It’s me again – The Tiny Dancer. We’ve made another half trip around the sun, which puts us bonded together for 3.5 years. Have you tired of me? I haven’t yet tired of you. There’s so much we have left to conquer together. [...]

A Heart’s Cravings

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A few days ago, I was listening to a podcast while commuting to work. In this particular episode, a woman described how she decided to give a kidney to a complete stranger. She mentioned that when she started her bucket list as a child, she had [...]

Date Yourself

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I love experiencing new things with people. I adore watching their faces light up with excitement and fascination, knowing that the glow on their face is but a sliver of the warmth they feel in their soul. Have you ever taken a moment to notice [...]

Remembering My Grandparents

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It’s National Grandparents’ Day — a day to celebrate those who spoil you and love you and treat you like you are the greatest gift given to the world. And on today, I remember those four grandparents I was blessed to have for a [...]